Tuesday, May 29, 2007

OK - (embarassed tone) - what was the book AGAIN?

spending more time in galleries than reading lately really - ha ha ha - but I DO read fast so there is still hope ;-)

When is the book review?

This is a boring one without pictures - but when are we supposed to have read the book by? Is it June or July? I now have a copy and need to know my deadline.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Beach day in Spain

Went to the beach today, the girls had a blast...JC in Poland is going to be coming down and visiting us briefly in June with the boys...so we had to try it out and see if the beach is as much fun as we remembered:

Yup, it was, even if wimpy Mom didn't go in...

I don't think we'll let the boys climb up this one... The girls asked why there wasn't anything so cool in N America...can you say LAWSUIT???

They had a pretty good time though.

Monday, May 07, 2007

University life

Here is a taste of life from Erin from University :

"On the walk back from the City Centre to Campus, we went past the an accomodation block, and Eli pointed to a tree outside one of the flats and said "look at those knickers, theyve been there for ages", I looked at them having not noticed them before, hanging on a tree, even though i walk past it almost every day... and found they were MY knickers!!!! just that morning I'd noticed that they weren't in my room, and somehow they've ended up on a tree!"!! My only guess is thatI must have left them in the laundrette and someone decided to hang them on a tree. I wanted to go retreive them as I've only worn them once and they're new(obviously I'd wash them first) but Mike "(boyfriend)" forbade me. We have started a faceboook group to try and find the culprit!! "

Since then the knickers have been taken down or fallen down as they were on the floor this morning

Saturday, May 05, 2007

A Famous Victory

Well nobody has posted for a while so I have decided to relate a moment of triumph I had last weekend. As you probably know Cambridge is an ancient seat of learning full of clever clogs with unusual facial hair (and that's just the women! ho!ho!) Once a year they have a book festival which ends in a literary quiz. So mybook group, including me, entered. A quiz without a sports round? Bliss! It was packed and we managed to come joint first with two other teams! Clever us! Anyway there was a tie breaker and it was here that we blew our chances. Just before the tie breaker the organizer of the quiz gave a speech. It was then that Judy's (one of our team) hand bag started making a loud noise. It was her rape alarm which had decided to go off of it's own accord! She took it out of the bag to stop it and of course it got louder and she couldn't stop it. She went into the porch with it, thinking she had stopped it and came in again and it went off again. Eventually she did stop it. It was absolutely hilarious. Our jaws were aching with laughter. Anyway after that we came third! (no coincidence). As it happened the prize was to choose a book donated by authors who had appeared at the festival. First place gets first choice etc. But as it happens the book I went for I would have chosen even if we had have come first.
Meanwhile Trev too is having famous victories. His bridge team are in an intercounty competion and he has now got to the stage where he might play international players next!
All exciting stuff.