Thursday, 25 November 2010

Breaking career news!

Here's some big family news.....
Both Olga and I resigned from our jobs today!
In case you don't know, we work at the same company, indeed it was where we met. I've worked there for 12 years, and Olga's been there for six, so this was a very big decision, but we were approached by an old colleague from my first job with IBM, way back in the mid 90s, who offered us both exciting new posts with his company. It's a bit daunting, leaving a comfortable job with people you get on well with, but it's time to try something that's challenging and new, and the fact it's with people I already know made the decision to leave Tigress that bit easier.

It'll take some time to sink in - we'll be working from home, so the first thing is to convert a bedroom in to an office!


Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...

I hope the snow lingers in the north of England for the next 10 days until we head off on holiday, at least on the hills, then the roads can be clear. Snowy mountains but blue skies, that would be ideal.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Some recent photos

In tidying up my phone I found some photos from the past few weeks that I thought I'd post up. Lara liked baking cakes with Mama, helping Papa in the garden to pick up leaves and apples, and then going for a long walk with the boys in the Chilterns.

Then a couple of days ago Lara wanted to have a shower rather than a bath, and who are we to refuse? When asked if she wanted a bath, the reply was "No, can I go in the big shower? I won't cry":

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Getting ready!!!!

In case you hadn't noticed, the Ashes series starts tonight. Just as snow is falling across northern England too!
I'm going to stay up and watch the build up and the start of the match, it begins at midnight. Quite how late I stay up depends on what's happening before the lunch interval, but I'll have a few beers and some popcorn ready. I suspect Olga will have an early night, her excuse is she's working in London this week at a trade show and has to get up early (I do too!). I don't know why, I'm sure she had a great time when we went to Day 4 of the 5th Test at the Oval in 2005...

Tuesday, 23 November 2010