Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Friday, 14 December 2012

Speccy specs!


Another year, another santa photo. The major difference is last year there was Jack and me and a bump nicknamed Ruby Sparkles. This year I'm out of the shot (thank goodness) though Jack is laughing at me and he is joined by smiling Sam who seems to have been snapped the only time he wasn't smiling. Still, at least he's not screaming.

Xmas baking

I may have overdone things last year in the gingerbread department. Actually I think I didn't eat it for almost a year. I appear to be back on that particular spicy horse or maybe that should be reindeer. For some reason (brainfart) I tried a new recipe which can only be described as poo. A tablespoon of bicarb? madness! I chucked it out and started again.
I got these funny cake tins from andrew. They make funny looking horse cakes but are pretty good for reindeers. The kids at preschool thought so too.

Thursday, 13 December 2012


We are a family of graduates now (actually Sam isn't and probably needs to lift his game). Recently Jack 'graduated' from preschool twice in one week. He only wore the cap and gown once which is lucky as it proved to be a oh&s issue for some of his fellow (shorter) graduates.
Yesterday S became Dr S when he received his phD. I'm not sure what the ceremony was like (long) because we were at the national dinosaur museum. That sounds uncaring but graduates only get two tickets so Noel & Diane got a guernsey and we turned up in time to celebrate.
Hooray or as Jack says,"congraduation!"