Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Posted by jonboy at 10:06 pm
Monday, February 27, 2012
It is in fact very warm and comfortable, and follows a traditional red indian pattern. And on a cold winter's day like today has been most appreciated. Not sure I'll be wearing it to the disco on the weekend, but that's another story. Do they still have discos...? They probably do in Carmarthen....
Posted by jonboy at 11:46 pm
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Arriving home in the evening at about 8pm Lewis was sitting at the dinner table eating supper. He'd just got in from an all Hampshire rugby tournament in Fordingbridge. Tells me that he was not only captain, but that he was awarded "Man of the Tournament" trumping his man of the match from earlier in the week... Eyebrows raised, forehead furrowed... eckie thump!
Posted by jonboy at 11:05 pm
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
It didn't take him long to tell me that he was made Man of the Match, so he must be doing something to get noticed, which is more than I was ever able to achieve. Go for it Tiger...
Posted by jonboy at 7:16 pm
Sunday, February 19, 2012
We've been walking at Studland today, nice and sunny with a few bursts of hailstones to remind us it's still winter. Fantastic views from the top of Ballard Down all the way down to Freshwater Bay on the Isle of Wight, across Poole harbour and back towards Swanage and Peverill Point. We didn't see any dinosaurs, but we did have some nice chips in Swanage at the end of the day...
Posted by jonboy at 10:27 pm
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Just been reading about the great continental migration routes for various animals that we humans have exploited and threatened for ages. Pause for thought.
Posted by jonboy at 11:11 pm
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
They have been over to the Museum in Winchester today as it's Half Term. It's been nice and warm compared to the last week, but nothing tropical!
Lewis and Greg have been doing band practice all week, starting to sound quite musical together. Mipp volunteered to go and get her recorder to join in tonight, but I thought it a bridge too far. We sat and listened to them both for ten minutes and then I took her upstairs to bed!
Posted by jonboy at 10:34 pm
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
On the weekend I found her playing with the large wooden camper van and truck that lives in her bedroom. She was nursing the truck along with its three wheels, so I suggested that she could have asked me or Lewis to try and mend it. "Oh could you Dad, Yes please!"
So we fixed it and she was quite simply delighted,and then found me something else to fix as well....
Posted by jonboy at 11:04 pm
Sunday, February 12, 2012
She was mortified... and standing about 25 feet from where I was sitting.
The dog owner sensing Mipp was not happy, ran over to intervene although there was no danger of her being mauled. Licked to death maybe, but Miranda could not see the humour in the situation. I found it particularly amusing to watch the indignation on the dog's face, having been excluded from Miranda's game! Topical this, because Miranda has been complaining about being excluded herself in the school playground....
All I can remember about this picture is the little characters on her dress were gingerbread men...
Posted by jonboy at 11:36 pm
Saturday, February 11, 2012
This afternoon Mipp and I went down to the Marina, she played happily with me for ages before we visited the park on the way back.
Posted by jonboy at 11:27 pm
Friday, February 10, 2012
Posted by jonboy at 11:06 pm
Thursday, February 09, 2012
I recorded him and might get around to posting a piece on the blog later in the week for all you groupies.
Lewis came home from Sea Scouts to tell us that it's snowing. I wonder if we wake to find it's white outdoors...
Posted by jonboy at 11:01 pm
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
And he's managed to get a Gold certificate for his Guitar playing, so all in all he's earned his place opn the blog tonight.
Miranda not to be outdone announced she is now practising the recorder in the mornings, and she's doing after Gregory has done his guitar. You have to admire her jockeying when there's a few gongs being considered.
Posted by jonboy at 11:12 pm
Sunday, February 05, 2012
My plan was to get a photo of them both on Shore Road, but juicy grass and looking at the camera doesn't come easy to Dom. He's supposed to be on a diet!
Miranda by contrast is beaming, so I guess that's all we need to say.
Today we've all been for a nice walk through the salt lagoons from the Chequers in Lymington down to Keyhaven and back. They were teeming with bird life; lots of Eider, Widgeon, Shovelor, Scaup, Pochard, Merganser, Heron, Egret, Shelduck, Coot etc
Posted by jonboy at 10:36 pm
Saturday, February 04, 2012
This afternoon I took Miranda out with Domino for a walk, which she enjoyed very much, a photo I'm sure will follow...
Posted by jonboy at 11:16 pm
Friday, February 03, 2012
Thursday, February 02, 2012
I can only guess that this is Miranda and Mummy, waving madly as an aeroplane passes over the house?
Have been sat in front of a roaring fire all night, enjoying a few CD's and reading a book as it's been quite parky here today. Will have to venture outdoors tomorrow as the wood pile in the garage has run dry...
Posted by jonboy at 10:58 pm