Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Still Tired

Yesterday we went to Temple Newsam.  I really need to get a decent camera, but the only ones I seem to find are the ones that look more complicated than Mission Control and cost a kidney.  Here are the pics I managed.

I didn't realise there was a walled garden with glass house.  It was a nice, short walk down through some gorgeous bluebell woods.  They weren't quite out, so I'm hoping to go next weekend.  Bear and DH were unimpressed by the flowers but enjoyed the actual walk.  Bear hurtled round the grounds, had a marvellous time and bought three postcards.

When we got home his pal was waiting and bear spent a lot of the afternoon running up and down the street playing football.  As there were no serious injuries and only minor amounts of mud, I took it as a win.

Bear was utterly wiped out by the time bedtime came, and I think he had got too hot.  He was violently sick all over the study carpet and immediately felt better.  I didn't.  Of course I gave him cuddles, tucked him in and stayed until he fell asleep.  It took about fifteen seconds but I waited around a while just to be sure.  Then I had clean up.  I started off with spray cleaner, then water with generous amounts of disinfectant, then finally a good layer of baking powder which I let lie overnight.  It did the trick.  There's no smell and the only stain is white powder in the carpet.

Bear went into school today after I checked with the school.  I'm pretty sure that it was just bear being hot and tired.  He managed okay, but was very disappointed that I didn't take him to football.  He looked at me with massive shadows under his eyes and hollow looking cheeks and assured me that he really wasn't too tired to run round a pitch non stop for an hour.

I'm going back to my blanket.  I can't wait to post the pics once I've finished.  


  1. Oh no! Hope Bear is feeling better. Glad you had a good time out. Looks like a lovely place to visit.

  2. Lovely flowers! I can't make out the first - bougainvillea, perhaps? But the 2nd is bottlebrush and the 3rd is strelitzia, also known as Bird of Paradise. I know, you didn't ask for identification, but every time I see flowers, I have the botanist in me come out! LOL.

    I'm sorry to hear that bear got sick; good idea to keep him home from football. Hope he feels better after a day or two of rest. Sounds like you did a good job cleaning up the carpet. Take care.

  3. Temple Newsam. That brought some memories back. I hail from Wakefield so visited there quite a few times. My camera is a Panasonic DMC -TZ80. I am a total dunderhead with cameras but have managed very well with this. No idea what it cost. The DP bought it for me.