Easter holiday mayhem


With both kids off school for the Easter holidays things get a bit chaotic at home! Of course it’s always in a nice way that there’s so much to do with them but we’ve had a few additional things to be concerned about too.

Some friends of ours have some sheep and because it’s been so dry and cold lately the grass hasn’t grown and  so they were suffering. A neighbour has a field on the other side of our garden and offered the lush green grass to eight friendly but rather inquisitive sheep. They were very happy in the field for a few days but discovered that the “grass was indeed greener on the other side” and have become escapologists.

My daughter is chief sheep rustler but in the past few days I’ve been out four or five times a day to gather them in and put them back in their field.  It’s quite a game we played and I don’t mind it but I  think it’s me who is being laughed at by the sheep, baaaah!

My son has been getting ready for a Duke of Edinburgh four day walk in the Peak District so kit was being checked, tents being pitched and the water-resistance of various garments being tested too. His water-proof trousers had a hole in them but that’s where the Navy Seal tape came in handy and a quick patch sorted them out. The navy seal tape is outrageously sticky and strong and even though I had just re-proofed the trousers it’s stuck to them wonderfully. Of course now I’ve just looked at the weather forecast and the weather looks as though it won’t rain at all! But better to be safe than sorry.

Although it’s been quite frenetic and busy the one thing that’s been lovely and calming are the new Solithia solar lights, which are about to be a very special offer on Saturday 27th April. These are without doubt the best quality and most fully featured solar lights I’ve ever seen. With a simple switch you can have them as lovely white lights or  morphing coloured lights. They have multiple LEDs so the top lights up as well as it casting some beautiful light downwards creating a wonderfully pretty pattern on the ground.

They use the latest lithium iron rechargeable batteries and being stainless steel and glass they are designed to last for a very long time. My daughter has exclaimed that they are truly beautiful but we are just in two minds as to whether we like the white light or the coloured light better. The good news is you can have either and because of the design they could easily be used as table lights but I rather like mine nestled among the plants. They’ll be on all day on Saturday with the lovely Gill Gauntlett and I’ll be joining her for the first three hours at 9,10 and 11am. If you want the finest quality solar lights that will stand you in good stead for a long time then do join us to find out more.

The Saturday and Sunday of Easter was pretty much spent all day at QVC but I did have Good Friday and Easter Monday off. Managed to spend some time with the family and just kicked back with my daughter and wife, as my son was somewhere in the top of a mountain in the Peak District. I know they always say that time goes so quickly but I can’t believe Easter has already been and gone and the summer is nearly upon us. I bought a new Samsung phone from QVC and so spent several hours setting it all up and organising it the way I wanted it.

My daughter put pressure on me to get a new phone so that she can get my old phone, but I must admit I didn’t need my arm-twisting too much!

We do have a rather excellent choice of phones at the Q, and because I’m not under contract that means I can take advantage of the best sim-only deals around. I’m hoping to start some new contracts soon as we, at the Biagi household, maybe entering the 21st-century soon by getting Internet. We have not been able to do so for the past 17 years as we live too far from the exchange, but BT tell me they’ve put in a new box and can give us broadband now!

I’m afraid I remain sceptical but I’ve placed my order and keep my fingers crossed that we can enter the wonderful World Wide Web soon!

I hope you had a lovely Easter and I’ll see you soon at the Q.

Simon X


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