Sunday, June 24, 2007

Saturday lunch for Siv and the girls.

Siv, Anne, Fi and Sally had a nice extended lunch at The Oxo Tower. As usual lots of food and drinks involved!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

The rainbow bridge

On Ståle, Cathrine and Lena's last night, we were visited by Bifröst!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Visitors from Oslo

We've got Ståle, Cathrine and Lena over for a few days. We went for dinner at the Miller and Carter (Dick Turpin) for dinner. Ståle was impressed with the hunting knife used for the steak.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Vince working in Mariehamn

I've been working for a few days in Mariehamn in Åland. The weather wasn't too bad in the evenings, so I was able to walk about a bit.

Sunset over Mariehamn

The rush hour hits downtown Mariehamn - Its gridlock!!

The Pommern ship.

Another tourist attraction in Mariehamn, the Water tower! Actually, you get a great view from up here!

While you envisage that these would all one day be lovely butterflies, there were several of these plants COVERED in catterpillars, all wriggling around in this type of web - Ugh!

The view from up by the water tower.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Sunday with Karin, James and the kids

We went for Sunday lunch at The Thatched Cottage, where Eirik decided to wear his napkin as a hat.

Saturday with Karin and James

We had a great weekend with Karin, James and the kids. On Saturday, we went to Belvoir Castle.

As we were standing outside, one of the peacocks put on this impressive display!

The gardens were very impressively landscaped!

We then had a picnic in the grounds near the car park...very relaxing in the sunshine!

Monday, June 04, 2007

PJ's birthday in Leigh

A group of us went down to The Crooked Billet in Old Leigh to celebrate PJ's birthday.

The birthday crew

PJ shows his natural paternal instincts

You can't beat some Whelks from Osbornes

John and Lara's daughter, Jasmine Paloma

John looks a bit nervous about the spider that's made itself at home on his hat...after all looked what happened to Peter Parker!

Woodpecker in the garden

We saw a woodpecker having a go at the ants nests along the edge of the path. Couldn't get any nearer than this unfortunately!

Siv out for lunch with her department.

We were out celebrating that Deborah has left us!! She has moved to accounts, and will be greatly missed. We had an absolutely fantastic lunch at The Dining Room

Lara and Deborah

Deborah and David

Gareth, Laura and Pat