Monday, December 27, 2010

Woodpecker in the garden

This morning we woke up to see this green woodpecker hopping around in the garden, feeding on insects (hence his muddy beak!).

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Xmas Day Dinner

Here we are at Russell atnd Maureen's for Xmas dinner. Guess who had to be photoshopped in! After dinner we opened the rest of our Xmas presents....even Millie got some presents!

The Christmas pud, the dummy run and the finale! from martin clinton on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Season's Greetings

As we're stranded here in the UK due to the snow affecting our flights to Norway, here we are settling down to celebrating Xmas at home this year with Vince's family.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Fox in the garden

We woke up this morning to see this fox sitting in the garden. Once he spotted us photographing him, he soon headed off into the trees.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The road to nowhere....

Siv was supposed to be heading home to Norway for Xmas today. However, due to the 'adverse weather conditions' in the UK today, we got to Heathrow, but after a few hours it became obvious not a lot was going to happen as they shut the began the long journey home. When we did get home we saw how much snow we had in out garden, only about 3 inches, but enough to make the Country grind to a halt!

Snow in the garden from martin clinton on Vimeo.

Impressive frost patterns this morning

With the cold temperatures and a bit of snow, there were some impressive frost patterns on the conservatory window this morning.

Friday, December 17, 2010

This year's Xmas tree

Here's this year's tree and some of the decorations around the house!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

DnBNOR Xmas Party

It was the DnBNOR Xmas Party on Tuesday night. It was at Clause in Lovat Lane, and everyone seemed to have a good time! I left at 11.00pm, though some people carried on until the early hours of the morning...Not good on a Tuesday night!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Lise and Henny in town

Siv met up with Lise and her friend Henny who were in town for a few days. On Saturday afternoon they went to a concert of Benjamin Britten Carols at St. Paul's Cathedral. After that, I met up with them (having just watched West Ham lose to Manchester City). We Then went to the Spaghetti House in Covent Garden, before going for a few drinks at The Crown in Seven Dials. As we walked in we noticed that everyone was dressed in Santa outfits. It turns out this was a break away group from the main SantaCon 2010! After a few drinks Lise and Henny headed back to their hotel, and Siv and I got a tube home.

Santas at The Crown from martin clinton on Vimeo.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Celebrating Dad's Birthday

To celebrate Dad's birthday on Friday, we went to The Village Bar and Grill in Hornchurch for lunch. We had a very nice time, though unfortunately Maureen couldn't make it due to a bad cough - There's a lot of it about!

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Down at Fi and Grae's for an early Xmas celebration

A group of us went down to see Fi and Grae for an early Xmas celebration. Grae cooked a huge Turkey, while Bernie brought the potatoes, and Anne made the desserts!

Fi and Grae's Xmas celebration from martin clinton on Vimeo.