Sunday, February 28, 2010

Merry Christmas!





Somewhat later than planned the Martins and McNabbs have managed to have a Christmas weekend (the parents anyway, none of the young could make it this time).

We had a great weekend.

There was much laughter, wine and playing on the Wii, which caused much of the laughter.

Brian was very good at being a flying chicken and leading a marching band, I was surprisingly good at frisbee golf and ten pin bowling (both of which I am rubbish at in real life). It was great fun.

We went to Cambridge and to the Fitzwilliam Museum which had an exhibition of Japanese netsuke which are fantastic, so incredibly detailed and so tiny.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netsuke

Here is a Wikipedia article on them.

On the way home we stopped at Kate and Carl's new house. They are near Reading now, in a modern semi which is very pleasant, and right on the edge of the countryside. While sitting having lunch we saw a heron fly past, then a kite, and goldcrests outside. Looks like it will be a good place for birdwatching.

3 comments:

Boo and Trev said...

An excellent weekend. Went to the bottle bank on the way to work and I'm not surprised that Brian and I had a heated debate on Saturday!

Helen said...

I have no recollection of brushing my teeth on Friday night but as my toothbrush was in the bathroom on the Saturday I must have done it on autopilot

katemcnabb said...

Piss heads the lot of you, shocking behaviour :)