Sunday, September 11, 2011

Back to NL with Grandma.

After my girls weekend in Portsmouth I travelled straight back to The Netherlands as I had to go into school to set up my classroom, so Allen stayed in Scotland and then Marion came back with him on the ferry. Marion then kindly stayed and looked after Jacob and Abi while I was busy with my first week of school. It was great as I didn't have to think about cooking, cleaning or ironing for that first week. While Marion was here we still managed to fit in a few trips out. We visited Monde Verde, there's a photo of them on the water pulley ride, the windmill with a cafe at the bottom - photo of them up the windmill and Gangelt wildlife park. I put in a happy photo of Jacob feeding the deer. After that photo was taken Jacob then went on to try to feed the wild boar. I told him to throw the food through the fence, due to the fact that they bite. Jacob stood a bit too close and the big daddy wild boar bit him on the finger. He was very lucky it didn't take his finger off, as it was, it was a nasty nip with lots of blood. We were there with friends from the Falklands, Sarah, a nurse who was very handy to have. She cleaned it up. I took him to the hospital to check on jabs and to get it bandaged. Sarah had said that it was fine and she was right as they didn't do any more at the hospital. It did bleed alot, I think that's what freaked Jacob out the most. Two weeks on and it's just a scab. If you look in the windmill photo you'll see his bandaged finger. He was funny, as soon as it had happened, he counted to see if he still had all of his fingers! Quite a feat as I was holding his hand above his head to stop it bleeding will dragging him to the bathroom to clean it all up. I bought a season pass on the way in - wonder if I'll ever get him back there??!!


1 comment:

carriesweatland said...

Yeah! It is great to see your pictures! Can't believe Jacob was bit by a wild boar. Do you think there will be a scar? And congratulations on the job, it sounds like you are busy, but doing well. How much longer are you working? I'm back to work, too. I forgot how much I liked the other teachers and staff, so it is really nice to be back. The kids fell into school easily, and I work in Jake's classroom some of the day. It's interesting to be in the same class as him. Not too much else is going on here. We've got a few camping trips coming up, before it gets too cold.
... AND....
HAPPY 40th!! So exciting. (I'm there next, too) Sounds like it was a nice celebration - happy birthday.

My best, Carrie