ouldjr update

So, we went to the hospital today for the latest checkup and scan… Again, we tried to find out the sex. All those that want to hear the result should go here. ouldjr is almost 1kg in weight now and is in the 97th percentile for size – going to be a big one. Please […]

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Religious Freedom undermined in France

Really a rant and a question for my American brothers and sisters… Moslem headscarves are to be banned in France. Am I the only one that’s very worried about this? The ban is, of course, wider than headscarves (that’s a perculiarly prominent issue in France), it is proposed to extend to items such as Jewish […]

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new whizzy laptop and all the other stuff

So, we’ve had an interesting morning. The movers were here and we got everything packed. Ended up being over 200ft^3 but a good price. We can thoroughly recommend them. So the flat is much barer now. We’ll be looking for someone to rent it now. I’m writing to you on our new laptop, a cheap […]

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Dilemma!!!

Yeek, what am I going to do? According to this England are drawn against Austria in the World Cup 2006 qualification. Now, my parents are English and Austrian and I have both kits. As the local here would say, “what to do???!!!!! Plus we get to whup both Wales and Northern Ireland too….

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Movie Review – The Cider House Rules

A review with a difference. I don’t want to particulaly go into the ins and outs of how good Michael Caine (British = always good) or Toby McGuire were. Instead I want to share a few thoughts of what this movie (and, of course, the book that it was based upon) are trying to tell […]

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spot on….

You are ‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing’. You takeChristmas very seriously. For you, it is areligious festival, celebrating the birth ofthe Saviour, and its current secularisationreally irritates you. You enjoy the period ofAdvent leading up to Christmas, and attend anylocal carol services you can find, as well asthe more contemplative Advent church serviceseach Sunday. You […]

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Tig, R.I.P.

Today marks the sad demise of Tiglath Pileser III, our fighting fish – known as Tig to his friends. Tig had a pampered and docile existence and yet clearly was not happy. He must have been pining for the Siamese fjords, or something. Coming from a maritime nation, I felt it best to give him […]

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