Wednesday, August 30, 2006
This morning we hiked up a small mountain and on thursday our fancy new watches should arrive...
Sorry this is rambling, but so are we.
NORMAL UPDATES ARE DUE TO RESUME NEXT WEEK
Saturday, August 26, 2006
I hope to be able to get some photos sorted out at some point
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
We have survived the journey and Boulder is a really cool place, the people are friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed.
Yesterday was a big shopping day and the bank was hit hard although we are now too cool to care with our new sun glasses!
Here are mine
Still on the cards are some hiking, biking and more shopping
Friday, August 18, 2006
Thursday, August 17, 2006
The journey is likely to be interesting, but at least we are allowed to take some hand luggage above and beyond nappies and baby food although I expect that it will all be taken up with J accessories.
I am still agonising over spending a fortune on a watch with my bonus, I have permission from the boss, but I am just not sure...
The first one costs half as much as the second, but the seconds is SOOOOO much more desirable for so many reasons (it's a real moon watch, not a look alike cheapo version) and the weak dollar means that I will probably never get one cheaper.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Training will not be going well this week either then...
It seems that Heathrow is less panic stricken than last week so maybe our flight will be closer to normal than we had feared and finally I have my rearranged meeting with CVL today. Hopefully that will be a positive experience and we can then go on holiday with some idea about the timescales for any future career changes.
Monday, August 14, 2006
Standing up allows a whole new dimension of mischief
Cold and wet here, thankfully we are off to Boulder next weekend for our well earned holiday! The rain has meant that we have not achieved much this weekend, including wimping out of a bike race yesterday. I simply couldn't face driving all that way to get wet, then get dropped... again!
J is crawling around like a mad-man which is fun.
Big(ish) meeting at the Business School this afternoon, so update on that to follow tomorrow.
Here is J with his Great Grandfather on a boat trip last week (before the end of summer as you can see)
Friday, August 11, 2006
Thursday, August 10, 2006
J and some small friends found the bookshelf yesterday and had fun clearing the shelves off, next job is to teach them how to put things back.
Newspaper also holds a deep fascination with him so we are having to be increasingly careful where we put the unread ones as he is getting pretty adept at reaching things himself. We are looking forward to our trip to Colorado in 10 days, but the prospect of 15 hours of traveling with the hyperactive mini-wrestler is getting increasingly daunting as it seems that BA have banned all hand luggage on flights from the US meaning that there will be NO toys or distractions for us to use to entertain him during the short 9 hour hop from London to Denver!
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
My back is aching again, I think it is related to the tidying up in the basement so I will be careful to avoid doing that again. Biking home from work last night was purgatory for the last 20 or so kilometers. (This represents the beginning of the excuses for the bike race at the weekend...)
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Our sunflower is coming along nicely (actually I can take no credit for this)
Last night I finally completed the arduous task of building the shelves in the basement and getting the boxes off the floor, it's not interesting, but the basement now looks pretty big when there isn't a layer of crud all over it.
J is making his way all around the house, it is easy to know where he is as he shouts continuously when he is crawling announcing his movements. We have tidied up a lot of things, but we are dreading the moment that he finds the bookshelves and magazine rack thing. The study and bathroom doors now have to be kept closed as well.
Sorry this isn't very interesting today is it? There should be some new pictures in the next day or so, but I am biking home today so the computer is staying in the office. When I am working at home there is sometimes a little help available as you can see...
Monday, August 07, 2006
We have had a very busy (and sleep deprived as ever) weekend. J has taken to standing himself up with just about anything he can get hold of intent on clearing any baby height surface of papers and electrical equipment. This is itself has not been such a problem so long as he was out of reach of the tables, sofa etc. However, on Saturday morning he learned how to crawl and is now whizzing around the house making a lot of noise. We are lucky so far as he cannot get over the door steps, but as they are only 1cm high, I don't think that will last for long.* I'll get some crawling pictures up as soon as I can.
Along with feeding the lawns, oiling the bench and doing other DIY type things, we have been bed shopping this weekend so we will be getting new beds delivered when we get back from Boulder. Hurray for that, now all we need is a baby that sleeps better!
*Update: He managed to get over the step this morning
Friday, August 04, 2006
Seeing as Christmas will soon be upon us (or at least the decorations) we have booked our flights to Blighty for the festive period, thankfully bagging a bargain on the way.
The toy shopping was pretty unsuccessful, all I got was a frog glove puppet and a barking vibrating dog thing, we'll have to keep our eyes open for other options.
I have so far resisted the temptation to purchase any shiny bike bits, only time will tell if I can hold out until the urge passes. Perhaps all I need to do to overcome my desire to upgrade my cockpit is to cut the steerer tube to the right length. (Note that this is not rude to those who understand bike gibberish although it may seem as though it is to others)
Finally here are some pictures of the royal visit.
This is what happens when you can only realy move backwards and don't like confined spaces.
Thursday, August 03, 2006
- infinitely entertaining and interesting
- Small enough to carry
I am not too optimistic of ticking all the boxes, but I will try. Perhaps it will be somethinglike this!
I am also fantasy bike part shopping to fill time at the moment, I am getting carried away longing for carbon fiber goodies such as integrated handlebar/stems, wheels and of course seatposts...
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
It was a sad morning this morning, we had to take my mum to the airport and say good bye for a few months. We haven't made any plans yet, but we hope to see her again in the autumn. She has had a wonderful affect on young J who has suddenly taken to sleeping through the night. It was lovely to have her staying and we have enjoyed the last week, I hope that we can do it again soon. ( I am not only writing this because I know she will read it). We enjoy having visitors, especially when they help with the washing up.
Yesterday was fun, we visited an old house somewhere and had a picnic. I am afraid that is all the information I have about the house other than that we had to wear blue plastic things over our shoes. There is something that happens to me in old houses, I suddenly become a bored 10 year old and cannot get out fast enough.
Pictures will be posted tomorrow as they are still on the camera.
More exciting posts to follow tomorrow...