Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Panto x 3

Three Pesky Kids, Three Pesky Pantos

Rosie in full voice with the rest of the choir

Thomas does a chicken dance - with his back to the camera (that's him in the brown)

And Joseph was dressed like a King, though suffering from stage-fright.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


"My helping" as Joseph puts it, when he want to be part of the fun.

And what better fun can be had than helping Mummy do some baking.

Especially when it involves chocolate!

Saturday, December 05, 2009

All The Fun Of The (school) Fair

The school's annual Christmas Fair, time for fun & fund raising.

Face-painting is a must, but this years' special treat was a chance for a pony ride.

Though some chose a less energetic alternative....

Friday, November 27, 2009

Parking Yer Breakfast

Proving he's growing up all the time, Joseph demonstrates that the desire to 'drop a few friends off' need not interrupt the joys of television....

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Little Brownie

Wednesday evenings are now Brownie time in the O'Reilly household, and Rosie wears her new uniform with pride...

whilst practising her Brownie Promise....

I promise that I will do my best
To love my God,
To serve the Queen and my country,
To help other people
And To keep the Brownie Guide Law

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Hallow' Een

All Hallow's Eve, and a creepy monster roams Grandborough in the company of a skeleton pirate; aaaarrrrr!

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Coat on, gloves on, Hatton (Country World)

A day out for half term at Hatton Country World.

There was plenty of pumpkin based fun, plus all number of domestic animals from guinea pigs to falcons.

And of course three little monkeys....

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Grandborough TWOCing Possé

Caught this bunch of hoodies tooled up ready to hit the somebody else's wheels!
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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Holidays 2009

Another summer of sun.... failed to make it to Blighty.

Thankfully we have Lucy's folks in Spain. Sun, Sea & Sangria. And daily temperatures in the mid 30s. Bliss.

All that & Joe learned how to use the potty.

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Sunday, August 09, 2009

Ma & Pa's Anniversary

Champers - the best way to celebrate 50yrs

Followed by a small gathering of family members over dinner

And don't forget the...
C A K E !

Friday, August 07, 2009

Message to Nanny & Grandad

Just because the grand-children are out of the country, doesn't mean they can't send a message...

Friday, July 17, 2009

Rosie's 7th Birthday

Another year passes, as Rosie celebrates her 7th birthday AND her last day at Leamington Hastings School.

Wearing the red uniform for the last time, she opened a few presents before heading off for the bus.

In the evening, we had a lovely Chinese meal; where during the hors d'œuvre, the loose front tooth, that had been wobbling for days, finally came away.... and disappeared!! It couldn't be found on the floor, so who knows, it may have been swallowed.

Of course no birthday is complete without...
C A K E ! !

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day

Barely recovering from the previous night's excesses and it's off to the village pub for some Golden Sheep ale and a hunk of roasted cow.

The Nintedo DSs kept the kids entertained, and a jolly good feast was had by all

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Grandborough Pig Roast

Barely recovering from the previous night's excesses and it's off to the village hall for some Atomic ale and a hunk of roasted swine.

The band kept us entertained, the kids ran riot, and a jolly good knees up was had by all.

Happy Campers

Daddy & the Three Terrors head off afar to deepest Napton for an evening under canvas with the Happy Campers of Birdingbury. This was a Dad & Kids only event, and as a result, required childcare methods that would have made Maria Montessori proud.

A diet of salty crisps, fluorescent sweets, brightly coloured pop, sugary marshmallows and greasy fish & chips kept energy levels up. Fathering such a crowd was thirsty work too, and we are greatly indebted to the founding fathers of Diagio, InBev, Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma & vintners worldwide for sustaining us into the early hours.

Click on the photos to see full size & count the children!

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Oh and Fluff had to make a complete ar*e of himself.... can't take his ale, that one.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Thomas Land

They're two they're four they're six they're eight
Shunting trucks and hauling freight
red and green and brown and blue
they're the really useful crew
All with different roles to play
Round Tidmouth sheds or far away,
Down the hills and round the bends
Thomas and friends

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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Lend Oi Tractor

You don't get this at you local John Deere or Massey Furguson dealer.

But my local tractor shop leant me this whilst mine was in for a service.


(And, oh so L O U D !)

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Joseph's 2nd Birthday

Another year passes, as Joseph hits the big Two!!

This year the prezzies had a 'Night Garden' theme

Though Pepa pig was also in attendance...

...on the C A K E ! ! !

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter 2009

A trip down south to Nanny's and Aunty Clare's.


..the seaside..

...plenty of food....

...a museum trip... Easter egg hunt...


....Mummy's birthday...and...

C A K E !!!!

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