Monday, December 26, 2011

After effects of Dagmar

Here's a casualty of last night's huge storm 'Dagmar' in Norway. Siv's Mum's neighbour Anders has had this 30 foot / 10 metre high tree blown over....Good thing he owns a chain saw!

Timbeeeerrrrrrrrrr! from martin clinton on Vimeo.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Xmas photos

Here we are spending Xmas in Norway, and a few photos of the wintry weather before the rain washes it all away!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Cittie of yorke meet up

A group of us met up in the Cittie of Yorke for a pre-xmas drink, a good time had by all at bargain Sam Smith's prices!

Monday, December 19, 2011

PJ's animated Xmas Card

We got this amusing animated Xmas card from PJ, made using the Talking Santa and Ginger app from the android market.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Xmas dinner practice for Anne

Anne decided to have a practice run at this year's Xmas dinner, so invited some of us round to try it out. It was a very enjoyable evening, with the girls watching the final of this year's Strictly Come Dancing. The turkey crown went a very long way...I imagine Paul and Anne will still be eating turkey by Xmas when they'll have more!

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Lunchtime meet up with Luke

Dave, Loz and I met up with Luke at lunchtime in The Lamb in Leadenhall Market. Good to see him again and a have a chat. Managed to take this slightly blurry photo before we left.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wet and Windy in Bergen

I'm spending a few days in Bergen, trying to learn a few tips on MQ. I know Bergen is supposed to be wet, but this headline from the local newpaper shows the downpours I'm currently experiencing are a bit extreme even for here:

In between the hefty wind, rain and hail, I managed to have a bit of a look around the town and see the Xmas decorations, and some of the town more famous sights like the old buildings along 'Bryggen' (which is a world heritage site).

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Day out celebrating Dad's Birthday

We went to Santore in Exmouth Market for Lunch to celebrate Dad's Birthday next week. After a very relaxing time in the restaurant, we saw off June and Grace, then the rest of us went to the Sekforde Arms for a couple of drinks (and a game of darts which I won on a double 7!) before coming home.

Santore - Nov 2011 from martin clinton on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Valentine's Park in the Autumn sunshine

After a couple of weeks of grey, drizzly days, the sun finally came out today, so Siv and I took a walk over Valentine's Park among the Autumn colours, having a coffee and cake in the cafe.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Siv and I went to see the film Oslo, Aug 31 at the Renoir cinema by Russell Square today. A very good, if slightly sad, film, with lots of memories for us of various Oslo spots we know. We had lunch at Cagney's restaurant afterwards before weaving our way down to Picadilly Circus where Siv bought a puffa jacket in Lillywhites.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Welcome Emily Jane Barker

Emily Jane Barker - Weight: 7.0lbs, Height: 21inches, Born: 7:09pm 
Congratulations Chris and  Becky!

Monday, October 31, 2011


We made our halloween pumpkins to put out on the doorstep tonight. We didn't get any Trick or Treaters though.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

A walk on the seafront

To clear our heads a bit this morning, we went for a walk along the seafront. The boys all liked walking out on the mud, and Ruby got very muddy on her white fur!

Grae the reporter

Grae made the Leigh Times recently with his photo and story of a visiting Seal.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Surprise Party for Siv's 50th

We went down to see Fi and Grae along with Paul and Anne down at Westcliff. When we got there we discovered Fi and Anne had arranged a surprise party for Siv's recent 50th Birthday. There was an amazing turnout of people, none of whom we knew were going along! We all had a great time, the Just Dance game on the Wii was fun as well! Many thanks to Fi and Anne for arranging things and to everyone for turning up!

Siv's Surprise 50th Birthday Party from martin clinton on Vimeo.