Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Boxing Day 2012

After festering indoors all Christmas Day a walk over the fields - and onward to the pub - was in order.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas 2012

Christmas Eve and Santa's tax is left out by the fire just before bed.

The question is will he visit in the night?

....yes - and probably put his back out shifting this lot

Friday, November 30, 2012

It's a Girl !

This morning at 4:50*
I took her rather nifty

Down to an incubator
Where thirty minutes later**

She gave birth to a daughter....

Niamh Elizabeth Mollie born at 11.04 this morning @ 8lb 3oz.

*Well actually it was 9:45
**It was 64 minutes later

More photos here

It's a grill


Sorry, typo.


Saturday, November 24, 2012

C A K E !

With the new kitchen functioning, Rosie wasted no time in getting the oven up to temperature for...

C A K E !

...and pud.... 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Rio Grandborough II

It seems like a while since the village ford flooded;

but at last we were able to don our wellies and wade

whilst those better equipped wondered what all the fuss was about. 
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Saturday, November 03, 2012

A day with the Tigers

A day out for Dad & the kids in Leicester to watch the Tigers take on the Saints.

We took our seats as the action started...

..saw a penalty head our way..

and Joseph got to quiz the club mascot.
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Friday, November 02, 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012


It's that time of year when the kids get to shove their hands deep inside a large vegetable

finish off nature's creation with a goulish look

Make the mother of all messes

Then scare the living bejasus out of the old folks around the neighbourhood
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Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Fabulous Baker Boy & Girl....

Finally got around to trying our hand at baking sour-dough bread.

The beast awakens..

I knead the dough, Daddy-O!

Our first loaf 

Proud Miss Baker

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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

First Day Of term

The summer break is over....

.....the new uniforms & shoes ready....

.... It's the first day back at school!

And the monsters line up for their annual gurn by the front door

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

School Concert

Roll over Beethoven, Rosie's at the keyboard...

..on her recorder...

...and in full voice!

All part of this years epic school concert.

Monday, May 14, 2012


Here's the first photo of the newest addition to the household

That's it, check the posting date, NOT 1st April.


Sunday, May 13, 2012

A Fluffy Weekend

It's Joseph's weekend with Fluff, the reception year teddy from Leamington Hastings School. And since saturday is a mad, mad busy day Chez O'Reilly, there was no rest for the little fella.

First stop, Southam Leasuire Centre for swimming lessons....

Joseph has been doing so well, that he got moved up a group - next time he'll be wearing his new orange cap.

Moving swiftly on we went to the barber shop in Southam where Joseph had a USMC style crew cut. Luckily, Fluff's fluff remained untouched.

Next stop, the library where we used one of those computer thingies to check books out and in. What ever happened to librarians??

And to finish off the morning what better than a spot of lunch outdoors. And what better still than fish & chips.

Sunday morning was very easy-going with a late breakfast of pancakes made by Rosie, followed by some phonics practice for Joseph. Then it was into our best clothes and off to Krista's party, where we had fun, good food and...

A Mad Scientist to entertain us all

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Ruby Murray

How many 9 Anglo-Irish year olds dine on aubergine & corgette curry, vegetable pilaf with onion bhajis on a Sturday night?

What's amazing is that Rosie made the whole meal herself, rendering Dad redundant in the kitchen.

Even more amazing is her brothers wolfed the whole lot down too!

Well done Flossie

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Joseph's Actual Birthday

Having bareley recovered from last Saturday's party it was time for breakfast and presents

Then the school day interrupted proceedings until a birthday tea specially chosen by Joseph.

I kid you not...

Of course, there was cake

A birthday ain't a birthday without...
C A K E !
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