Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 190,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about … Continue reading

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Reflections on Christmas

Although I’m basically of the ‘bah humbug’ persuasion, a lot of good things have happened this Christmas in UK. My mother on Christmas morning, sharing her kitchen with a pair of American lesbians, nattering away nineteen to the dozen and, … Continue reading

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The Sporting Tradition

Boxing Day (Dec 26) in UK means sport – typically (illegal) fox hunting and football. For us, in the morning, a nostalgic trip to my old school gym with my old PE teacher Steven – all of our performing group … Continue reading

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Nadolig Llawen

As we’re headed for Wales immediately after Boxing Day, I put the Welsh in the title. Frohe Weihnachten Joyeux Noël Merry Christmas Prettige Kerstdagen Feliz Navidad Buon Natale Glaedelig Jul QISmaS DatIvjaj Ná merye i turuhalmeri Natale hilare et Annum … Continue reading

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Gosh! We’re in ‘Waterworld’

So. We all survived the apocalypse ‘predicted’ by the end of Mayan calendar. I must confess, I feel a slight twinge of disappointment! It would have been interesting… no, maybe not. I didn’t really expect the earth to disappear beneath … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Now!

At 6.30pm EST this evening, we shall be in an aircraft somewhere over Virginia headed for Philadelphia and our connection to London. Ethan and Jack, with Ethan’s parents, will also be airborne, headed for Toronto and probably over a Great Lake. … Continue reading

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Slings and Arrows

Its about 3 in the morning right now but we’re on a ‘high’ after celebrating with our Man.Power colleagues following the successful show rehearsal. Chris and Billy’s dad kindly took Leo and Jaymee for a sleepover so that we could, … Continue reading

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Final Rehearsal

Just waiting for Leo and Jaymee to get back from school before we have a final (private) rehearsal of our ‘family fakir and acrobatic’ show which we are taking to UK over the holiday period. That’s ‘family’ as in Dave … Continue reading

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First Steps in Phys Ed (UK)

Recent sad events in CN set us thinking about our own ‘elementary school’ days. More specifically, about our first introduction to a ‘proper’ gym in the first days of my English High School. Age 11. Of course, I did not … Continue reading

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Newtown CN

We live in a crazy country. Dave and I have been thinking, all day, ‘What if it had been Jaymee and Leo?’ Why, oh why, cannot people see sense about gun control? Apparently this guy had his mother’s guns… and … Continue reading

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