Archive for December, 2009

Good luck all.

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Good luck all.

@yaili Not many people still d…

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

@yaili Not many people still do.

Preparing a feast of raclette.

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Preparing a feast of raclette.

While it’s probably not very w…

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

While it’s probably not very wise, I love getting S to sleep while holding her, as she looks into my eyes.
S is a baby, to be clear.

Doing Family things in Devonsh…

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Doing Family things in Devonshire.

@yaili Oh yeah! Happy Birthday…

Monday, December 28th, 2009

@yaili Oh yeah! Happy Birthday!

Seems to be the best day to tr…

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Seems to be the best day to travel though.

Right. Got to retrieve our bel…

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Right. Got to retrieve our belongings distributed throughout this house, then head to Devonshire.

Right. Got to retrieve our bel…

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Right. Got to retrieve our belongings distributed throughout this house, then head to Devonshire.

@yaili Concerned by your lack …

Monday, December 28th, 2009

@yaili Concerned by your lack of tweeting — you must be pretty ill. Get better soon.

@yaili Concerned by your lack …

Monday, December 28th, 2009

@yaili Concerned by your lack of tweeting — you must be pretty ill. Get better soon.

Yet again Andrew Sullivan is t…

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Yet again Andrew Sullivan is the one to read re: Iran http://j.mp/6sme8X

Making cupcakes. http://twitp…

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

Making cupcakes. http://twitpic.com/vcnv9

…Zeitoun by Dave Eggers (a b…

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

…Zeitoun by Dave Eggers (a bit inevitably for me).

For the first time since the b…

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

For the first time since the birth of S I seem to be reading a whole book. I blame this darn telephone more than S though.

@aobregon For Will?

Friday, December 25th, 2009

@aobregon For Will?

Brr. http://twitpic.com/v4wtm

Friday, December 25th, 2009

Brr. http://twitpic.com/v4wtm

The sea here is steaming as th…

Friday, December 25th, 2009

The sea here is steaming as the air is so cold.

@yaili Other Christmas (?) son…

Friday, December 25th, 2009

@yaili Other Christmas (?) songs for your list: ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’. And it is.

Sorry, I meant: Merry Christma…

Friday, December 25th, 2009

Sorry, I meant: Merry Christmas from Portstewart!

Also: Merry Christmas from Por…

Friday, December 25th, 2009

Also: Merry Christmas from Portstewart.

Spent most of the night on the…

Friday, December 25th, 2009

Spent most of the night on the floor so I could hold S’s hand in her cot — otherwise she’d cry due to cold.

@kitmacgillivray Congratulatio…

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

@kitmacgillivray Congratulations — and happy Christmas!

The Hangover*: ace. *the film

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

The Hangover*: ace.
*the film

Not having a great Christmas a…

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Not having a great Christmas at the moment: M’s back has gone bad; S has cold, is teething and is bit hysterical; the TV just exploded.

Just made a tasteless, feeble …

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Just made a tasteless, feeble chorizo, tomato and cod stew. Unfortunately it was meant to impress the mother-in-law.

Being very English in Colerain…

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Being very English in Coleraine.

Being very English in Colerain…

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Being very English in Coleraine.

Brrr.

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Brrr.

@yaili Oh no! Hope you’re not …

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

@yaili Oh no! Hope you’re not feeling too bad, and that and the weather don’t stop your trip.

Sounds like we escaped London …

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Sounds like we escaped London just in time.

Right then. Off we go. Hoping …

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Right then. Off we go. Hoping our flight is on, and I haven’t forgotten anything stupid.

I quite like Simon Cowell real…

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

I quite like Simon Cowell really. He took the KLF’s The Manual very seriously.

I didn’t see the Rage thing …

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

I didn’t see the Rage thing as being negative, snobby or against Joe or even Cowell — just funny, a tiny bit subversive… like great pop.

In the end, it turned out I wa…

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

In the end, it turned out I was more excited about the carol singers.

Also: well done Rage Against T…

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Also: well done Rage Against The Machine.

There are actual carol singers…

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

There are actual carol singers outside!

Icy.

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Icy.

Was excited about trip to Gold…

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Was excited about trip to Golders Green for bagels and other delicacies. But nope, car isn’t going anywhere.

@yaili Any 2.9 nightmares?

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

@yaili Any 2.9 nightmares?