Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tonight we've been to Applemore College which is another Secondary School option for Lewis, so we've been having fun putting them all to the test! Naturally we did some experiment, played some different musical instruments etc, but sadly did not make any green slime.
It's my Mum's birthday today, so it only remains to wish her a very Happy Birthday and a safe trip to La Gomera and back again.
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009
By Sunday the balance was almost making sense to her, but she was not looking ready.
Lunchtime today I put the pedals back on, and within 30 minutes I had her riding around the block on two wheels.
I didn't think I'd get a photo of the action as well, but Lewis obliged, whilst I performed the attendant "Ambulance" service. Great action shot Tiger!
Does she look pleased, she's absolutely made up! And I'm fairly chuffed too!
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Monday, September 28, 2009
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Sunday, September 27, 2009
Miranda rode down on two wheels, or should I say rolled down. She's still not quite there yet, but fairly determined. Not as determined as me though!
We've been out for a nice walk from Ashlett Creek this afternoon, picking what must surely be the last of the Blackberries. We came back with two decent boxfulls, and it was only the very low sun in the sky that stopped us from getting more...
Saturday, September 26, 2009
We have the pedals off and she's starting to roll under her own steam, although she doesn't know it yet.
We've also had a nice bike ride from Denny Wood to Standing Hat, it's been the perfect Autumnal afternoon. Just bliss.
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Friday, September 25, 2009
You can't knock her enthusiasm though - today we were on our way into the village lunchtime to get a few bags of sugar for the Apple Pie maker, when she came off and feel into the brambles. The scratches unfortunately bled, and she bawled uncontrollably, and we had to return home...
It's really quite amusing to see Greg riding this bike again, but I'm sure Mipp will be inspired to chase after him, ...big time!
I found some interesting photos tonight by John Higham recording his family's cycle trip around the world - what fun...
I'm listening to Robert Glasper's Doubled Booked on Blue Note
Posted by jonboy at 8:57 pm
Thursday, September 24, 2009
I also came home with a bag of snot green slime which I made myself, ordered myself a drink in French from the Cafe and was pressganged to sign up for the Army by two young girls. My sort of place, when can I start?
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Happy Birthday from us too Tiger...
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Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
After the tide had come back in a bit to cover the muddy estuary, we took the dinghy as close as we could to the pub in Shalfleet By the time we got back at midnight, the whole landscape was covered in water, only a few trees were visible.
The wind on Sunday was not very present either but we got back with a combination of sail and motor, giving up on the sailing when we realised we were going backwards!
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Friday, September 18, 2009
Tonight we've been down to Lepe to play at sundown, and we kicked the ball quite energetically - we needed to, it was very cold.
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Thursday, September 17, 2009
My brother Chris has been scanning film found in the "old folk's home" and this transparency taken as Juliet left home for Royal Holloway College tells an amazing story of parental pride and youthful optimism.
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Don't ya just love her?
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Sunday, September 13, 2009
The water was really warm and the kids have been swimming around in the briney. Hopefully we'll have a bit of suntan to see us into autumn!
Greg has been making a Centurion costume this weekend to wear into school tomorrow, as part of his Roman studies. He's very excited about the prospect of brandishing his sword.
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Saturday, September 12, 2009
This afternoon after taking Caroline back to Casualty to have her stub attended to, we've all had a nice walk. We moseyed our way along the Solent margins near Lymington between Tanners Lane and Shoots Lane. It's been very pleasant in the warm sunshine all day today....
Friday, September 11, 2009
No CJ on the beach with us tonight as she's feeling sorry for herself, having chopped the end of her finger off. Damn messy business, which would have made a dramatic picture on the blog, only I'm too squeamish to do that sort of thing...
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Thursday, September 10, 2009
Had news today that our friend Johanna in Sweden had just got married to Bjarne, so I guess we'll dedicate this picture to them... Long may you swing on the branch of life - and may all your troubles be little ones!
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Wednesday, September 09, 2009
I think I must produce a new book and fill it with all those images tat deserve a second look!
This one caught my eye as it reminded me of playing ball with Miranda this evening. She's almost entirely useless at catching or throwing a ball (compared to Gregory anyhow, who was world class by the time he was Mippy's age) She woggles her arms around, and then closes her eyes just as the ball approaches. Absolutely n o c h a n c e . . . .!
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Tuesday, September 08, 2009
I've been processing some of my Cornish holiday photos this evening, so it seemed fun to post a few. This is Cadgwith on the Lizard, and the weather was characteristically poor. Of course this gives the fishing port bucket loads of atmosphere, and we did have a nice walk - but it would have been nice to have seen the sea from the coast path! Today we've had gorgeous weather here, quite a contrast to early August in Cornwall...
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Sunday, September 06, 2009
As I walked off towards Pigbush I heard screaming from Miranda as she thought she was being left incarcerated. It did cross my mind, but just for a moment!
At bedtime I asked Greg for his best bit of the weekend. "Playing in the pound with Lewis and Miranda!..."
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Saturday, September 05, 2009
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Friday, September 04, 2009
Thursday, September 03, 2009
scheduled monument that we visited on our summer hols. Inscribed on the stone is the following ...VITALI FILI TORRICI ...anyone know what this means?
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Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Looks like the summer's well and truly over, with the rain hammering down outside. The kids go back to school tomorrow, and we'll all be in autumn mode!
This one's from our recent Wales trip when we saw Dorrien, and Greg had a chance to ride his Triumph motorcycle complete with Arizona number plates. Does he look cool or what?
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Tuesday, September 01, 2009
About six or seven years ago I used to publish and bind little books of photos; and I caught the kids rediscovering one that I made for Caroline. The picture is of Lewis applying shaving foam to his chin, and grimacing! Another Kodakcolour moment as they used to say...
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