Monthly Archives: December 2012

…..and yet MORE babies!

Only this time they are the babies Jesus in the Nativity plays and Carol services ¬†we’ve recently been to. On Sunday it was the service at St. James’s church where we took Graham and met with the Burkes, Crockers and Foreman-Pecks.

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St James’s had it’s Nativity figures cut from a 90 year old tree in it’s garden

On Monday it was Rocco’s nativity play (we also saw the other Reception class’s show as a bonus) and on Tuesday it was Esme’s nativity play (with the Ist year infants show thrown in). Well, there’s no doubt Christmas is coming.

Apple must be proud

Apple must be proud


Rocco is the Inn-keeper


Esme is the shepherd

Not everyone is ecstatically happy about Christmas…..

Ho Ho Ho!

Ho Ho Ho!

I am hoping my contribution will be reasonably edible

But this Santa looks alright and I hope the cake is edible.


…and more babies!

This afternoon I have a go at setting up the Raspberry Pi. I connect it via the hdmi to DVI cable to the LG flatiron and make all the other connections and lo and behold another baby is born!!! My Raspberry Pi!

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But everyone is getting in on the act. Even royalty. Charlie will soon be a grandfather as Wills and Kate seem set to have a baby (or two) as well.

Miro’s 65th birthday

Miro is 65 and we celebrate with champage at his house and then a meal at Loch Fyne. Michael and Margi couldn’t make it as they were double-booked but the rest of us were there. Pete got inebriated!


Tove’s 4th birthday party – it’s a jungle!

Tove chose a jungle theme for her 4th birthday party and, not surprisingly, was dressed as a cat. Lucy and Nanny Diane were there and friends and family (Thom was at an All Tonorrow’s Parties gig).


Louisa and Julian put on a tremendous performance as hosts and entertainers. The magic lantern show can be seen on my You Tube.



Tove dancing with Rocco and Esme

More photos can be seen on Flickr.

Thom and I didn’t go to see West Ham comprehensively beat Chelsea 3-1. They are now 22 points and Arsenal 21. Shame to have to tell Graham this news!