18th September 2014

When you’re riding along the towpath at 06:05 and your headlight mysteriously packs in without warning [or maybe you can’t be 100% sure you flicked the charging switch] and you only have the lights of the City to guide you in!

18th September 2014

When you’re riding along the towpath at 06:05 and your headlight mysteriously packs in without warning [or maybe you can’t be 100% sure you flicked the charging switch] and you only have the lights of the City to guide you in!

17th September 2014

Dad retains his title of “Carboot King”
I’d recently mentioned that I could do with a strimmer as cutting round the lawn with edging shears was both laborious and a wrist killer.
So, today he turned up with this brand new looking Black and Decker which he’d picked up from one of the numerous carboot sales he occupies his time visiting.
The cost? £2.00! TWO QUID!!!!
A belting bargain as it stands, but then he wouldn’t take any money off me, making it even more bargainous!!!!
Carbooty!!
Cheers Dad xx

17th September 2014

Dad retains his title of “Carboot King”
I’d recently mentioned that I could do with a strimmer as cutting round the lawn with edging shears was both laborious and a wrist killer.
So, today he turned up with this brand new looking Black and Decker which he’d picked up from one of the numerous carboot sales he occupies his time visiting.
The cost? £2.00! TWO QUID!!!!
A belting bargain as it stands, but then he wouldn’t take any money off me, making it even more bargainous!!!!
Carbooty!!
Cheers Dad xx

15th September 2014

We treated Edith to a couple of new books for cracking stage [number] two[s] of potty training.
A treat for me too as I love a new bedtime book.
Superworm is good, if not a little simple, and The Troll is ace [for the chance to do pirate voices!!]
Kyarrrrrrrrr

15th September 2014

We treated Edith to a couple of new books for cracking stage [number] two[s] of potty training.
A treat for me too as I love a new bedtime book.
Superworm is good, if not a little simple, and The Troll is ace [for the chance to do pirate voices!!]
Kyarrrrrrrrr

15th September 2014

When I’m at the helm, you’re guaranteed a culinary delight.

15th September 2014

When I’m at the helm, you’re guaranteed a culinary delight.

14th September 2014

A little bike exploration.
As @japdwarf behaves like he’s 20 these days, we didn’t get out on the bikes until gone 1pm [due to vodka till 3am apparently]
With limited time, I suggested we didn’t venture far by having a little explore around RotherValley Country Park.
I’d heard that the ranger had been holding dig days, with volunteers making some new downhill trails in the local woodland.
It was surprisingly good to be fair. Nothing too technical and enough to keep us entertained for a couple of hours. An added bonus was the bar, where we watched the cable powered water skiers. [and where we felt self conscious taking a photo, hence the rushed unflattering effort].
I’ll definitely go back for another couple of runs, especially as I found out I can ride it there in under 30 minutes.

13th September 2014

A day of marking for Karen left me to entertain the girls. We started off playing “Frozen; The Card Game” which was as thrilling as it sounds.
It wasn’t long before the frustrated magician in me was making cards disappear. This was followed by double card flurries, which were met by howls of laughter from the girls.

12th September 2014

Working late on a Friday is the worst kind of working late!

12th September 2014

Working late on a Friday is the worst kind of working late!

11th September 2014

Edith was invited to have a sneak preview of her newly built classroom this afternoon. Her new classmates were given an hour to look around before the builders were allowed back in to finish the job. It was very smart, even in its very nearly finish state.
I took a couple of photos inside but got told off by Edith’s new teacher for breaching child protection guidelines. I had to bite my tongue….

11th September 2014

Edith was invited to have a sneak preview of her newly built classroom this afternoon. Her new classmates were given an hour to look around before the builders were allowed back in to finish the job. It was very smart, even in its very nearly finish state.
I took a couple of photos inside but got told off by Edith’s new teacher for breaching child protection guidelines. I had to bite my tongue….

10th September 2014

I don’t think I’ve shown you Woody and Nemo yet, so here they are.
How bloody hard is it to photograph fish!!!

10th September 2014

I don’t think I’ve shown you Woody and Nemo yet, so here they are.
How bloody hard is it to photograph fish!!!

9th September 2014

As much as we’ve enjoyed watching our little mousey friend, she’s going to have to be re-homed.
She’s becoming increasingly brave and seems to spend most of her time around the conservatory doors [which are permanently open during the day]. It’s only a matter of time before she ventures inside, so she’s got to go.
Once she’s caught in the humane trap, she’ll be blindfolded, spun around three times and released in the woodland up the road!

8th September 2014

Terry has become part of the smartphone revolution. He’s only gone and updated from a PAYG Nokia 6500 museum piece to a shiny new Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini.
Here he is, drinking a post contract pint and being wowed by the advances in telecommunications technology!

8th September 2014

Terry has become part of the smartphone revolution. He’s only gone and updated from a PAYG Nokia 6500 museum piece to a shiny new Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini.
Here he is, drinking a post contract pint and being wowed by the advances in telecommunications technology!

7th September 2014

We’ve had a surprisingly good day at the potential hive of scum and villainy that is The Rotherham Show.
Classic cars, real ales, inebriation tests, a stunt show and funfair rides were all enjoyed in the glorious sunshine.
The only photo missing is of me, Jenks and Alicia on a massive swinging fairground ride. Edith cried because she didn’t want me to go on it, and 11 year old Alicia told everyone I screamed like a girl for the whole duration!!

6th September 2014

We had a pseudo date night, courtesy of an invite to a friends Wedding Reception. We were rubbish with photos though, taking only one of us; which in fairness, looks like we could be anywhere!!

5th September 2014

Here’s to not getting hit by a car in the way home THIS 5th September!

5th September 2014

I’ve felt rubbish today; rubbish enough to phone in sick. I was very much cheered up by the delivery of Edith’s new school uniform. Her little excited face was a picture. There were pirouettes and plenty of posing. There are just the name tags to sew in and she’s set. I wish I knew someone who was handy with a needle and thread.

5th September 2014

I’ve felt rubbish today; rubbish enough to phone in sick. I was very much cheered up by the delivery of Edith’s new school uniform. Her little excited face was a picture. There were pirouettes and plenty of posing. There are just the name tags to sew in and she’s set. I wish I knew someone who was handy with a needle and thread.