Monthly Archives: June 2011

Unpacking mess

Life still consists of boxes

Unpacking mess

So it’s been a bit of a hectic time recently – to start with we have had the move (of course) – life is still in boxes, but I am slowly getting round to unpacking things and trying to get this house into a somewhat liveable order. This is more difficult than it should be due to trying to squeeze the way we live our lives into the relatively non-standard lay-out of this house and… Read More »

unpacking the dog

Boxes and houses

unpacking the dog

So all our collated live’s worth of possessions have been once again packed in boxes by those who neither know, or care, the history of each object, or its value in our eyes…. This somehow makes the whole process easier, and allows you to take a step back and evaluate if you really need that particular beer mat/magnetic letter/ miscellaneous bit of toy. Of course, by the time you get to other end and are… Read More »

T-ball distractions

T-ball and competition amongst 3-4 year-olds

T-ball distractions

So I was fairly surprised when Sebastian’s T-ball classes turned into a full blown league, complete with team names, different colour T-shirts and yellow baseball caps. However on reflection, it may be that the element of competition introduced early will engender a sense of competitiveness… It turns out this is true, but not in the kids. To my relief, they are much more interested in other stuff, such as ‘where is that bee going?’, ‘what… Read More »

Love Philly

Today I was happy that Seb wasn’t with me…

Love Philly

… I had to go up to Philadelphia today, a prospect I would normally relish. I love Philly – I spent alot of time there when I was travelling around the USA in various trips before the Age of Responsibility and Settling Down dawned. So basically, as overwhelming as US cities tend to be, I have a certain amount of affection for this city which holds so many memories and stories for me. I also… Read More »