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Monday, June 19, 2006


Sometimes (or so I'm told) couples will do something special and go away for the weekend, maybe to a fancy hotel. This is our version.

Yesterday we took the kids to my mum's place, and after a lovely dinner, left them there. Then we drove home.

Our house has a front room which we never use. It has a lounge (convertible to a bed) and an open fireplace.

Last night we pretended that room was our fancy hotel. We had a lovely roaring fire going and talked and read books.

Very relaxing :-)

The boys are still at my mum's place. They come home tomorrow. Hmm, I wonder what's for dinner tonight?

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Bob's New Bike

My eldest son Bob loves to ride bikes. He wanted (and needs) a new bike. How much does he need it? Well with Bob's old bike, his knees were hitting the handlebars. Ouch.

He's been borrowing his mama's new bike, which is a mountain-bike style, with gears'n'things. He's worked out how the gears make it easier on the hills and faster on the road. Time to get him one.

Bob's 8th birthday was a month ago. Every weekend since then, we have been looking at bikes. We finally bought one today. He is soooo happy.

With his new bike, his toes only just touch the ground. So there's plenty of room for him to grow into this bike.

It's great to all ride together. Once or twice my boys and I have ridden nearly 20km. They are tired by the end but it's a good feeling.

Now that we all have a bike, we can go riding together as a family. It's just a pity it's winter though - makes it hard to go out and have fun when it's cold and nasty outside.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Where is your Inner Child? Have a sense of humour!

I went to the train station today. There was a guy with one shoe off, emptying out a stone or something. I said to him "I guess we're going to hop1 on the train..."

He mumbled something like explaining what he was doing, even though it's so obvious. Didn't want to acknowledge my joke. What a boring fart!

So I hopped on the train for him.

When the train came, hop hop hop, I hopped on one foot onto the train.

Sometimes I feel sorry for people who have lost the ability to see the world through the eyes of a child.

1. "Hopping" means to jump using only one leg. "To hop on" some form of transport is a very casual way of saying "to catch" or "to take".