Rescuing a rainy day

Today, we had grand plans for a walk in the sunshine and a picnic. Guess who didn’t look at the weather forecast? 

So, our plans for the day went down the pan. But not as much Jamer’s – but more of that later. 

The problem was, we really needed to get out of the house. Mainly due to the fact that our bathroom currently looks like this. 

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So, we headed off to the Guild Brewer’s Fayre in Bromsgrove where they have soft play and activity mornings during half term. 

Much as both girls love being outside, Libby would probably spend all day every day in soft play given half a chance. Today was no exception. 

I’m not a fan of soft play per se, but when it’s in a pub, that’s different. We’ve been to this soft play a few times now. Every time we go, Lia gets a little bit more into it. 

Today, they had a little disco in the side room which both girls really enjoyed despite being the only ones in there. They also enjoyed the little cars as always. And it turns out there’s room in there for two.

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The soft play itself was incredibly busy. Luckily though, they stopped letting people in when it got to a certain number. 

The member of staff in there was absolutely incredible. She couldn’t have been more helpful to us and everyone else.

I personally would have liked to have seen somebody else in there to help her, it just seemed too much for one person to manage. But she said she enjoyed it when it was busy and she did an amazing job.

Every time we go to the Guild with Lia, she can do a little bit more and get a bit more involved. She still isn’t walking, but had a good crawl around, walked about holding onto things and enjoyed going on the slide. 

I am slightly concerned about Lia’s walking. I’m not bothered that she isn’t walking on her own but her left foot seems to turn out at a really wide angle. I intend to take her to see the health visitor next week. 

When we’d finished in soft play, we headed into the restaurant for our food. 

I enjoyed a veggie burger while the girls shared some pasta. It was all really tasty and all got polished off. We had a side of garlic bread with cheese, clearly a hit. 

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And while we were out, hubby and my dad were hard at work on our bathroom. The dogs were refusing to get out of their bed in case somebody made them go out in the rain. And Jamer? 

This is the face one pulls when one has spent most of the day stuck behind the oven. 

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Please note, we were given a voucher towards the cost of our meal at the Guild. No cats were harmed in the making of this blog post. We rescued Jamer as soon as she alerted us to her plight. Had she thought to meow eight hours earlier, we would have let her out then. 



  1. May 30, 2015 / 6:55 pm

    My cat always hides behind the washer whenever any work is getting done in the house and we don’t see him for hours. My little two love those car’s we got Sophia a one for her second birthday last week and she has not been out of it xx

    • monsterid May 30, 2015 / 7:23 pm

      Ah that’s funny Lyndsay, the back of the oven is obviously the place to go when work is being done! Love the idea of one of those cars as a birthday present, I bet she absolutely adores it!xx

  2. June 1, 2015 / 2:17 pm

    why do they like to hide in the most awkwardest places. My family cat went missing …..turned out she was in the airing cupboard

    • monsterid June 1, 2015 / 9:08 pm

      Oh yes, the airing cupboard – another firm favourite! I always worry when Jamer has been in there for a while (this happens relatively regularly) because you’d think they’d overheat!x

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