Thunder, Hospitals and Holidays

the storm lighting up the night sky

I Hear Thunder

Wow did we have some storms this weekend. I was woken in the early hours of Sunday morning by the most enormous thunder crash. It’s a good job that storms don’t frighten me, although they do make me wary as I know they can be dangerous. Thankfully, the kids didn’t wake up.

Sunday morning started quite sunny and we thought the storms were long gone, then mid afternoon we could hear rumbling. It was weird, not like normal thunder that comes and goes but a continuous rumble. I wasn’t even sure it was Thunder at first, but then I saw a flash of lightening, and another, and another. Within minutes came the rain and a proper deluge it was, the garden was soon like a pool. It just kept coming and coming, continuous rumbling, constant flashes and so much rain.

There were areas of flooding nearby, even some of the main roads were more like rivers. Living at the bottom of a hill we’ve seen a fair bit of water but the drainage is pretty good around here so it soon disappears again. The water in the garden was almost up to the edge of our patio doors but it didn’t come inside. I think we were lucky.

It was the rumbling that affected me most though, it really didn’t stop for over an hour, just a deep heavy grumbling in the sky, the heavens were certainly annoyed at something!


I spent last Thursday at the hospital with my Little Man after an accident at school. He hurt his arm on a radiator and the GP thought he may have fractured the bone. It turned out to be just bruising though. Sadly our day revealed a lot more though, the bullying that has continued for my boy on a daily basis. He is being kicked and punched on a daily basis both in the classroom as well as the playground. This is after us complaining to the school. We are now taking him out of school on a concern for welfare. In fact we are considering not sending him back at all. You can read the full story here on my post last week.

Also on the subject of hospital, I’m off for my IVIG treatment today. I’m hoping it gives me a little more relief for the rest of this week. I don’t think one days treatment is helping much though, I really need to talk to my consultant about alternatives.


This week is the Whitsun holiday from school and it feels kind of strange because for the past four years we have taken a holiday. This year, however, we have decided to take our holiday in August. It feels like a long wait, but at least we will be going for a full week instead of a midweek break.

I am hoping that we can fit in a couple of days out this week but it will probably be nearer the weekend. I’m not even sure where we will go yet but Star wants to go to the Nature Centre. We’ve been there loads of times before but she’s happier going somewhere familiar.

I want to go to a National Trust Property, there are still a few nearby that we’ve not visited yet. Maybe we can fit in both.

What have you been up to this week?


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  1. May 29, 2018 / 12:49 pm

    I am so sorry about your little man’s bullying – that is too frightening for word. I’m saying a prayer for you and your family. Sending you warm thoughts today. Hope you have a lovely trip no matter where you choose to go. #keepingitreal

  2. May 29, 2018 / 4:02 pm

    We haven’t had any of the storms but I have heard about them…It’s looked like rain all day today. I hope we don’t get a storm, they do scare me.
    I hope your boy’s arm is feeling better. Good luck with the IVIG treatment.
    Have a great half term x

  3. May 30, 2018 / 9:44 am

    So sorry to read about the bullying. I hope you get it sorted it. In the meantime, enjoy half term.
    My kids have the ability to sleep through the loudest thunder too.

  4. May 30, 2018 / 11:26 pm

    Oh no, the school, teachers, and parents should not be allowed to get away with it, I know it’s easy to say but make a huge fuss. Poor little guy, I hope the best for you both.

  5. May 31, 2018 / 9:55 am

    We had the continuous thunder too, but not as much rain as you had. It really did go on. Sorry to hear that the bullying has continued and the school have been unable to nip it in the bud. Hope his arm feels better soon. #keepingitreal

  6. June 1, 2018 / 1:55 pm

    Hi Anne, what a relief Little Man didn’t break a bone, but how sad that he is still being bullied! Can’t the school do anything? Bullying makes me so cross and I can’t understand why schools can’t suspend bullies, then if they do it again, just kick them out of school? What gives anyone the right to make someone else’s life a misery is beyond me and why they repeatedly get away with it leaves me at a loss for words (well printable ones anyway!). If Little Mans life is being made a misery, you are doing the right thing, but it isn’t him that should be taken out of school…I will pop back when I have more time to read that post (I seem to be constantly 3 steps behind these days)… I’m sorry to hear that your treatment isn’t going so well these days. I hope you get on top of that too… I do hope you managed to get some away time this week, it sounds like you all need it. And it will be August before you know it!

    Thank you for linking up with #keepingitreal.


  7. Catie: Spectrum Mum
    June 5, 2018 / 7:17 am

    Oh My Goodness, I am so so sorry that your son is going through this and can totally understand why you have withdrawn him from that environment. Good luck finding a more appropriate, caring and supportive school for him. I hope your treatment went well. (Apologies for the late comment!) #keepingitreal

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