Monday, July 28, 2008
We are all staying with T&B at the beach so normal service will resume from the end of the week. Enjoy the good weather if you have any, it has been 30C here for a couple of days. Nice.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
It is strange that after a few days of being a parent to 2 kids, I now find myself having quite a big break from them both. J has been with his grandparents since the weekend and yesterday afternoon MK and DK headed off to stay with them as well.
That left me on my own to drink tea, watch the Tour de France, ride my bike and eat pizza (in precisely that order)
This evening I am looking forward to a spot of mountain biking possibly followed by more pizza and an early night to prepare for my last day at work before my summer holiday.
I am feeling rather tired and looking forward to a break from the office and to spend some time at home with the family and DIY projects. I am of course also looking forward to spending some time riding my bike although the fun of riding my road bike is, for the time being, reduced a great deal by the awful noise coming from the bottom bracket. I need a new one. However the result of riding a creaky and now aging bike is that I find myself lusting after a new one.
Moots Compact or a Cervelo R3 hmmmmm...
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
- It is summer
- MK is out of the house running errands whilst the cleaner is doing her stuff
- Mandy is getting married tomorrow and it is practicing
- We now have a child trailer that would be fun to try out in the dry
Never mind, it's good for the garden.
Further on the subject of the bike trailer, given that it cost 50% more than my first car, I think I am obliged to elaborate a little on it's features.
It has adjustable leaf spring suspension which is apparently a unique feature in a bike trailer. The build quality id very good, it is made of aluminium so it is lite and all the materials seem to be high quality. The cushioning inside is all cool-max and the white bits glow in the dark (ti my surprise when I put it in the basement). We are looking forward to taking it for a spin, but I think it may be a couple of weeks before MK wants to sit on anything as narrow as a bike seat!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
OK, this is not our garage, but ours is heading in this direction and if we/I don't do something about it this summer, I think it may well fall down during the winter. The problem is that we don't really know what to do with it. Those of you who have visited will know that the garage is rather too small and tight to access for us to use for the car, but it is used to house bikes, lawn mowers and prams along with other garden type stuff. We would certainly miss it if it were not there.
However, this being Scandinavia, there would certainly be some benefits to having some sort of car port for the winter and a shed of some description for the other stuff. The problem is that the gap you have to drive through to get to the garage is rather narrow and we don't want to go backwards and forwards through it every day, but there is no obvious alternative. That is where we have gotten stuck.
The final obstacle to us overcoming inertia is that planning permission is required if we stand still for more than half an hour in the garden so we would need permission for either a shed or a car port and probably if we changed the garage as well. If anyone has any smart ideas then let me know bearing in mind that we really need to "re-do" the drive at some point but I don't think I can face that at the moment.
This weekend I will investigate how extensive the rot situation and see if the current structure can be saved or not...
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
He is still having a little trouble feeding from his mother, it turns out that he has a slightly cleft pallet that the pediatrician found after a close examination. A specialist is coming to have a look at that this morning, but it may be contributing to his difficulties sucking. We couldn't see anything so I don't really know what the consequences are or if it will have to be treated at some point.
We are all hoping that D and MK can come home today and we are looking forward to having dinner with T&B this evening with a celebratory bottle of bubbly. Hopefully I'll get around to taking some more pictures to post.
Monday, July 07, 2008
J is having a day at home with Grandma today, it sounds like they are having fun.
Sunday, July 06, 2008
Saturday, July 05, 2008
Friday, July 04, 2008
We spent last night in Roskilde hospital waiting for a baby to arrive. He changed his mind about coming out in the end so we were sent home again this morning. The upshot is that we had a sleepless night (MK on a bid and me on a chair) and we'll probably be back there later today...
Thursday, July 03, 2008
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Maybe these two were just putting on some secondary entertainment though...