There was another of life’s little milestones today.Â It is one thing when your own children hit eighteen, that is bad enough, but when your little sister’s kidsÂ reach eighteen…Â A much bigger milestone for my niece Annie though.Â We went back to Essex for her 18th birthday party tonight.Â It was a good family […]
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January 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off on The headache diaries · Life
Yesterday Jayne went into Crawley hospital to have some brain scans, basically to see if there is anything to worry about with the headaches she has been getting.Â She came back with something called a headache diary where you have to write down every headache you get and give it marks out of ten for […]
Yesterday was my favourite day of the year, one that I always look forward to.Â It does not always fall on the same date, but is normally a few days after December 25th.Â The timing depends on when the Northern sister can get time off work.Â It is the day we go up to Essex […]
December 5th, 2009 · Comments Off on And then there were three… · Life
Frankie and his fiancee have found a house to rent privately, and Charlie has moved in with them to help with the rent and fill the place up.Â Its good for them to all be independent now, but this place is starting to feel empty now with only the girl at home.Â Jayne isn’t taking […]
October 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on Those little moments you live for · Life
Last wednesday Chrystal passed her driving test.Â By Friday she had found a little cheap runabout that she liked the look of so we went off to look at it.Â Â During the drive there Jayne was driving and I was riding shotgun.Â Chrystal was in the back where we couldn’t see her. I happened to […]
October 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Life, Music, Technology
On his latest album, The Blueprint 3, Jay-Z has a track called Death of Autotune. Would that was true.Â I have been at a party, in fact I should still be there but I have slipped off home for an hour or two.Â The DJ has been playing a lot of modern music, which is […]
October 14th, 2009 · Comments Off on Further on down the road · Life
What a day!Â Chrystal passed her driving test, at the first attempt.Â Well… first attempt at the practical anyway: the theory took two bites.Â The first one was close though – I encouraged the girl by telling her that the result was not a fail but that she nearly-passed.
September 21st, 2009 · Comments Off on Big weekend · Life
It has been a big weekend, with two late nights.Â On Saturday Jayne and I went to the middle of nowhere for a family wedding and then tonight I took Frankie up to London for some live comedy.
Right now I am rattling around the house on my own. Chas is still at work, Chrystal has gone out to a birthday barbecue and Jayne…Â she is in Ireland at the moment, after which she will be going to Spain and France before returning home.Â It is really strange.Â Last week we had our […]
August 7th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Life
A few more photos from and thoughts about Tuesday’s big event – Auntie Ivy’s 100th birthday party. In retrospect I wish I had taken the day off rather than going straight from work, hitting the rush hour traffic and getting there an hour late.Â Since my own commute is a mere five miles I underestimate […]