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We’re in’t paper!

We’re in’t paper!

Following on from my last blog – we’re now in Dublin. We had to drive through the city centre at rush hour, but because of the beautiful sunset which accompanied us, everything was AOK. We’re now trenched at ‘Irish Grandad’s’ and I’ve got a tin of Smethwicks on the go and we’re watching Allo Allo. Nice. I’ve brought over a… Read more →

Ship to shore

Ship to shore

Well this is a first. I’m blogging from a ship. The Irish Ferries ship Ulysses to be specific. The largest passenger ferry (Jeremy Clarkson voice) in the world. We’re on our way to Dublin for Easter where the main event is to introduce new baby to our relatives over there. We’re all going (even the dog) and we’re all very… Read more →

RIP Misty

RIP Misty

We just had to say farewell to our Misty, a 13+ year old Persian cat. Above is her last ever photo, snapped this morning before we took her to the vet. She was such a poppet but unfortunately her health was in rapid decline and we didn’t want her to suffer. I’ll spare you the detail – she was starting… Read more →

Adventure box

Adventure box

I’ve discovered that buying a second hand roof box is an incredibly complicated thing to do. I had to learn so much about said items that if there was a degree course, I think I could walk away with First Class Honors. My dissertation would focus on how to extrapolate information curtailing to the dimensions, fittings and fixtures of the… Read more →

We changed our names today

We changed our names today

Today we registered the birth of our latest edition – Annie Maureen Watson-Power to give her, her full title. The Watson-Power is a coupling of both Eirene (my wife, Annie’s mother) and my surnames. I was a Watson, Eirene a Power. Our offspringlings; Felix – he’s a Power, Jaygo is a Watson-Power as is Sophie. This multiple named yet blood… Read more →

Pubs reinventing themselves

Pubs reinventing themselves

Ended up in “The Den” in Harrogate town centre last night. We were en route to The Blues but never made it quite that far – I bumped into a friend who said there were a load of people I knew at The Den. A pub that’s re invented itself recently. Twice; going from Crabtrees, to Vanilla, now The Den…. Read more →

Photograph tastic

Photograph tastic

This photo of us being photographed was taken by Henry (who’s up north to take part in a ultra marathon race tomorrow).  The local news paper heard about our recent birth experience and as a result, we’ve been interviewed and photographed – we might be in next Thursday’s Harrogate Advertiser. Other significant happenings today – I got some new glasses… Read more →

Designer Glasses

Designer Glasses

A pet hate of mine is the phrase ‘designer glasses’ (see also ‘designer sunglasses’ and ‘designer frames’ – heck, I’m going to throw ‘designer outlet’ and ‘designer clothes’ in there as well for good measure). This phrase can only be there to serve as a differentiator, to a type of glasses that are not designer glasses. This is the bit… Read more →