Last Saturday we went to an event for the launch of Octonauts at the National Sea Life Centre. We have been there so many times, but H really enjoys going. Octonauts started when H was 3, I think, and it has really captured his imagination. He has a real interest in sea creatures and having the Sea Life Centre virtually on our doorstep has been great for him.
On Sunday evening, I went over to Bromsgrove to see Gordon Hendricks as Elvis. I’ve not been to see a Elvis Tribute Artist (known as ETA) before and wasn’t sure what to expect. My mother couldn’t believe the antics of the ladies in the front row and the boxes, who seemed to be big fans that travelled around the country to see the show regularly. There was a lot of kisses and scarves being thrown into the audience and gifts being presented to Elvis. It was a great show though and he performed some lovely songs.
This week has been super busy even by my standards and I’m afraid our kitchen has taken a back seat a bit. We did have our new cooker delivered on Monday, but didn’t get it fitted until Friday. Even then it only got connected up to the gas, so we can only use the hob. The fitters are in next week to finish off their work, so I’m hoping to share some pictures of my new kitchen after that.
This week our German friends were over visiting from Bonn. Given the state of our house at the moment with half the contents of the kitchen in the spare bedroom, it’s just as well they weren’t staying with us, but with other friends. I spent a lovely day with them though at the Barber Institute (a lovely small art gallery) and at Winterbourne Gardens, both on Birmingham University campus. I’d forgotten how lovely the gardens were and I think we’ll have to make sure we visit there again soon. There was time for the children to play too, when they came round in the evenings to visit.
On Wednesday I went to London for a Dyson event. We learnt about a lot of their new products and in particular about the DC43H Mattress. This handheld machine designed to help you keep on top of dust mites and the allergens they create. I’m looking forward to putting it through its paces over the next few weeks, so watch this space for a review.