We took Grandson Ashley out for the day on Tuesday. We traveled up to Ross-On-Wye and walked around the town, there are lots of charity shops and I like to pop in to see if they have toys suitable for Ashley. In one he spotted a soft toy and picked it up. It’s a reindeer and is also a back pack. I’ll be handy for future days out so we bought it for him, it was only £2! We popped into the local ‘spoons for some lunch. Then we drove down to the riverside so Ashley could have a run around. We took his JCB truck and a football with us. He loves his truck and enjoyed whizzing up and down the paths. He also liked Grandad setting him off down a grassy slope.
Mid afternoon we decided to travel back via the A40 to Monmouth then the A466 to Tintern / Chepstow – the A40 from Monmouth to Newport is such a BORING road. There is nothing to look at, no points of interest along the way. The A466 is a drivers road, twists and turns and good bit of concentration!!
We stopped off at Tintern for some refreshments and Ashley played on the playtower and ran around a playhouse in the pub gardens. He had us in stitches, we sat in the playhouse and he ran around the outside playing peep boo!!
We then traveled on to Chepstow and stopped at the garden centre as we have no hanging baskets up yet! They also have an aquatic and reptile centre there. We took Ashley in to see the fish and reptiles but what he enjoyed most was the chickens and the fountains.
We’ve not done much else this week, I’ve tidied up the garden and planted the hanging baskets. (I’ll pop piccies of them up soon).
I made a turkey madras following a recipe from the Curry Guy – the only change I made to the recipe was to pop it in the slow cooker. It was really good – Hubby even said it was better than we get from the takeaway. 🙂
Oh one last thing – I didn’t get the job 😦 Apparently the example I gave for dealing with under performing staff was rather unorthodox.. I know not to use that particular example again!! At least it was feedback I can work on rather than the stock answer of ‘there was a stronger candidate’!
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