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Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Busy weekend!

Another weekend catch-up blog entry.. although to be honest, it wasn't much of a liberating one. On Saturday, I had agreed to a day at work, preparing and then restoring servers either side of some safety testing in an apparatus room. It turned out to be a bit of a race against time, with a twelve-hour shift followed by an hour and a half when I arrived home; Sunday was spent sporadically checking in with work, since there were some issues with both the database and data servers... I'm just thankful they didn't try to do the other apps room, since it could have been catastrophic! All-in-all, though, it was quite a stressful time.

I had much of Sunday with the family, though, and how could I resist a romp around the garden, while the sun shone? We watered the plants, and did a little weeding, although on review, this year's vegetable yield is looking really poor so far, since we managed to do the sowing before the last cold stretch of the winter. But given a temperate weekend, I'm sure we'll turn the earth over, and put some more seeds down. Yet again, the sunflowers have gone completely wrong; maybe we'll have to plant them somewhere else, snce there were so many weeds still around from when the bird feeder was there.

Lenni had fun with some improvised parachutes - we built a filing cabinet for Beth's coursework before lunch, and had plenty of plastic bags left over . Chris found some flowerpots that he put in a pyramid, and tried to knock down. Who needs telly or computers?

I ought to mention Sunday morning, though.. Chris called me into the church hall, to show me something. It was definitely a 'proud parent' moment, as he demonstrated his new-found capability, and rode his bike from one end of the hall to the other. He'd clearly been quietly practising, and - along with his gradually improving 'scoots' home from school, gave him the skill he needed to provide such a rewarding revelation. I'm sure it won't be too long before Lenni follows in his tyre tracks.. and then? The world is our cycle path!

But now, the week's begun again; I tried, yesterday, to do some musical work in the studio yesterday, but didn't get a huge amount done; when I don't feel too creative, I busied myself with 'sorting things out' - doing some cleaning in the kitchen, replacing the appalling SCART splitter I bought from a pound shop that's been connecting the PVR to the Neuros OSD and the TV (sounds like a lot of three-letter acronyms, doesn't it?) oh, and other things that I can't recall.

To make the week seem a little brighter, here are some picture and video highlights from the fun part of the weekend!

Chris playing 'demolish the pots'Lenni letting looose a parachute

Posted by james at May 13, 2008 8:16 PM

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