Saturday, 29 January 2011


All athletes know recovery is a vital part of training.  Charlie is following this to the T.

From Downloads

Saturday, 22 January 2011

You may have trouble defining irony....

... I certainly do (notwithstanding these fine efforts A, B and C ).  But it can't be far off the mark if I'm blogging about my agreement with this article on the negative effects of social networking.  FB? Twitter? No thanks.

On the other hand the web is pretty useful....

From charlie new shoes and cobcc annual dinner 2010

Charlieman has his first set of 'real' shoes and has embarked on his wobbly way to being a biped.  Place all objects of value above one metre, you have been warned...

Monday, 10 January 2011

C's first birthday and male bonding...

Charlie is now 1 and a bit and we celebrated with a walk and picnic. He didn't seem that bothered though.... lots of sleeping :)

Charlie and I also did some man-socialising.... Goodie came over from Oxford and Uncle Bobby down from Mansfield. Coffee was drunk, cakes were eaten and miles were run.

From Drop Box

From Downloads

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Christmas has been and gone...

and all is good in the world.

We were lucky enough to have a great Christmas, Paulas family came over and I managed to pull off dinner with zero dramas, which was surprising.

From christmas 2010

It was as cold as I've ever known it, the river froze over and bogies froze in my nose!  With so much family support (from both P's and my family) we were able to get out and enjoy the best of the beautiful weather.

From christmas 2010

From christmas 2010

But the main point was Charlie's first Christmas.  With all the attention he loved it, although the presents largely passed him by he'll appreciate them over the next few months as we bring them out one by one (rationing style).  He did love being Chief Elf though!

From christmas 2010

From christmas 2010

But essentially all is good in the world.  Hope yours was as good as ours.... Happy New Year!

From phone dump jan 2010