June 2009

maximum load


classic tri-colour bollard here.

hat tricks


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

drains to the beach


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



he spoke as effluently as the natives

church picnic (what a pavlova)


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


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

his and her’s


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

the ice queen


it’s hilary and a bowl of ice cubes

farthers day


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



a walk down the lane


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.


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.


high chair


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 ?