Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Monday, December 29, 2014
Sunday, December 28, 2014
I am always amazed by the fact that no matter how many times I visit the same space, it's always possible to discover new facts, seemingly for the first time! There was a great exhibition of photographs by Nick Hedges about homelessness, proper documentary photographs. We spent the whole day at the Science Museum before heading across Hyde Park for a tour of the lights along Oxford Street, Regent Street and Covent Garden.
Late afternoon we paid a visit to Spuntino to give cousin Frank a surprise in Soho, which the kids thought was great fun. Popcorn and beer...
All followed by supper when we got back to South Kensington at Franco Manca, which was first class....
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Saturday, December 27, 2014
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Sherry drunk, mince pies eaten... merry christmas everyone...!
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Saturday, December 20, 2014
Roping Alan down the cliff face! #lifebeginswhenyouare60
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Thursday, December 18, 2014
All manner of interesting facts like the chain was invented for the bike, not any other purpose but the bike. It's still made by the original company in Manchester who invented it.... called Renold.
Anyone who knows me will probably recognise the colour of the object of his ultimate happiness - how similar a paint job to my Freddie Grubb Galibier that my Dad bought for me way back?
And Lance you f•kin idiot, yes you did get it wrong. It's all about the bike. Never forget it.
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Not just one bloody hat but two this year, so I am sharing one with Miranda!! And we are wearing it indoors so I definitely won't feel the benefit when I go out....
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Lewi had one of these looks this morning after telling me he'd made a bit of a lash up of his English Literature paper yesterday, tomorrow he has a Physics paper, and Thursday a Chemistry paper. Just keep doing your best Tiger...
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Monday, December 15, 2014
Me, I just like an arty juxtaposition... #thisiswhatwedo #teamtiger
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Miranda in fact talking to Gran, whilst I capture the mood...
Just made myself some delicious pancakes and listened to the Stranglers playing Ugly, damn that puts me in a good mood.
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Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Saturday, December 06, 2014
How cool is it to be learning from Kate Macgregor and Dave Evans both of whom will be representing UK at Rio in 2016? #olympicsquad
A lovely sunny day too to observe the chalk hills around Weymouth
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Thursday, December 04, 2014
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Sunday, November 30, 2014
They have been sailing today at Lymington, putting in over 6 hours of practice.
Greg's words, not Lewis' "That was the best day's sailing ever!"
Up early myself for a day in London tomorrow, ho hum... off to bed then I figure..!
I am listening to Uri Caine's The Goldberg Variations Disk 2.
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Sunday, November 23, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Today we've had a nice time doing some art stuff together, some photography, and then down the Barry's to put the animals away.
This morning's activity was getting the main halyard replaced on the boat. Lewis did this almost entirely himself with the aid of a tool he borrowed. He did all the splicing himself, and it looked very professional.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
For those not in the know Miranda goes around singing "Do you want to build a Snowman?" at the top of her voice. Today was her chance...!
A few days ago she wound me up by convincing me that it was her tenth birthday, and I fell for it. Until that is she gave me her date of birth, and I put her right.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Greg came home from school today have run in the cross country at school, and I've just remembered the photo I took of his mud spattered shirt, maybe that will appear here tomorrow. He won again , but then you'd expect that I know.
Lewi has been to mock interviews at school, and came back very pleased that the person who conducted his, is also the father of the Vice Principal of Peter Simmonds College... Strings, he's now believing can be pulled!!
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Friday, November 14, 2014
Friday, November 07, 2014
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
We've been re-reading the Famous Five books, and tonight was a good expression evening, proving that when she wants to, she really can.
Greg has been running today at school, winning the cross country race in rather unpleasant conditions. Lewis has been playing rugby, both came home rather muddy...
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Sunday, November 02, 2014
I especially like the insight into how others react as seen through the lens, even though I was there and vaguely witnessed this.
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Saturday, November 01, 2014
The boys were sailing at Lymington today, and I've been making the most of the great weather on my bike. Lovely colour all around and rather windy, so I stopped to admire myself.
Lewis commented on the downwind leg earlier from Hurst Castle to Tanners Lane marks on the Solent with the tide flooding, eight minutes of rip roaring fun. As you hold onto the sheets surfing along, not knowing if you are going to pitchpole can be both exhilarating and a bit nerve wracking. A bit like the black run at Brechfa on a mountain bike...
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
I had to pick Mipp up from school today, so we jabbered all the way home together about school, and boy friends and stuff.
And this evening Greg spent half an hour showing me his art projects in his school book, colour theory, impressionism, and sketching techniques.... So tonight I am left feeling smug and satisfied, and wondering why on many occasions it all seems like hard work!
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Greg has been at Scouts, hence the title.
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