Monday, 28 September 2009

Filming for TV

Whenever someone contacts us regarding the boys clip we need to sign a contract saying we will not talk about the particular show/news story/newspaper article so the pictures have also been smudged a little to hide any logos and crew.

I guess we will never get over the novelty that people are actually that interested in the boys and the story of the clip that they want to come and talk to us and film. I also think that is a good thing.

I thought I would share with you a couple of pictures showing what it is like.

It is amazing how long the setup takes and how much of an intrusioin into our lives the whole process is. I am not complaining about that, it is just the way it works out. Luckily the people who come to see us are always lovely to work with and we all enjoy it, this time around they were jumping oin the trampoline with the boys and throwing freebies in the back garden . I probably would not say that if it happened too often, but that is another reason I turn down more than we do.

One of the best things about it is we get some lovely footage of the boys, taken with professional kit and people which will be with us forever.

You probably did spot it but the in case you didn't the chair the boys are in is the THE Chair they are in for the original clip.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

e.coli and camping

I suppose regular bloggers set aside time to blog. Whereas when we get the opportunity to sit down and relax the last thing we think about is writing up 'interesting' things we have been doing.

The last month has been a roller-coaster of illness and last few weeks of summer holidays, not to mention a few other things. Harry and a few friends visited the farm which was at the centre of the e.coli outbreak in the UK.

Of course when he became ill we were unaware of the seriousness of the situation as nothing had been reported and initially the symptoms for us were pretty much the same as any tummy bug. On top of that Charlie and Jasper became ill as well. The long and the short of it was that by the time they were all tested none of them still had e.coli in their systems and may never have had it but they were all a lot better in themselves. We are sure Harry did have it.

It is such a shame that we are all now going to overreact about petting farms and most will probably close because the children love them. If only the government had acted quicker and taken decisive action we would not have the extremes that are now going on in the press and general opinion.

One weekend (while Harry was still being sick although we did not know it until bed time) we went camping quite localy to where we live. Having a 'what's that noise' Charlie sleeping one side and a very recently sick Harry the other was not a position I would have willingly put myself into out of choice. However the night passed peacefully, the boys had a great time climbing, flying kites, playing, swinging, running etc.

Jasper and mummy were very sensible and stayed at home

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Charlie Bit Me - Driving Jasper

Sorry for not adding any updates for a while. We are simply all busy as a family