Thursday, 5 May 2011

Balgownie Bridge

One of the bits of Aberdeen that reminds me of Durham.

She salutes

Most awesome birthday/thesis submitting cake - the Spider Queen Goddess of the Underworld! Nice one, Lizzie!

Deer hunting

On a walk to the woods where we found deer! (Not donkeys, despite what someone may have thought.)

Tuesday, 26 April 2011


Why I have been rubbish at remembering to take and upload photos for the past couple of weeks....

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

St. Machar's Cathedral
Vanilla Fudge Cafe hot chocolates!
I swear I didn't do this. I could have, though.
He wanted to wear my hat to go to bed, but decided at the last minute that actually to do so would be silly.

Friday, 25 March 2011

Empty folder in our office building....says it all.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Earthquake relief

Care package for Christchurch-based cousin, who got a bang on the head in the earthquake, and sent news of a chocolate shortage in the aftermath....

Khyber Pass night!

Celebrating good thesis news all round (and missing Amie...)
Trips to the park are exhausting.
Playing in the garden, because finally we can without freezing to death.

Wet cow

Poor moo hat got caught in the rain.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Not everyone gets to use award-winning toilets at work. I'm honoured.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Happy Sleeper

So content for Mummy and Daddy to leave, Naomi was smiling in her sleep :)


An indication of the kind of people admitted to Christ Church. I guess if you've always had servants to do these things for you, how would you know?

The High Table Experience

There was no way I was going to choose one photo from Monday evening's trip to Christ Church, so...

Lewis Carol's rabbit that we poddled up to the Harry Potter dining room:

Sadly, Trevor the butler would have told me off had I taken pictures during dinner, so there are none :(

Selection of drinks in the SCR afterwards. All have to be signed off on the sheet, including the Robinson's orange squash:

Somewhat atypical Oxford academics chatting in the SCR. I told them to look like they were having an intelligent conversation:

Sunday, 6 March 2011


EasyJet - orange check-in, orange planes, orange staff

Fun in the den

Take three chairs, one blanket, put two boys inside, and that's us sorted for an hour.

First bus adventure #2

Well done number 19 bus, taking me to Peterculter.


Eat the noodles, smear the noodles on your face, apply cheerios, and smile :)

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Friday, 25 February 2011

Playground outing

First time we went to the playground since Ewan started walking, and it was sooo much more fun!!!

Dying Oasis

All of the shop packed and ready to be shipped to Leeds, and the staff breathe a sigh of relief!

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Clearing out the shop, found antique first aid kit, with bandages dated May 1982. Good thing none of us hurt ourselves, I guess!
Special delivery from Americaland! Thanks, Aleithia!

Monday, 21 February 2011

Freedom from the thesis means reading for pleasure may become possible. Cue Lizzie and her pile of books she's been saving for this very moment!

The thesis draft, all printed out and ready to go.

Friday, 18 February 2011

Duncan, big puttle, horse comes to say "herro".
Stride pack from the (three hour long) Latin Link interview that exhausted me sufficiently that this is Tuesday and Wednesday's post. Didn't wake up till Thursday.

Office Monday

What I surround myself with in the office

Monday, 14 February 2011

Drive drive drive

There are few things that make me (and Joe) happier than getting on a double decker bus and finding the front seats free so we can pretend we're driving the bus.

Tanja's 30th!

Tanja turned 30 on Friday, which makes her much older than me.

Job searching/begging

Went into a gazillion shops on Friday with the same request, "Do you have any jobs going?" Managed to offload only two of the ten CVs I had taken with me...

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

The end

This was the letter waiting for me when I got home, confirming the closure of the shop and the end of all our jobs.

Christian cheese

I love these little guys who live in our shop :o)

Monday, 7 February 2011

Book time

Today we went to the library ("bi-bray, Wiz, get new books"), and we enjoyed our book and apple time when we got home ("read it, Wiz, read it pirates book").

Brownies Sunday

More yum!

Gatecrasher Saturday


Friday, 4 February 2011

Catching up - Thursday

The application I sent off today, and the main reason for the keeping of the photo blog for the year.

Catching up - Wednesday

Slightly cheating, as I didn't take this, but he (and his twin brother) would have been around for me to play with last week if they hadn't got poorly and if the RSPCA had been a bit more efficient!