Thursday, May 31, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Coby has received his Dribblers membership renewal pack and uncle Mark is another year closer to taking Coby to his first game! In the meantime, Cobes is growing out of his Spurs strip, so I'm thinking of taking him down to the store to buy a new one - care to join us uncle Mark?
Mark is busy managing his own team, Chingford Rangers, who are in Division One of the London City Airport Sunday League. Maybe Coby will come down one Sunday for a kick around!
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Thank you to Coby for allowing me to use his blog to my own selfish advantage.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
BON VOYAGE TEE TEE!
It has been an amazing journey watching him flourish from baby to toddler. The day he was born will forever remain a vivid memory and the time that has passed since then, as fast as it has been, has been filled with so many delightful memories. I look back at photographs of him and can't believe the transformation from a totally dependent baby to a little boy with an emerging personality
Here are some reminders...
Monday, May 14, 2007
In the afternoon we tackled the recycling, posted some letters and bought a new blind for Coby's bedroom. He has been waking quite early these last few weeks (anything between 5am and 7am) and we suspect its because of the lighter mornings, so we're going to try a black out blind to see if this makes a difference.
I then took Coby to Pets At Home to look at the rabbits and fish. He was slightly startled by the huge black were-rabbit, sorry fluffy bunny, leaping about its cage. The fish seem to be a favourite and he pointed at almost every tank exclaiming "oooohhhhh!!!".
Then it was back home for some fruit juice, cheese biscuits and a flick through the latest Tellytubbies magazine....
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Dee gave birth to a baby girl at 4.15pm on Friday 4 May
Here is baby Alyssa...
What fun we had on Saturday when Louis spent the day with us! Maddy and Justin hot footed it to Wembley to catch Stevenage Borough play Kidderminster Harriers in the FA Trophy.
While Stevenage thrashed them to win 3-2, Coby and Louis thrashed their way through Coby's granny's house. Chaos ensued as lego blocks, cars, books, strawberries and raisins flew over our heads.
There were a few tears as heads banged and toys were thrust in faces and there was a very obvious display from Coby to show just whose territory Louis was on.
Could we cope with another child? Probably. But for now, it was a pleasure to hand Louis back to his mummy and daddy.
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
Please help spread the word...someone somewhere on this planet knows where she is...please please please just send her home...people suffer all the time but lets see if we can make a difference just this one time.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Monday, May 07, 2007
There's an interesting article on the BBC today about how challenging it is to make the number one trillion meaningful to us, the ordinary public. As an illustration of just how large a trillion is, if you compare the fact that a million seconds equals 11.5 days and a billion seconds is 32 years, it would be astonishing to discover that a trillion seconds is equal to 32,000 years!
Anyway, aside from an interesting article, it made me ponder over what a trillion nappies looked like, so here's a puzzle for you...
The BBC article estimates that if you can get 50,000 pennies into a cubic foot - a trillion pennies would fill two St Paul's Cathedrals - based on that estimation, what do you think a trillion nappies would equate to?
No right or wrong answer for this, although I'm sure Al would come up with something close enough to a valid solution if you gave him enough time to work it out, but just for fun, we'd be interested to hear some suggestions.
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Friday, May 04, 2007
On Wednesday evening we went to see a special screening of Fast Food Nation at the Vue cinema in Leicester Square - excellent film! Based on the novel by Eric Schlosser, the film follows the various people involved in the meat packing industry from the supervisor at the plant to the person behind the counter at the local burger bar
Thursday, May 03, 2007
My friend lost his mum recently and his dad read this as the eulogy. Wonderful and thought-provoking.
I read of a man who stood to speakFor that dash represents all the time
At the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone,
From the beginning ... to the end.
He noted that first came her date of birth
And spoke the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years.
That she spent alive on earth ...
And now only those who loved her,
Know what that little line is worth.
For it matters not, how much we own;
The cars ... the house ... the cash,
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.
So think about this long and hard ..
Are there things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left,
That can still be rearranged.
If we could just slow down enough
To consider what's true and real,
And always try to understand
The way other people feel
And be less quick to anger,
And show appreciation more
And love the people in our lives
Like we've never loved before.
If we treat each other with respect,
And more often wear a smile..
Remembering that this special dash
Might only last a little while.
So, when your eulogy's being read
With your life's actions to rehash ...
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent your dash?