Wednesday 19 June 2019

Update on life...

So life as usual, has been busy and other than scrapbooking challenges, I thought I'd best recap what's been occurring with us Butler's over the last month or so...

Back to Alex's birthday and the fact that Mum bought him a driving experience which he took part in a few weeks ago.  On the top floor of a car park at Lakeside!!

Mum was allowed to go too as a passenger.  I choose to remain firmly out of the way and took the photos!  He absolutely loved it and now thinks he's the best driver ever.... not

Alexander undertook his practice Bronze DofE expedition with the school the other week.  He had to get from his school in Eastwood to Belchamps scout camp in Hockley (and it rained) but he was successful!

1st Rayleigh Scout group had their annual target sports day that same day, so with no Alex, Cassandra and I popped in on the way home from riding where she shot and threw things, finally persevering with her axes and getting it in target!

Then the middle of last month, after Cassandra's beloved pony that she used to ride, Ashdene Primrose came home for permanent retirement, we finally got to go and see her and Cassandra and Prim were reunited again!  Thank you Alison for letting us come over.

Our shed in the garden is almost on it's last legs, but in an attempt to eeek it out for a bit longer, came 'the shed project' a whole family affair of helping to rebuild it..
 I merely provided the tea and tided up!

and then the other weekend came the painting and voila!  Good for at least another few years!

So moving on to Cassandra's belated birthday pressie which was to go and see Annie at the CLiffs Pavilion.  Main reason being that Craig Revel-Horwood was playing Miss Hannigan and we both think he's great on Strictly...
I've always been a bit of a groupie, so despite her protests, round we went with loads of others to the stage door to meet the man himself after the show.  And meet him we did!  Cassie told him he was just fab-u-lous and he called her darling!  Her evening was made!!

And finally,  Alex successfully got through his actual DofE Bronze expedition at the weekend.  Despite all the challenges he faced during it, he pushed himself to achieve and I'm so proud of him.

I think that about brings it all up to date..


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