I am not sure what I can say about this week. It started well enough despite some rough weather over the weekend and the predicted storms all disappeared by early Monday morning, giving us the chance to get out to Farmer Palmers where we had fun bottle feeding lambs, grooming ponies and hand feeding red deer.
On Tuesday we were invited to London Zoo to cover the opening of the new Land of the Lions exhibit. It is truly spectacular and I got some great pictures of the lionesses and a squeeze from Dr Ranj of CBeebies fame.
Wednesday was where my week went wrong, spectacularly wrong. We were off to the Olde House in Cornwall for a short stay, but my car had other ideas and literally went bang just 45 minutes from our destination. Cue a few tears, frantic phone calls after realising my roadside cover wasn’t good enough and three trucks to get us back home again.
Thursday saw my car get taken into the garage where we bought it to see what went wrong, but they couldn’t look at it until Friday. I asked for a courtesy car but sadly they couldn’t help so we were stuck at home for the day.
On Friday we got the diagnosis – my 6 year old car, still covered by warranty, with 50K miles on the clock was a write-off as it needs a whole new engine. I cannot go into the conversation with the dealership at the moment but it is safe to say I am concerned and will hopefully find out if the warranty company will fix it on Monday.
On Saturday I took my frustration out by clearing the old rotten garden shed, taking old toys to the tip, re-homing a family of mice that had decided to eat all our garden furniture and then taking Isaac to an archery party. I even got to have a go myself and think I have found my sport – apparently I have “good grouping”
So, plans for next week have had to be changed and I am now a grumpy, car less, days out blogger!
Here are this weeks pictures:
86. Easter Egg hunting at Nanny’s House
87. Feeding the Red Deer at Farmer Palmers
88. A Lioness at London Zoo
89. Heading home after breaking down
90. Car off for its verdict
91. Painting Gnorris the Gnome
92. Giving archery a try at Charlie’s party