Sunday, September 30, 2007


The tranquility (?) of the house is a thing of the past, now Rosie has taken up the violin. Practice, practice, practice is the mantra. The instrument seems huge in her tiny hands, but she does her best to entertain us.....

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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Family Fun Day

As summer draws to a close, those nice people at Paddy's office (!) organised a staff & family day out - a fun-day Sunday.

Though we've had better barbequeues, there was a whole load of activities for Pinky & Perky such as the bouncy castle, face painting, ye olde slotte machines. Oh, and the mechanical bull.

Yes, that's right, a 3 year old & a 5 year old on a mechanical bucking bull. Time to call in the social workers.

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Sunday, September 02, 2007

Stinky, Stinky 2-Strokes

Our local boozer, the Shoulder of Mutton held the first, (of no doubt many) biker meets today, under the banner of '2 Stroke Sunday'.

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Word was spread via various biker forums, see here for an example. Landlord Paul extended the welcome to 'Diesels'*, but the Harley remained at home as Thomas and his Dad went by Shanks Pony. Good job, since the guest ale was an old favourite from Cardiff; Brains SA no less.

The car park gradually filled with all manner of rattly ring-dingers, as the air filled with blue smoke and the smell of 2T. There were KHs, GTs, RDs and more modern stuff such as Aprillia. An old but mint Ariel leader showed how the ozone layer was depleted in the old days.

Thomas was so impressed he spent most of the time running around the garden with Max the landlord's son. Mind you, in between he would wander around the car park, point at a pristine Mach III and say 'Stinky, stinky two stroke'.

That's my boy!

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*Diesel riders were permitted only if they had owned a sports moped / scooter and had permission from their mums.