Thursday, 15 July 2010

Happy Anniversary Us

It's our busy party week this week, with it being my birthday on Tuesday and our fourth wedding anniversary today. We're off out for a meal as soon as Lara has settled down - it's Spanish tonight, given their World Cup success.

Lara has been spending some time today in the next class up at nursery, she'll be moving up properly in September, about the time that she'll go back to nursery 5 days a week once Luda has gone home.  She was quiet to start with, but after five minutes she settled right in, and once the dancing starting, they couldn't stop her, she was bustin' some moves and cuttin' some shapes, I believe the terms are.  Potty training is still going well, with more days of her having no accidents than days with them. She even asked one of the nursery helpers for a book to read today during one potty trip. Can't think who taught her that one!?! ;-)
Well, she's quiet now, so time to go and put my posh dinner clothes on.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Sorry about the rain

I owe an apology to anyone who has got wet this morning - the rain falling in the South East has been caused by me using the hosepipe and sprinkler yesterday evening on our parched back garden, in an attempt to return a little green colour to the grass before my party on Saturday. The weather gods obviously noticed this and decided to help out - see the photo from my office, taken this morning. Oh well, this will save me from having to water the top part of our garden tonight. Every cloud does have a silver lining!
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Sunday, 11 July 2010

Lara's party weekend

Lara has had a very social weekend. On Friday we decided to make the most of the lovely weather and went for food and met some friends in pubs in Marlow after work, then yesterday Olga and Lara came to Littlewick Green whilst I played cricket. Our match was drawn, and it went on quite late, only finishing at 8pm, and by the time we'd had some drinks afterwards it was 10.30pm before we got home. So this morning she was still pretty tired and overheated, so she had a lazy morning on the sofa, cooled by a wet flannel:

Come on Holland!

I'm cheering on Holland tonight, they're the underdogs, we had a lovely holiday in Holland in June (although we also went to Spain!!), and I've got a Dutch friend who's not very well at the moment, so I'm cheering them on for him.
I've decided to settle on ITV's coverage for the build up, I like Adrian Chiles' cheeky approach, but for the game itself, I'll be watching BBC but switching the commentary to the Radio FiveLive audio, as I like Alan Green's no-nonsense attitude.

PS - oh well, never mind, the better team won, and I'll not blame Howard Webb, if he'd sent off two Dutch players in the first half he'd have been slaughtered for ruining the Final, although the de Jong karate kick probably should have been red..