Tuesday, July 31, 2012
She bashed her toe this evening on the sand pit and some considerable howling was done.
Tomorrow she's looking forward to seeing Lola and Otto (and Uncle Chris too)
Greg's been to the Orthodentist for a check-up, and Lewis has been to the fracture clinic - the bad news is he has to wear his splint for another two weeks, which makes his entry in the Fowey Regatta questionable... he's not smiling.
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Sunday, July 29, 2012
Later in the day when I cycled down to Calshot I noticed these two sitting in the race officer's tower, but Miranda noticed me before I could get a picture of them.n On Saturday Lewis did OOD duty - doing the timings and recordings of the second race for the first time...
Greg was out in the safety boat giving support to the flotilla of Toppers doing a training session. Not often you see one of these but the unbroken double rainbow just evaded my attempt to catch it!
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Friday, July 27, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Hengistbury is a good all round location with lots of iron age history to combine with geological exploration, a great site for kite flying, sandy beaches and a secluded bay to sail in too! I managed to get another group photo too so I'm posting it now before it gets forgotten
My story of the day is the rickshaw riding Olympic supporter from China
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Finished the day with chippies on the beach at Keyhaven on the way back
A nice relaxing day, chilling...
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Monday, July 23, 2012
Lots of other boats on the water including Lasers, an eighteen foot skiff (australian boat) a whole collection of Oppies and Terras, a conatant flow of cruisers passing too, some 29ers and the water never looked even vaguely congested. Nice mixture of calm water on their lagoon and fresh breeze on the solent section. Not sure when I last managed to get all three lined up for a picture and smiling!
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Sunday, July 22, 2012
And did I mention ... big up for Wiggo! You did it....
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Saturday, July 21, 2012
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Friday, July 20, 2012
Lewis has managed to injure himself and has a suspected wrist fracture, so is wearing a cast on his right arm, and a look that suggests he's not sure if he's more in favour of sympathy or a diagnosis that he free to go sailing after all
The hospital has yet to report...
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Tonight she's been busy making a card to give to her school teacher who she's going to miss next year. I think the cover script says it all - "I love you Miss Chandler"
I'm listening to Lee Morgan - Sonic Boom from 1967
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
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Sunday, July 15, 2012
Greg's picture is below.
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Saturday, July 14, 2012
Lewis sailed down to Lymington with the boat club today whilst I cycled out over the forest to meet him. We had a spot of lunch at the Lymington Town Sailing Club, where he's a member now, and then made our separate ways back. He didn't get home until 8pm, having set off at about 9am!
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Friday, July 13, 2012
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Thursday, July 12, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
I'm listening to J.D. Allen Trio on his 2011 release called Victory!
Posted by jonboy at 9:33 pm
Monday, July 09, 2012
Miranda's baby teeth probably won't be intact for too much longer, so I'll have to try and get some decent portraits of the last of innocence. Her face has changed a fair bit recently, and the wide angle lens of an iPhone is probably not the best tool for the job.
Lewis and I have been out racing today, from Calshot up to Ashlet Creek, and the rest of the clan have been out with Paul Rapson in his crusier heckling us as we tacked our way upwind. There's a fair bit of chop in the channel off Calshot and today the lifeboats were doing maneouvers so it was a busy waterway. We all pulled up at the quayside in Ashett and had lunch outside the Jolly Sailor, before racing back downwind. We managed an 8th position out of 12 boats upwind and 5th on the downwind section.
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Saturday, July 07, 2012
Lewis' Saturday Club at the Sailing Club was made a lot more fun today by the addition of a GoPro camera to record some of the action. It was a pretty blustery day again, and it was only after he'd finished filming for about an hour and a half and got back on land again, that we discovered he wasn't using the waterproof housing. So a tad luck that he didn't capsize..!
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Friday, July 06, 2012
Sometimes a quick snap like this catches a moment for me. There's no chance for a second go, two seconds later she hooting off down the garden path to her next appointment.
Thursday, July 05, 2012
Greg also had his last fencing lesson today - it won't come as a surprise he's enjoyed this activity a lot!
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
And it's still raining.
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Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Monday, July 02, 2012
Sunday, July 01, 2012
Had some good fun on the beach with Miranda this morning pretending to do swimming lessons. Lewis and Caroline were out racing and Greg was in the Clubhouse playing computer games, so we got stuck into the real life activity of swimming. She has two personalities; one is consensual, euphoric and exploratory - the other like a heavy stick in water. And this morning she was in go mode.
The wind was northerly and strong, the tide equally challenging. By the time it was my turn to go out with Lewi most were saying they had had enough of the rotten conditions. When the going gets tough.... the tough get going!
A year ago I would have been happy to say it was too windy to be brave, but this time I leaped at the opportunity and Lewis was pushing me all the way. I can honestly say that although exhilarating I did not feel scared for a moment. I have dreamed about battling the waves without fear, and today we were pushed beyond the limits I have previously set and guess what we won the race! Lewi has got killer instinct and is very focused on the start line, but he tends to drift mid race. I am the person with stamina who pushes him on, and boy do we make a good team. We even beat the mighty Rapson today, hopefully the first of many times....!
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