Sunday, 22 November 2009


Harry and Charlie are spending a few days enjoying the company of their god-father who is visiting from the US for a few days.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Walk in the country

We all went for a walk today, not that we all felt up to it. Anyway we had a great time until the rain came down.

Harry's quote of the day
Q: Why are the trees over there green not brown [pointing to trees in the next valley] like the trees over here?
A: It's not Autumn over there!

Charlie's quote of the day
Mummy, mummy, mummy ..
-- Interuption ---
Mummy, Daddy, did you ...
-- Interuption --
Daddy, what did ...
-- Interuption --
I don't know what I am saying now

Jasper enjoying everything as ever.

Friday, 20 November 2009

Cat in the Hat

Harry had a 'dress up as your favourite book character' today. Last year it was The Sea Monster. This year Harry has enjoyed reading 'The Cat in the Hat' Dr Seuss.

On top of everything he was ill at the beginning of the week with a temperature and seems to have picked up a cold now. He is being brave.

Monday, 16 November 2009


Harry, Charlie and Mum in Brill just as the sun was setting

If you want to know more about Brill go here;

Kanye and Charlie AUTO TUNED! - Harry and Charlie's reaction

We love it.

Any YouTube title with an exclamation mark is great anyway :)

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

London Science Museum

Harry and now Charlie love the Science Museum in London (Jasper was loving the water play area in the basement) . During half term we spent the day there. We also went to the IMAX to see the 3D film about three flies going to space 'Fly me to the Moon'. Unfortunately somehow I messed up and we ended up being in the earlier showing of Deep Sea 3D which Charlie found a bit scary. After five minutes he spent the time with his head burrowed away on my chest. Luckily the staff were very good and let us stay for the correct showing. I don't think we spent enough time in Launchpad for Harry but the Pattern Pod went down very well this visit.

The bubble show was good. Harry managed to get himself put in a very big bubble and I managed to take a photo just at the right time.

At least the boys kept the other tube passengers entertained who with the exception of a couple who kept staring straight on were all laughing at the boys antics

I guess we are just lucky that the boys are not recognised (very often)

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Covent Garden Photo

To the people who tried to covertly take a photo of the boys in Covent Garden on Sunday.

Had you asked I am sure we would have let you take a proper one.

I was taking the boys to the Lion King in case you were interested.

Confusion this week

Apologies for anyone coming to our pages over the last couple of days. Due to a rather juvenile (funny how when you misspell Juvenile the spell checker suggests Journalist) article in a paper I was rather upset at how a sad individual could corrupt an otherwise honest and innocent story. I decided to take my videos down until I had all the relevant facts. I should also say they originally Google had been identified as supplying un-truths, however it turned out to be all the creations of the writer.

This is why we disappeared from YouTube search and the honours lists. It was all of my doing not Google's

Anyway to sum up. A writer wrote a story and poured in all their self loathing and cynicism of the world (which he also did with me on the phone behind an awkward chuckle). On top of that, he lied and reported on sensitive information about my children. Maybe I am going over the top a little here as actually if you read the article as a non-important page filler you would perhaps not see the same things in it I see and you might even think it was positive. However if you know the story as intimately as I do and had been involved with the writer on the phone you would understand that actually he subtly (I think I could be accused of saying the writer was clever by being subtle but every subtle point was simply a twisting of the truth) reinforced the position he had taken before he decided to write the story which was then reinforced through the article. However he needed to finish with something stronger, which he didn't have, so he lied.

I suppose for the rest of us having your boss correct your story the next day publicly would be embarrassment enough but I expect he would give as much concern to it as he does every time he makes up a story.

I shall not name the paper or the person involved as quite frankly I am sure they would get a kick out of it. In addition the paper says they are investigating it.

Needless to say it has been the only story where someone posing as a journalist has tried to distort and corrupt the facts as completely anywhere in the world to my knowledge.

I shall follow up this post in the not too distant future with more details to why this was important to me.

The article in question was NOT;
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thanks Stephen
Happy to add any others links if anyone is unsure, but it was a UK publication.