Friday, December 08, 2006

Lucy the sheep

Lucy had her nativity today. We both took the afternoon off work to go and see her being a sheep. Very important role. We turned up at St James church about 45 minutes early to make sure we got seats!

She was fantastic. But we couldn't take photos because its not allowed anymore. She dressed up again at home though - and here she is.

Santa and The Jumping Bean

We had good fun at Paultons last Sunday. We took all our waterproofs in case of torrential rain but it was a lovely day in the end. We went on all the rides - Lucy is just tall enough to get onto the Cobra (rollercoaster) and the big "Jumping Bean" ride. AND she didn't cry at Santa this year :)

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Pink Witch

Fireworks and halloween in our garden

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Great South Run - Pain

OK - so my knees gave way at 7 miles. now i've got blisters! Otherwise fun!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Emsworth Food Festival

Went to Emsworth Food Festival a couple of weeks ago - Lucy got dressed up as a pirte - this is her:

Friday, September 15, 2006

Tiger and Sweep

Sweep has a new friend - This is Tiger.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

New Kitty

Sod babies - we're getting a kitty

Monday, August 14, 2006

No Stabilisers

Lucy can ride her bike without stabilisers...

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Bike Theory Test

Just passed my bike theory test. Wahey.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Red Baron and Sports Relief

The Red Baron (new scooter) arrived yesterday. Took it for a test drive today - its VERY pretty.

The 3 of us went off to Southamton today to do the Sports Relief mile - its was great fun - Lucy really enjoyed it - AND she ran most of it - honestly. She's only 4. What a star. She did finish it on her daddy's shoulders though!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Camping & CBTs

Last weekend we took the new tent to Osmington campsite - great site. £16 a night pitch - AND has a nice open air swimming pool.

Yesterday it was my CBT - spent all day driving round portsmouth on a little 50cc scooter. FANTASTIC. Need my new scooter NOW.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Selling my car :(

Poor old Rosie is up for sale.

Eddie ordered my new scooter yesterday - gotta make space!!

Friday, June 30, 2006

Great South Run

I've got a place on the Great South Run. 10 Miles - 22 October 2006.


Go on - Please!!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006


Doing my CBT on 9th July and buying a red scooter!!

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Great Women's Run

Just done the Great Women's Run in Sunderland. Nasty weather but great run - got another medal :D

Did it in around 59 mins (10 km) - not bad and not brill!!

Monday, June 12, 2006

Marwell, Krazy Kaves and Scrapheap Challenge

Well - so we had a really hectic weekend. Marwell on Friday, Lucy's Birthday Party on Saturday then Beaulieu on Sunday to watch the filming of Scrapheap Challenge

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Saturday, June 10, 2006

Toys R Us R shite

Day after Lucy's birthday today. In the garden pumping up her paddling pool - part of £50 worth of stuff bought for her birthday from Toys R Us in Portsmouth. Water just got past the first ring and started gushing out the sides. Phoned up Toys R us - asking what they recommend - there answer is "fuck all - can't do anything without a receipt". Got passed onto the the Manager who seemingly was stupid enough not to appreciate that a credit card proof of purchase would do.


Anyway. Phoned their customer services and no-one picks up the phone. SO need to rant somewhere.

TOYS R US are a steaming great pile of useless, moronic, wankers.

Especially the Manager at Portsmouth.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Purbrook Ladies 5

Hmmmm - Signed up to the Purbrook ladies 5 miles next sunday! Busy week - Lucy's birthday on Friday - we're planning on the Zoo - then her party on Saturday. Still need to buy half her presents and birthday cake.

Race For Life - dunnit

Did the Race For Life this morning. It was good fun - got a medal - took about 25mins to do 5k.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Green Butterflies

Portsmouth Fun Day in Victoria Park today. Waited in very long queue for Lucy to get heer face her painted...

Monday, May 29, 2006

25:11:00 Today

Woohooo??? No - running a shorter circuit.

Half term so boules at Staunton too. We got rained on and hid under a climbing frame.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

one week left

one week left til Race For Life. what fun :)

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Monday, May 15, 2006


36 minutes yesterday and today.

Considering selling house. Getting it valued tomorrow and viewing another one in the afternoon.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

New Forest

We've just been to the New Forest for the night - this is photo of both of us at the hotel - very nice. fancied a sophisticated night away after the joys of Butlins a couple of weeks ago. Stayed in The Burley Inn. Not bad - would go back - £80 for a king size room and they put up a bed for Lucy with us too. Went for a walk and got lost - Lucy was not so amused....

Burley Inn

Anyway - run time yesterday morning - 33mins 18 secs again - not been yet today...

Thursday, May 11, 2006


So I've got the 5km Race for Life in Portsmouth in June, then 10k in Sunderland, Sports Relief in Southampton and 5km in Hyde Park. What fun.

Training is not bad. I enjoy it. Thought I'd start recording my times. My circuit is 4 miles - including a nice stretch along the sea front.

Yesterday 33mins 13secs
Today 33mins 18 secs

Previously I've been doing it in around 36 mins.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

May Bank Holiday

Butlins at Minehead. That was an experience. Lucy enjoyed it though - lots of swimming pools and fun fair rides.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006


Lucy on the trampolines at Gunwharf over the Easter holidays

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Still Easter

Week on - still doing well. My Ma & Pa visited at the weekend - we visited Chichester together and Portsmouth Natural History Museum (aka the butterfly museum - no butterflies til May though). This weeke - well we Krazy Kaved on Monday and Wacky Warehoused on Tuesday - think its the Pyramids today.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006


woooHOOOOOOOO - SEO-Sage is now a PR 4 AND I've got a Google Analytics account

For non nerds - well its Easter hols now - so We've done Dinomites at the local museum, We've done Matalan and bought Lucy's summer wardrobe, we've done Stauton Farm and Waterlooville swimming pool. We've done the train, the shipyard and soft play at Jolly Jack Tars.... We're only on Wednesday of a 2 week holiday - I think we're doing well :)

Weathers lovely.

Washing machine is knackered.

What else - well we have a new carpet. This does not fit with Lucy playing with poster paints in the kitchen right this instant - oh dear.

Mum & Dad visiting tomorrow.

Running going well - can run 30 mins without hassle.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

SEO Friendly Static Text Link Directory


I've been working on my very own SEO Friendly Static Text Link Directory. I have one up and running - sort of - at It is in ASP on windows IIS which is hard to get hold of free scripts for SO - if you're here because you're interested in running free ASP directory scripts on your server - send me an email at and I'll get it to you.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

race for life

Just signed up for the "race for life" - what an idiot

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Going on holiday

Woo hoo. We're off on holiday soon.

Lucy is learning to speak french. Sort of. "bleugh bleugh bleugh" - does that count?

Friday, February 17, 2006

Caves, dinosaurs, fish, theme parks and Adwords

End of half term week - we have been having MUCH fun - Tuesday we went to Krazy Kaves and played in the soft play. Wednesday we went to the butterfly musem then to the city museum to make a dinosaur hat. Thursday to the sea life centre and Friday just got back from Paulton's park for a mate's girls birthday. More birthday party tomorrow.

AND AND AND - I've just won some work for my fantastic new business so celebrating tonight!

Wednesday, February 01, 2006


Well look at me - i've started my new business :D

Other than that - well we spent most of January being ill. Mostly better now. Ed has bought himself a honda and is riding his bike to work. Erm. No that's it!

Friday, January 06, 2006

Xmas and New Year

Oooooooooooo. Mostly a sick one. Stayed with friends at Xmas. Fell off the wagon for the festive season - we all drank too much - except Lucy obviously. Played Eye toy games and went to bed at 3am. None of us were very human xmas day though our hosts very remarkably managed to cook.

Ed then got sick for the next two days and spent those in bed. By new year he'd recovered and we managed to stay up til midnight watching "Wedding Crashers" and "40 year old virgin". New Years day - both of us pretty ok but then the in laws arrived - we did a big present thing then set about the alcohol again and that wrote me off the next day all over again - but this time I'd got a cold with it - spent the next two days in bed. Spent the last 3 days staggereing around trying to be human - but been in bed by 8pm every night.

Anyway - it WAS a good festive season - but just a bit of a sick one!