Sunday, 19 June 2016

Father's day massacre!

The Hammonds got very very competitive this morning and battled at 'Laser quest' in what turned out to be a walk over for Anna and I, as team 'Wiggle' simply buried team Lucy and Amy forcing them into negative points! In short, it was a massacre with Anna alarmingly coming out on top with the most kills and highest hit ratio. This epic (much sarcasm) battle lasted a short twenty minutes and it was the most fun I have had in ages, with Amy wearing a dress that made her a sitting duck in the dark, coming out as a walking neon target, we could not fail to win! It has been a fabulous fathers day, with Pizza and Pasta with Granny and Grandpa as a victory meal for Wiggle and I after, watching the world go by in the big city. I loved my card from my girls. I may not be the best dad in the world, although it  warms my heart that the girls think I am; but I do try my hardest and utmost to always be the best dad I possibly can every day. Not a day will go by in my life where I will not give my girls all I have to create as much opportunity for them as possible. I love you both more than words can say - thank for being my girls and sharing your chocolate Pizza today with your old man! Yes chocolate Pizza! xx

Sunday, 12 June 2016

All that hard work paid off....

After months of mismatched games, playing better teams, getting tonked and the misery of constantly picking the ball out of the net, Anna's team really started to gel at the end of the season and become competitive and cohesive as a team. Anna (biased dad) shone through with crunching tackles, last ditch defending on the line and out muscling boys twice as physically strong as her and finally got her reward. At the end of season presentation she picked up the 'Players Player of the Season' award and well deserved if I do say so myself. To say she was pleased would be an understatement. I had tears in my eyes, slightly on the quiet, as I was not sure how those around me would react if they saw me a dribbling wreck! I am really proud of Anna and her determination and resilience to defend her goal at all costs, keep her head held high when loosing and hard work in developing her game and to get recognition from all the other players was fabulous. Well done Wiggle - looking forward to watching you next season x

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Coaxing out the sunshine....

After a week of indifferent moods, a stinking cold for me and appalling weather, with my children rediscovering their happy faces, we headed to Wells today to see if we could bring out the sunshine and raise our spirits. In short, it worked and we used every trick in the book to convince ourselves that summer had started. Slight problem as we drove to Wells in fog! We had ice creams and the weather did not change, we shopped and strolled around and the weather thought about it, we went to the arcades and won much swag and the clouds parted, finally hitting the park and boom!! Out came the sunshine to support us in the justification we had all put on shorts for the day. Great company, great manners and my girls back to the lovely girls I know they are capable of. I have been worried about Lucy as she has had several set backs and kicks to her confidence of late with things not quite going her way despite her best efforts. It was great to see her play today and hang out with two of her best friends from school who we found also pottering around in Wells too, comfortable in her own skin.