Category: Ramblings

We’re moving on Monday

Our insurance company has organised a semi-permanent place to stay while the house is being repaired. It’s an old victorian house in Dalkeith and, as surrogate homes go, it’s very beautiful. In true victorian style, it’s a rabbit warren inside, with lots of high-ceilinged rooms connected by little passages. It’s not home, but it’ll make

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I hate hotels

The worst type of hotel, in my opinion, is the kind you find yourself in the morning after your house has been gutted by fire. Sadly, that’s exactly the kind of hotel we’re in right now. Smoke alarm went off at 1:30 in the morning. Debbie and I managed to have the kids outside within

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Update about school and garden

Matthew loved his first few days of school, had great fun in the playground with his friends and enjoyed circle time. The other two were pleased to get back into routine. I didnt really get the chance to do any artwork but that time ll come when we ve got the routine sorted out. I

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The last day of the holidays

The school term begins tommorrow. Its Matthew’s first day. He still seems too little to be going into the school system. He is very excited about the whole thing. Tristan is looking forward to going back – he ll be in Primary 4 – half way through primary school. The wee one is keen to

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The Summer Holidays

The Summer holidays have been fun so far – school term starts in just over three weeks. Matthew starts school so its been kind of hectic getting all the clothes and things organised for two. Scary to think of him going to school already but hey, I know that he ll enjoy every minute of

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Bah – noisy bloody neighbours

So, here I lie, in my kip, listening to the cavedwellers next door Karaoking to “American Pie” at 12:07. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – “Some people are alive only because it’s illegal to kill them.”

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Twiddle-dee-dee

Tum te tum. Ever have one of those indescribably bad fortnights at work? Rubbish, aren’t they? The company I work for is in the gruesome throes of acquiring another, meaning we have to punt all their sites across to our servers. Trouble is, the new company host on Windows 2000 and we host on UNIX.

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Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing is truly addictive. There is something endearing about all the little characters. You say – OK, Ill just pop in to check my mail – then suddenly you look at your watch and youve been there for an hour. You have to speak to all your friends or else they go in the

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We’re taking in a refugee……

We were having a rummage around on Ebay (no, we haven’t learned from the Ducky adventure) and stumbled across a guy who deals in Terrapi slavery 🙁 He keeps all kinds of Terrapis in captivity, to sell as collectors items and they never get played with or cuddled or anything. Anyway, while looking through the

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