Sunday, May 30, 2010
I forgot to mention but yesterday Miranda decided it was time to tackle the monkey bars solo - we've done them lots of times, but only when I'm there to support her. Yesterday there was another girl there - who it turns out is in the year above her at school. I was there chatting to the little girl's grandparent - and watched Miranda showing off. Today she's doing as though there was never any question of her ability.
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Saturday, May 29, 2010
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Friday, May 28, 2010
As it's the end of the week we went down to Lepe and Miranda was in very pesky frame of mind this evening, which is always a pleasure. She chase around acting up, but not giving any opportunities to take her photo. You have to predict confidently and hope for the best, and fortunately the bottom of the slide gave me a suitable vantage point.
We were able to walk down the spit towards Bramble Bank tonight further than I've ever been before, as the tide was very low. It curves for the last bit and Miranda got quite scared because it seemed like we we completed surrounded by sea. Quite an eerie feeling even for me!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Lewis has chosen to show Robert Maton who's the Agister for our bit of the forest at Rans Wood.
You can see my pictures of Rans Wood here
A link for here Lewis - John Mayer
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010
It's quite amusing looking at his pictures; some clearly are like my compositions or subjects, but then you'll see a complete change where he's doing completely for his own satisfaction!
Sunday, May 23, 2010
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Saturday, May 22, 2010
It's been meltingly hot here today, the kids have been splashing in the paddling pool. The perfect evening for a barbeque, so thought you might like to share a taster!
Delicious bread and olives, followed by char grilled aubergine, mushroom, asparagus and courgettes with burgers and sausages and salad.
Greg took the photo of me, he's getting good with the focus...
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Friday, May 21, 2010
And then you see this plucky face, so hard to tame sometimes, and you can't see the same person.
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Thursday, May 20, 2010
Lewis' class are working on a commercial project at the moment. They have to design, cost plan, bake, package and sell an energy bar. He baked a prototype this evening and I've just had some for my pudding. The taste was fantastic, not too sweet and although perfect for a pudding, not quite firm enough to endure life in a backpack. So he's reviewing the back time and the ingredient mix, before having another go. It's going to be called Thunder Mountain, so if anyone's going hiking this summer and wants to order a quantity....
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I was just sitting down listening to some music and someone had left my Mippy clan book out. Glancing through the photos makes you realise just how much things change without you being aware of it.
Greg was riding Miranda's bike, Lewis was riding Greg's bike, Miranda was crawling around on the floor... all just a short time ago.
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010
own blog post - daft to assume that he'd struggle really!
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Sunday, May 16, 2010
The following links are for Lewis - two words "Paparazzi" and "Pamplemouse"
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Saturday, May 15, 2010
We've had a nice bike ride this morning with Lewis announcing he wants to do a 75 mile sponsored bike ride - so we have some training to do!
I'm listening to Van Morrison - St Dominic's Preview
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Friday, May 14, 2010
I'm listening to Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes - Don't leave me this way from the 'Wake up Everybody' album; the last one with Teddy Pendergrass on backing vocals.
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Thursday, May 13, 2010
Today has seen the end of his SATs today, which he seems to have taken in his stride, although he has put in a lot of work of late to reach his best. Well done Tiger!
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Sunday, May 09, 2010
Of course the boys saw this as an invitation top leap over jumping as high as they could - and of course I just had to take a picture!
We've had a nice walk and picnic together today in Roydon Woods near Brockenhurst, lots of Spring flowers out, and all the birds singing. Very nice too.
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Saturday, May 08, 2010
Friday, May 07, 2010
Later at home, I could see blood stains on Lewis' face and you slowly start to get an insight, into the big tough life of the growing lad, that he's becoming...
(it was a ball full pelt into his face that did the damage)
Thursday, May 06, 2010
See Lewis' post on his blog tonight - all his own work
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Wednesday, May 05, 2010
It's one of Gregory's photos and I think he's done a fine job of catching me relaxing! Cheers...hic
I'm listening to Bar Kokhba Sextet - Teli (get the Bar Kokhba Sextet 50th Birthday Celebration Volume 11 version)...
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Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Monday, May 03, 2010
Had a great walk today out from Puttles Bridge along Ober Water and through Markway to the Naked Man. Back across Hincheslea Moor after a very nice picnic when I took the above picture. We had chance to reflect on the converted log cabin at Hincheslea that's just been on the market for £8M, yet we barely saw half a dozen people walking here all day... we must be missing something? Hey we saw our first Swallows today...
Remarkably it is 4 years to the day that we were in the same place, and although I'm adding this note after the event, my thoughts were uncannily the same - spooky!
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Sunday, May 02, 2010
Greg got on with the serious business of breaking wood for the fire without even looking up.
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