Today was JFGP‘s first day at school. For those not paying attention he is now a student at Manly West. When I got home from work I was keen to find out how he had fared. You can find the results here.
Oh dear. The most striking anagram for my name seems to be; "Traded Down". A good alternative seems to be "Tad Drowned". I don’t know what this tells us about me, I may have to go and think about it for a while with a cold beverage. Feel free to share your thoughts in the […]
I’ve been doing a little tidying up hereabouts, there will be points awarded if anyone can spot what I’ve changed. Meanwhile I rediscovered an old gem. Have you seen this page?
Happy turn of the year everyone. I thought I would get in early this year with a shot of the family sitting on Manly harbour beach watching the ‘family’ fireworks this evening. This year we didn’t plan so much as just wander down there and see what was going on. The ankle biters got to […]
Festive season anticipation is reaching fever pitch in our house at the moment. The tree has been up for a few weeks and JFGP and MIGO have been very particular about dividing up the space under the plastic branches for their presents. To the left as you face the tree is the elder ratbag’s pile […]
Today’s spark of inspiration is that the world is divided into two types of people. You can tell the difference when they are faced with a problem of some sort, of any sort in fact. The two approaches are; 1. I’m waiting for someone to tell me how to sort this out. 2. There are […]
Having experienced a numerically significant birthday in the last couple of weeks I don’t want to regale you with stories of my derring do or lists of expensive presents. I’d rather share with you a couple of quotes. The first is from a birthday card sent by my brother in law and his tribe: "being […]
We have just returned from our ‘Summer’ holiday on the Gold Coast. A swell time was had by all, despite the fact that the roads were in turmoil due to the impending motor race. We were there to relax, kick back and to scare small people witless at the various adventure parks. We managed to […]
The boys and I have just enjoyed a nice quiet weekend. Whilst SWMBO enjoyed herself at a cheap little place up the coast the boys and I have: Been to under 5 sports activities (a.k.a "runaround") Gone swimming Been to JFGP‘s piano lesson Survived a trip to the mall Finished swimming lessons for the term […]
As the sporting focus of 2008 comes to a close I think it is time I shared with you a theory I have been working on. In the spirit of clarity, and as a fairly good wind up, I have been trying to work out what exactly is a sport. Ordinarily, as a good Englishman […]