Last week we were heading out, car loaded with children, dog, wellies, picnic, general garb that the family requires and as I closed the front door behind me and walked to the car I had this sinking feeling that Brian may not have had keys. Don’t ask me why I had this feeling because he always has them with him, but it’s like that sixth sense just kicked in so I asked.

It was one of those moments when your brain suddenly feels like fudge… well, mine does anyway. Just a little dense and stuck in the middle of a situation, yet to find the way out!

His answer was to ask me exactly the same question and in an instant we realised that we had indeed locked the house with the keys all inside. Annoyed with myself for not yet giving our neighbour a key (I mean we’ve only been here two years), I kick-started my brain and we tried to hatch a plan!

Brian on the roof

Fortunately Myles’ bedroom window was open and so we took our telescopic ladder from the garage and Brian started climbing! I thought he was bonkers but there’s no stopping him when he’s decided on something!

Thankfully it was just long enough to get to the roof which he then scaled across and nose-dived through the Velux, with me frantically grabbing the camera to capture the moment and the children in hysterics at the sight! Suffice to say, no Lego Star Wars ships were damaged as Brian fell through the window, and he was pretty unscathed too. #hero

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So, off we went for our day out to a local farm with all sorts of great bouncy castles, animals, rides etc – hours of fun! Myles loved the reptiles and falconry display and Beely loved the general charging about!

MylesThe summer holidays are approaching at speed and so the planning is afoot of what we can get up to. We haven’t yet decided if we will go away or not as there is loads to explore just here on our doorstep in the Cotswolds. Having got married last summer, it might be nice just to stick around locally…we shall see!

Talking of summer holidays, these ones are particularly poignant as they mark the end of primary school years for Myles!! He starts Secondary School in September and is thoroughly looking forward to it.

One of the highlights of year 6 for him has been their end of year show which is always a big event. This year they did Robin Hood and I was immensely proud of his performance as Prince John – it’s definitely there in his blood, RSC here we come!!

Catch up soon.

Much love,

Pipa x

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