Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Jeep jeep

Whilst I am looking at pictures on my phone. Here is the jeep that made me and the kids very happy and MKS less impressed at Christmas

Extreme tree felling

Not that extreme but funny anyway

Monday, January 19, 2015

Still alive

It's been an insane start to the year with jet lag, a new job and lots of things to do for the whole family. As usual, MK is taking up the slack on the home front (where as I have found a tailor to take up my trousers). We have also re-hired the cleaner to give us some more time to work at the weekends!

The painters arrived at 7 this morning to take over my decorating duties in the hall and I have a suspicion that MK will find someone else to lay the floor before I get around to it.

Next is to get the furniture back there so that we have less crap lying on the floor and get somehow back to normal.

Monday, January 12, 2015

New glasses

Apparently I need reading glasses now that I am over 40.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Bad blogging

I suspect that this blog is slowly dying as I don't have the time to write anything and I can't write about the things that are keeping me busy as they are 99% work related.

I may be changing job internally or externally - TBD

In the meantime, I am very happy with my new hat, a Christy's crushable fedora in dark green which is rather smart and somewhat Paddington like when paired with my duffle coat. I was happy to find that hats are still made in the UK and that I don't look (or feel) like a total tool when I am wearing it.

You may not agree, but I don't care.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Offal Day

I'm in Paris at the moment.

We arrived on Monday night and I had a big block of fois gras for supper.

Yesterday I had a day of risky food choices. First came the Plat du jour at the local restaurant for lunch, it was a burito or boudin noir - blood sausage. I opted for the boudin noir which was deliscious. In the evening Thomas and I went to a very nice little restaurant that we found on trip adviser. I started with pan fried fois gras on brioche with raspberry sauce followed by veal kidneys which were also delicious.

All in all, a good day with great food.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Wednesday, November 05, 2014


J has been promoted to the Dolphin team in the swimming club which means that he now trains twice a week and will be taking part in competitions. He is really excited about it all and it's great to see him so enthusiastic about a sport as he didn't really seem to be into floorball or gymnastics too much recently.
He celebrated by buying a new pair of swimming trunks with a voucher that he got for his birthday but I'm not posting a picture since I remember how many hits there were on the shot of him in pink tights...