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Showing posts from February, 2012


As I wrote before, Kitty has been ill since Friday, she seems to be over the worst of it now but is still quite tired. I know how she feels because I've been the same since Sunday, and I was also quite unwell Saturday morning (although that was self-inflicted after James' stag do on Friday night). I seem to be OK if I sit or lie still, but moving around makes me feel a bit sick.

One of the few benefits of not being able to move around is that I had a decent excuse to sit and watch the Carling Cup Final on Sunday, featuring the worst penalty shoot-out I've seen Liverpool take part in, yet somehow we still won it! It was really unfair on Cardiff but not going to complain too much. It may not be the most glamorous of trophies but a cup is a cup, and it means at the very least we're in Europe next year.

I've got myself re-addicted to playing Grand Prix Story on my phone, just coming up to the end of the first play through...


Tuesday was Kitty's birthday, it's difficult to believe that she's one already, although having said that the last year has at times felt like it's been really slow and then at other times really fast. Kitty obviously wasn't really aware of why she was getting lots of presents, although her favourite things were a balloon and her card from Nicky:

Her main present from us was a Wheelybug, although she's still a bit small for it and predictably Nicky now wants one!

We took them both (and both grandmothers) to soft play for the day, and it wasn't too hellish, they both had a nice time, Nicky is pretty fearless about going down slides and being up high, not sure if that's good or bad!

Squash on Wednesday was terribly bad - it was the first time we'd had all 6 of us for a long time. I was trying out a different way of holding the racquet - the correct way, apparently - and although I felt an improvement in certain shots it probably led me to losing all 8…


I think this has been Nicky's best ever week for sleep, he's stayed asleep in his bed all night for 4 out of the last 6 nights, which is something of a miracle given the last few years! Hopefully this means we all might get to sleep now, although last night was one of the nights he woke up so I'm suffering a bit today.

Squash last night was pretty terrible, I only won 2 out of 6 and Jonathan won overall by winning 5 out of 6. I definitely need to get fitter somehow.

I'm struggling to think of anything else significant that has happened in the last week or so. It's Kitty's birthday next Tuesday, that's all that's happening right now.


Thankfully the snow just about held off for our trip down to Somerset, although it did snow whilst we were seeing our Granddad it wasn't too bad (despite Jonathan's protestations) and once we got to the A303 it was all clear. We got about half a foot of snow overnight though, which is still hanging around. The next morning we went outside and made this:

Well, Anna and I made it, Nicky helped for about a minute before getting bored!

It's been a big week for sports stories, what with Contador getting banned and then Capello resigning. I'm writing here that I completely disagree that Harry Redknapp will make a good England manager, and once the press have decided he isn't the messiah and stab him in the back, I can say 'I told you so'. I love the way Capello is branded a flop despite statistically having one of the best records as England manager, and his pedigree of titles in Spain and Italy as well as the Champions League, whereas Redknapp has one FA Cup. Of…

Groundhog Day

Yesterday was Groundhog Day, and it very much feels like this whole week has been one repetitive day, where the kids don't sleep, we don't sleep and everyone is grumpy for the whole day. The cold, whilst not being the cause of it, really doesn't help - I took the kids to the park yesterday afternoon and the wind chill was -5! Nicky was happy but I forgot to take any gloves, won't be making that mistake again...

I set up a profile at Goodreads to keep track of books I've read and want to read. At the moment I have a long list of books to read because I'm currently reading Ulysses by James Joyce, which after reading 60% of it I know that I hate it, but it's on the BBC list so I have to finish it (that and I'm stubborn) - I'm forcing myself to read at least 1% a night just to get it done with.

Not much else is happening at the moment. Hopefully the snow will hold off so I can go down to Somerset tomorrow to see my relatives...