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Friday, 6 August 2004

Thank heavens for fans!

It's been another sunny, sunny day - I don't know how many times I commented about the clear blueness of the sky (yes - even over Luton!)

Seeing the family again was lovely. Christopher and Eleanor had stayed overnight at Beth's folks', so we drove over there shortly after Jon had left (he stopped over on his way up to Scotland for a wedding) and from there to the park.

How three out of the four knees of our offspring ended up being grazed I just don't know - perhaps it was the shorts-wearing weather and gravel path that did it. In fact, I'm fairly sure it was.

I've updated the mini random photos section of the gallery (again!) this time including:

  • the last photo of Christopher at four years old;
  • a couple of views of the scenery around Wood Norton (in a brief moment of calm - just as we were finishing off the course, there was yet another storm and power cut!) and
  • an antique-looking picture of Ella wearing a wedding veil - there was a wedding exhibition at Luton Museum

While we were in the museum, we also wandered into the 'toys of the past' section - always a favourite with the children - and Christopher asked about the Daleks, and Star Wars toys on display. He then pointed to a small black box with the rectangular rubber keys and asked what it was. How could I resist getting out the old Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64 for some tape-based game "fun"? Well, OK - we spent longer waiting for most of the tapes to load than actually playing the games! By the way, I've still got my old DEC Rainbow 100 weighing down a joist in the loft, but it's not seen the light of day for several years!

(The above links variously visit http://www.old-computers.com, by the way)

So... Christopher's fifth birthday tomorrow. When I saw him for the first time in four days this morning, I couldn't believe how tall he's grown. He's also looking so grown-up! We've bought him some interesting presents - I hope he likes them.

I'll leave you with that 'last photo as a four year old' picture...

P.S. Oh... more nonsense, while I still remember: another classic "George Bushism" was added to the growing collection yesterday. Listen to it here (48kB MP3)

Posted by james at August 6, 2004 6:57 PM

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