Here are pink piggy and chicky cupcakes I made for Sylvia’s nursery fireworks cake sale tomorrow. Yes I’m showing them off because they took hours and I am proud of them! Handily I managed to use up some of the icing from S’s birthday cake. And marshmallows that have been lurking in cupboard for … […]
Sylvia is quite possibly the only combined doctor/ballerina in the country. Her specialism is ‘getting babies out’ involving some rather rudimentary surgery using a wooden spatula and pair of tweezers.
The three of us set out for Kew Gardens today, a short walk up to Caledonian Rd station then round the North London Line to Kew. It was a classic autumnal day, damp but bright, bit chilly but warm when the sun came out. The colours were good, chestnuts aplenty (I brought a pocketful home) […]
The other day Sylvia found a bug on the window, we picked it up and had a good look. She was fascinated by it. It was a big brute, bigger than any bug (Heteroptera) I’ve seen in UK, the usual being the green shield bugs. Anyway, we took a few pics and thought no more […]
I just worked out how to get my blog posts automatically feeding my facebook account … easy with this plugin for wp.
time flies, almost a year since the last post … oops. must try harder. the site is back with a new theme (based on fervens-c) and new purpose, still documenting the lives of me and my ‘family’ but also now serving as my online business card.
We had a bit of fun this weekend at Beningborough Hall in Yorkshire where they have some virtual portrait software. Here are three lovely 18th century renderings of us.
As the Genesis song goes … on Willows Farm one should look out for butterflies, flutterbyes and gutterflies. Well, we didn’t see any of them but we did see 100’s (literally) of guinea pigs, lots of hungry sheep, two salivating reindeer, two cheeky ferrets, grumpy goats, recumbent cows and a maize maze. All this excitement […]
Sylvia is always making us giggle. Just now she managed to get her fingers into a funny tangle and I got a bit on video. Also, some footage of yoghurt eating, always funny how she opens her mouth so wide and enthusiastically! Can someone tell me why she can say ‘yo-yo’ but not ‘yoghurt’? Just […]
Having re-discovered my camera (I’d hidden it before going on holiday and then couldn’t find it again for ages) we went out for a little walk in the neighbourhood yesterday, Sylvia with her walk-along doggy. Got some nice shots around the streets of Bloomsbury and in the park, where we go most weekends we are […]