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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.

Day out

Day out

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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  1. Erica Price

    Sorry to hear you didn’t get the job. Good to get some decent feedback though. It’s not much help them just saying someone was better is it?

  2. Coombe Mill (Fiona) (@coombemill)

    Some adorable happy pictures of Ashley enjoying his day out with you both, and what a busy day it was. I’m sorry you didn’t get the job and at least you had some feedback to work on. Thanks for coming over and sharing with Country Kids.

  3. Laura

    Oooh I love Ross On Wye – such a beautiful part of Wales. I know what you mean about the A40 Newport Rd being boring – it just seems to go on with nothing to look at!! We love Tintern abbey. Lovely photos and looks like you had a great time. Also it’s great you got some constructive feedback, a few times when I asked for some they didn’t even have time to reply.
    Just popping by from Country Kids

    Laura x

    1. Sue

      thanks for commenting 🙂

  4. Brinabird

    What a busy Tuesday with the grandson! He has such a cheeky wee grin. Sounds like lots of different kinds of fun #countrykids. Sorry about the job.

    1. Sue

      Thanks for commenting.

  5. jenny paulin

    awww what a shame about the job 🙁 but its their loss!!
    sounds like you enjoyed a wonderful day with Ashely and took some lovely photo he does look like a typical cheeky little boy x

  6. Nikki Thomas

    Sorry to hear about the job, it is a thankless task, job hunting. Better luck next time. Gorgeous photos

  7. Susan

    What a great grin your grandson has and what a shame unconventional is seemed to be a negative

  8. Shell Louise

    What a gorgeous, cheeky smile! Sorry you didn’t get the job.

  9. Cathie B

    What a gorgeous grandson you have, and what a fab, busy day you had. Loved reading this post. Sorry to hear you didn’t get the job – it is truly their loss. Good Luck with the job hunting xx

    1. Sue

      Thanks Cathie, He certainly is gorgeous..but I am biased of course!!

  10. Jaime Oliver

    sorry you weren’t successful on that job, i am sure its because there is a better one waiting in the wings! xxx

  11. TheBoyandMe

    That giggly shot is fabulous, I can almost see the shoulder shaking laughter. I also think the photo of him on grandad’s lap is brilliant.

    Thanks for linking up to Project 365.

  12. Elaine Livingstone (@pooohbear2811)

    Ashley always looks happy, I think it is great the relationship we build with our grandchildren, so different than we do with our own children. Love the pic of him and granddad on the swing, any excuse to play grandad!!!
    Sorry about the job, it really is disheartening when this happens, but as Cathie said, it is theor loss, hope something else turns up.


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