Saturday, March 29, 2008

West Ham v Sunderland

We took a trip up to Sunderland to see West Ham play. After an early start (6.30am at Upminster station), we had the long (nearly 5 hours) drive up to there.

We met in The Lambton Worm pub (named after THIS legend) before the game, before heading off in the increasingly bad weather to the game. Of course, West Ham lost in the 96th minute, but we weren't going to let that ruin our evening, and spent the night trying to dodge the rain going from one bar to another. Sunderland seems to be a lively night out!




The Sunderland Empire, Sid James died on stage here.

Gerkin and the boys!

Roger and Jason watch the replays

Ah, Tequila time...what a good idea - NOT!

"I know, its only Rock and Roll...."

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Due to rather draconian stewards at Sunderland (no photos during the game, lots of people thrown out for standing etc.) I wasn't able to get any pictures or videos of the ground, just a bit of half time footage in the bar...at least it wasn't raining there! Plus, towards the end of the night when you fancy something to eat, where else would you go except a chippy that thinks its a nightclub!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Easter at Home

Both Siv and I had bad colds over Easter, with Siv's turning into a very nasty cough (which she's still unfortunately got). Despite the risk of illness, Fi, Grae and Harvey paid us a visit on Easter Saturday. On the Sunday, we woke up to snow falling! Despite the large flakes, it didn't settle.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Good Friday Full Moon

Its a full moon tonight, and the clouds are flying past under the strong wind!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Weekend with Lev and Sarah

We spent the weekend up in Norfolk with Lev and Sarah, and fortunately Friday evening and Saturday were OK weather-wise. We went fro a great lunch on Saturday lunchtime at The Artichoke in Broome.

Silver Adder or Gone Fishing...which is better? There's only one way to find out - Fiiight!!



The walk back...

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Fi's Birthday Party

We spent the evening at Fi and Grae's to celebrate Fi's birthday , along with PJ, Dave, Anne, Paul and the kids...christening their new kitchen!
Harvey doing some painting...

Christopher and Harvey get a Windows Mobile tutorial from PJ

GBags testing out the wonderful new kitchen!

Everyone round the table...well, sort of!

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A brief taster of the evening, with GBags making his megaton calorie dessert!

Saturday, March 01, 2008

The History Mix Part 1

Some of our family's old photos have been scanned in recently so that they're available for posterity, going back as far as 1914 with this photograph of my Grandfather as a child with his Mother, my Great Grandmother.

Also, people have said how I take after my Mum, and until we found these two photos of us at about the same age, the similarity never really stuck me.

Click below to see ALL the photos: