Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas 2011

Well, Father Christmas has been kind this year, somehow finding space on his sleigh for three bikes. 

Nanny & Grandad provided the helmets, saving Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen & Rudolf from having to haul more.

So below you can see the monsters about to break the law and cycle down The Lane, Grandborough


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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

First Day Back at School



New shoes all lined up



New uniforms clean & pressed




They just can't wait to get out of thr door



...and onto the school-bus.
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Holidays 2011 - Dad On Hols

By mid August Dad was finally released from the Oxford Circus Penitentiary, hopped on the plane and headed for the nearest bar.



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Monday, August 15, 2011

Holidays 2011 - Dad Free Zone!

At the start of the holidays Dad had to stay at home working, so the credit card bill covering the flights could be paid off. Didn't stop Mum & the kids having fun with Grandma & Gumpsy



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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Holidays 2011 - The Burrell Tribe

We spent part of the hols with cousin Sam, aunty Clare, and our favorite uncle.....


"Smiling Dave"

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Sunday, August 07, 2011

Bachelor Dining

With Lucy & The Terrors into their second week in Sunny España, I'm running out of culinary inspiration, and on the Sabbath, have to resort to opening a tin.

Not....

Sunday can mean only one thing - a proper dinner of....


Roast chicken with rich gravy, a selection of seasonal vegetables and boiled new potatoes in herb butter.
A bottle of 2010 Garnacha from the Campo De Borja.



Home made rice pudding sweetened with a mixture of tropical fruits.



A soft, organic, English goats cheese served with biscuits and the chefs own piquanté apple & tomato chutney
Espresso and a glass of Dow's Finest Reserve Port.

Large snooze on the sofa to follow.....

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Grandborough Pig Roast 2011

There'll be hangovers from here to Lower Loxley this morning. See all the village drunks in action by clicking on below picture

pig-roast

Our Little Tiger




Joseph, showing off his face-paint after going to Lilly, Rose & Scarlett
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Friday, June 24, 2011

josephs photo album




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Boys' Light Breakfast

Following an emetic incident at school, Joseph has a day off school today.

Given yesterdays' chunder, he awoke extremely Hank Marvin



...so it had to be my all time favourite American Breakfast:-
Bacon,
Pancakes,
Syrup.

Let's just hope it stays put....
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Friday, May 06, 2011

Thomas In The Wind

Thomas finally follows his Dad into the world of 2 wheels....

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"Dad, which way to the Harley shop?"

Monday, April 25, 2011

Joseph's 4th Birthday

The little man continues to grow. And we spent it together on a day out courtesy of the National Trust





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Monday, April 18, 2011

Spring Break 2011

A few days in Suffolk; just over the Essex border (interrupted by Dad working in London @ The Marathon).


With beautiful weather, we spent most of our time out & about. Highlights included Flatford Mill, Colchester Zoo, Frinton On Sea,


And best of all Thomas Tank day at the East Anglian Railway Museum


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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunny Sunday

The first decent weekend this year so far. And the boys head out for a hectic day. Rugby in the morning and the Scout parade in the afternoon. Still found time to drop into the pub...

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Friday, March 04, 2011

French Revolution

How to get the kids to eat...



...and they end up with their head in a basket.
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Friday, January 14, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dad's Birthday

What finer time to blow out the candles than at 07:00. Beats a bowl of cornflakes.

Paddy's Birthday

What finer time to blow out the candles than at 07:00. Beats a bowl of cornflakes.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Thomas' Maths Homework

Thomas had to investigate the metric weights of ingredients in a recipe, deciding which ingredients were the largest & smallest.

We found a great recipe for apple sponge pudding - and thought we may as well try it out...

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year 2011

A damp and cloudy morning wasn't enough to keep us in the warm house. As has become a tradition, we went for a stroll up to the stile



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