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Halloween 2012


2012
10.31

Another year and another load of pumpkins carved up for the purpose of fun alone.

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And a damn good excuse to dress up.

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Halloween pumpkin buying


2012
10.28

Sunday before Halloween and its pumpkin purchasing time. So off to The Pumpkin Patch, Undley near Mildenhall for some special buys.

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We love a good pumpkin and better still a bit of fun.

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Don’t they look pleased to be there.

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They have thousands of them and at a great price. The weather was awful this year so that’s why I think they are a little green.

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Now for some serious carving.

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Our new little friend – Mr H Prickles


2012
10.26

Yesterday Nicola saw this little guy in the back garden during the day.  We put out foodbut at 6am still there at 7am I spotted him.  He’s tiny only 250gm and should be 600gm to survive winter so he’s now a fixture to the home, at least till he’s bigger.

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The boys are fascinated so he’ll get loads of love there.
I’ll keep you up to date on the progress.

8th November 2012
Henry gets cleaned out. Not the first time I have to add.
We weighed him today, 400gm that’s 150gm extra since we found him. 2-3 weeks and he can take his stinky ass back into the garden.

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19th November 2012
Henry continues to grow. He’s certainly not tame, but a little more comfortable around people. Especially when there is food involved.

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Christmas 2005


2012
10.22

Christmas is a great time for the family to get together and ours is no exception.

Always nice to be with the the rest of the family, especially for the cousins to get together, even better with someone else cooking the food.

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Halloween 2011


2012
10.22

2011 sees us go for it again.

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Halloween 2010


2012
10.22

To celebrate this non-official holiday, with no religious basis of any type, positive or negative we try to do our bit.

There are lots of houses which go for the Christmas thing but we try to light up the life of a few small kids with something to see and a small sweet or two.

As part of this and my creative enjoyment I do a few pumpkins, mostly fun but some a little scary.

 

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Nicola and her one good knee


2012
10.17

We’re all pleased to have Nicola back after her knee op to fix the damage done at Lapland whilst skiing.
A cautionary tale here is not to let me learn how to wax skis just before a winter holiday. Because when I do stuff, I do it well. Suffice to say they were deadly and a Nicola’s damaged knee was the result.

But after 10 months the NHS rides to the rescue. It should now be fixed, we will see.

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We’ll all be waiting on her hand and foot (and knee). But more so, Ann. She’s great, Thank you from all of us.

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Swimming then pool


2012
10.13

Saturday is swimming day for all of us, Little man first, then big man an hour later. This weekend was the first week of this new schedule and we went home for a drink etc before the return. Unfortunately big man was not keen on the return. But after a great lesson. He’d got into it and as I asked about rules for the pool the boys found the pool table. 50p per game is a bargain so two games uo for playing. Normally it would take 30 mins maximum, but the boys are new to this and can make it last considerably longer. 2hrs just. But really good fun and they loved their first play on a real table.

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41st Birthday


2012
10.06

Well thank you everyone for your kind wishes. That’s another year gone, and lucky for me due to government changes I’m a year further from retirement.
Birthdays seem to be a strange thing now, when I was in single figures birthdays seemed to take ages to come around because I wanted them. Now they seem to be forever here just because I’d rather wait??? That’s must the theory of relativity. Oh well.
Nice meal tonight, really full now.
You can’t stop them so might as well just enjoy them.

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I are so much I couldn’t eat the birthday cake, so that had to wait until Saturday.

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Big man took this one.

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Then got stuck in.

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Christmas cake 2011, started


2012
10.01

After 10 months in the kitchen we started last years christmas cake. And it tastes great.

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And sliced well too.
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Great cake mother-in-law-dearest.