June 2009

maximum load

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classic tri-colour bollard here.

hat tricks

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a posh fellow running around throwing his daughter’s hat about

drains to the beach

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you don’t have to use the drains to get to the beach.  but you can.  if you are water

effluent

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he spoke as effluently as the natives

church picnic (what a pavlova)

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we had a great church picnic yesterday. there’s something incredibly
special about just hanging out with other christians whilst eating
burgers and hot dogs.  And tasty desserts
 

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(i’m 3 weeks without chocolate now i think)

his and her’s

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jane’s dad with a tray of plumbing bits and jane’s mum with a bowl of fruit sala

the ice queen

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it’s hilary and a bowl of ice cubes

farthers day

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i was greeted with some great cards and rosettes yesterday morning which i wore with pride throughout the day

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a walk down the lane

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this time of year is fantastic. everything is so green and grow-y.  jane even climbed in to some stingy nettles to check a geocache for travelbugs.  there were none.

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earlier in the day we went ice skating with friends.  i noted that ice skating is like a mini-example of parenting:

* you start by pretty much carrying your kids round the rink
* then they trust you and you go round hand in hand
* after a number of exhausting laps you start to let go
* eventually they go free and start zooming round on their own much faster than you do
* and finally, you fall over in a very dramatic way, and they laugh their heads off.

mmm

high chair

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the new rules on passport photos are very exact and it’s important you get your eyes at exactly the right part of the picture.  but that’s tricky if you are 7 years old and the seat doesn’t go high enough.

kezia and i thought about this in advance (following a rather disastrous and expensive trip a few months back) so decided to take a cushion. but when we got there we realised we’d forgotten it.

we weren’t going to be beaten so instead we popped in to the local supermarket and bought 4 rolls of environmentally friendly kitchen rolls.  in their packets they were just the right height (when placed 2 on 2) for kezia to get her mug shot in comfort.

this was our first attempt with just one layer which wasn’t enough.  i didn’t take a picture with the two layers as i was holding on to her so she didn’t fall off !

strange dog sign

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regular reader jenny sent me this remarkable dog sign.  definitely worth clicking to see it in more detail. She asks what sort of dog it is.  i’ve no idea – have you ?