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December 2004

hot drinks on a cold day

sister (in law) binky prepared a range of hot drinks for our boxing day walk (i’m a bit late with some of these pictures aren’t i ?).
she started by arranging the cups in a nice line. hot drink picnics always work best if someone has taken care of the estheticeness.
it was such a cold day that our drinks were very welcome.

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my lovely wife

here is a gratuitous shot of my lovely, photo suffering, wife jane.

thomas on his bike

here is our nephew thomas on his maiden voyage on his christmas bike.
the grown ups were a lot more worried than he was. he was quite happy to throw himself on and off it at will.

baby sarah’s got a puncture

i’ve never really thought about ponchos. perhaps i should have.
i quite liked these matching ponchos which esther and kezia received from their grandma on christmas day. kezia misheard what they were called and ran around telling everyone she had a ‘puncture’.
our neice sarah had been wearing a poncho the day before which prompted kezia to shout out “baby sarah’s got a puncture hasn’t she ?” rather randomly during a meal !
and here is baby sarah (photo taken by esther):

word 12 – light: there’s more to life than christmas decorations

my mum sells christmas decorations to garden centres to sell to people like you and I.
she said yesterday “i need to remember there’s more in life than Christmas decorations”. which i thought was a good quote.
these people who live outside Reading might want to take my mum’s advice !

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mmm. i’m enjoying my last few days of confectionary eating fun.

take the kiddies bowling

my mum came to visit yesterday so we went bowling. esther won (by a long shot).
kezia loved looking down the hole at the side of the lanes so she could see the balls whizzing back. As soon as she’d pushed her ball off she’d throw herself on the floor to see down the gap (and jane would chase after her as seen here)
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drastic action

a sign showing doggie corporal punishment for doggie fouling.
with a nice heart drawn round it.

esther’s make-up

here is esther putting on her new christmas make-up.
her little mirror was a bit wonky so she ended up with a slightly strange shaped face in the reflection !
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