Christmas with an Olephant and family herd

Just a few pics from Christmas festivities. Didn't take many on the day as was far too busy cooking non stop, this is something that will need remedying next year! In his own unique way Ollie found a way to make opening presents combative, albeit in an endearingly cute/monstrous way. Forcing presents into Pose's face... Continue Reading →

Boys week take 5 (well 4.5)

Final day of boys week started rather late due to Ollie on Thursday night/Friday morning deciding that sleep was a rather old hat and a bit too conformist for him to take part in. This meant that by the time his avant garde broken sleeping style finally pieced itself together it was about 4.30am and... Continue Reading →

Boys week take 4

Day 4: Nothing much of note happened today. A parent/small person Christmas party was attended at Little Hurricanes, surprisingly not a horrific experience. Lots of small people being really rather well behaved and not monstrous. Some of Pose's friends made me feel a little less awkward at being the only dad there. Ollie was a... Continue Reading →

Boys week take 3

Day 3: Today was a little less all over the place and largely involved a grand expedition to the mysterious locale of Longborough quarry. As a side note Ollie has officially developed his first passive aggressive little toad trait, it involves his car seat. His car seat is at the best of times a fiendishly... Continue Reading →

Boys week take 2

Day 2: Spoiler: No major atrocities occurred today. Slimbridge went as expected. Ollie adamantly quacked at a Goose (Lesser White Fronted) and continued to shout duck at it in a very determined manner. The Goose eventually retreated looking existentially confused. This story played itself out time and again around the rest of Slimbridge with a... Continue Reading →

Boys week take 1

Day 1 of Boys week: As Rosie is stuck at school for another week and I am not (not smirking honest!), the Olephant and I have a week of adventure ahead. Day 1 of this involved a stay and play session at the Olephants nursery. In a very unlike Ollie manner, the first half an... Continue Reading →

Weekend moan

Ollie sums up my feelings in the most eloquent manner about the idea of work tomorrow. It's not as though it's been a hectic weekend, I just feel as though it's been a weekend that has short changed me on the valid rest front. It's worth pointing out that despite looking as though he's been... Continue Reading →

Hollibobs with Olliebobs: Snowdonia

Snowdonia when it's raining is ghastly. We may have to move our massive tent due to the water table being so high the area of campsite we're in is almost an inch underwater. This will be super fun. Day began with Ollie's primordial scream echoing across the camp site to let everyone know he had... Continue Reading →

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