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Monday, September 19, 2011

Monday 19th September 2011

“It sounded like a gun going off. OK maybe a starting pistol. Didn’t expect it in the kitchen, certainly.”

Vesna McMaster, eyewitness account of the Great Microwave Eggsplosion, 2011.

Q: What turns from pure white to furry yellow in 0.05 seconds?
A: A microwave on high with an egg in it.

You get the picture. Luckily it didn’t take too long to tidy up.

Just dashing past with a lightening post because LOADS has been happening and I’ve been remiss as Nero during conflagrations in the posting-and-keeping-updated department,  but a few points of recent interest are (in no particular order):

  1. Lara has lost her 6th tooth, the bottom left, and is now masticating almost exclusively on gum-power,

  1. As of Saturday she graduated on her swimming lesson from ‘beginners’ to ‘shrimps’ having full one-hour lessons, half in the big pool and half in the little (she’s also got her 6m freestyle proficiency certificate, which came with a free lolly on Saturday and she was well chuffed),

  1. We’ve had an offer accepted on 23 Hatfield Street, so it’s possible that we won’t be homeless in the near future. It’s not actually on the market at the moment but it was earlier with another agent, so you can see it here.

I’ve got photos and videos galore from all sorts of excursions, and the holidays are fast coming down upon us so no doubt there’ll be more but at the moment…. ‘that’s all, folks!’


  1. Congratulations are in order on many accounts, so here they come, with warm hugs and hearty cheers!
    Looked at the house again, and concluded you'd have plenty of good times in the bright spaces - also reason that the steps behind the house probably led to Lara's school, which seems fantastically convenient.
    Lots of love to all, and looking forward to those pics and videos!

  2. I loved Lara's "I'm a shrimp and all the rest of my class are ducks". She talked a lot too, very encouraging. As seen on Skype I would find it hard to distinguish her snail from her dog. Have just printed the boarding passes for Friday, so hope to talk to you from chez camel.
    Lots of love to you all,