Sunday, 27 April 2008


Louisiana mentioned fruity recently, here he is chewing a dandelion leaf. Don't ever let it be said you don't get excitement on this blog.

They grow up so quickly.

Wednesday, 23 April 2008


A senior citizen drove his brand new BMW convertible out of the car salesroom. Taking off down the motorway, he floored it to 90mph, enjoying the wind blowing through what little hair he had left. 'Amazing!' he thought as he flew down the M40, enjoying pushing the pedal to the metal even more. Looking in his rear view mirror, he saw a police car behind him, blue lights flashing and siren blaring. 'I can get away from him - no problem!' thought the elderly nutcase as he floored it to 110mph, then 120, then 130mph.
Suddenly, he thought, 'What on earth am I doing? I'm too old for this nonsense!' So he pulled over to the side of the road and waited for the police car to catch up with him. Pulling in behind him, the police officer walked up to the driver's side of the BMW, looked at his watch and said, 'Sir, my shift ends in 10 minutes. Today is Friday and I'm taking off for the weekend. If you can give me a reason why you were speeding that I've never heard before, I'll let you go.' The man looked very seriously at the policeman, and replied, 'Years ago, my wife ran off with a policeman. I thought you were bringing her back.' 'Have a good day, Sir,' said the policeman.

Monday, 21 April 2008

The things you do for your kids

The kids went to see Alvin & the Chipmunks at the cinema a while ago so naturally when they saw it advertised on video, they wanted it. We had seen it advertised at £9.99 at Morrisons so headed off there to get it, but they had sold out, now 4 year olds don't really understand the concept of "sold out" so naturally Harry became upset, crying and wailing. As a parent, what do you do?, yes you head off to the next supermarket, knowing you will have to pay more, but the kids will be happy. So off we go to the next supermarket, ASDA, promising Harry that he will get his Alvin & the Chipmunks DVD, no problem. Except ASDA have also sold out, cue more wailing and screeching. So, as a parent, what do you do?, yes, you head to the biggest of all the supermarkets, Tesco's at St Stephen's knowing they must have it in stock, and you tell Harry that they will have it, no problem. You arrive at Tesco's and you park up, I get out of the car, no point in all of us going, and I actually find myself running, which is crazy, because they will have loads left. I get into the store and go up the escalator and head for the DVD section, and there in front of me is the one remaining copy of Alvin & the Chipmunks, but then I notice the little girl in the wheelchair slowly stretching up, so as a parent, what do you think I did?

Sunday, 20 April 2008


Did the kids enjoy their new trampoline?, see what you think

Friday, 18 April 2008


We saw this sign at Dalby Forest recently and Harry was very disappointed that there weren't any frogs crossing. have you ever noticed that, when you see a sign it usually means you won't see something. When was the last time you went past a sign on the road with a deer on it and then saw one?. Anyway, we did see some mating toads, which I guess is close, and it was interesting to see the difference between frog spawn and toad spawn. This weekend, if the weather is fine we will be putting up an 8 foot trampoline in the garden, hopefully it will come with an 8 foot ladder to get on it.

Saturday, 5 April 2008


The kids had fun and Dad gets to play with his camera.

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

We went to the seaside but the natives weren't too friendly.