March 11, 2009

'Good cause' time once more!

Dunno if anyone still bothers with this blog. Judging by the amount of posts by my fellow-bloggers on the right, maybe no-one else does.

Anyway, just to point you towards two very good causes for which friends of mine are raising money:

On 21st March, Claire Brine is doing a charity skydive to raise funds for kidney cancer, the disease from which her Dad, Paul, died in 2001.

Similarly, some of my friends from Chelmsford SA are off to Zambia, to the Chikankata Hospital and School run by the Salvation Army, in April, to work alongside Richard and Heidie Bradbury.

Please give what you can!

February 13, 2009

Say 'cheese'...

Meet Hillock, due late August. Scan taken at 12 weeks on Tuesday.

Father-to-be elated, mother-to-be feeling very sick and very tired for the last few weeks, hoping it will pass very soon.

February 02, 2009

What is it about snow that turns us into kids?

I woke up this morning, looked out of the bedroom window, and saw the following:

Then I went to look out the front window and saw this:
So I went back to bed, reset the alarm and phoned in to say I was working from home (in fairness, the boss had advised us all to do just that in the event of bad weather when we spoke on Friday).
So we're both working from home today - me downstairs on the PC, her upstairs on the laptop. But everything within me is desperate to stuff work, head for the field in the first picture and have a snowball fight!
In other news, there is a major blog post on the way... in the next couple of weeks or so. Just wait, it'll be worth it!

December 16, 2008

Part of the reason we moved...

Sorry, I know it's been absolutely ages since I blogged, yet again. In my defence, despite getting the heating sorted in the house the clean-up has taken much longer than expected.

Suffice it to say I'm looking forward to a rest at Christmas, as well as all the festivities.

Anyway, to placate you in the meantime, here's a picture I took last week just a few steps down the road from our house. As the title says, the privilege of witnessing scenes like this on a winter's morning is part of the reason we moved.

Happy Christmas!

October 31, 2008

The blog is dead, long live... doing nothing?

So I updated my blog roll... now I notice that Matt Leeder's teased us with a blog post once more... while Ed, who I only added after he complained last time that he hadn't been added, hasn't blogged anew, and Glyn has done exactly what I said he would do, and not blogged now it's been 'made awesome' to use his words.

In the meantime, I recommend you go, gasp and be amazed by the artistic talent of the youngest (and most talented!) member of the Harries clan, Dan, by clicking here...

However, I wanna know something. While the Meisterwerk from myself is still in the making (the work's nearly finished, about a week or so away now), where the flipping heck has everyone else gone?

October 10, 2008

To those of you who follow this blog...

This one is for those of you who follow this blog... well, when I say 'follow', I kinda actually mean read and comment, if only to say, for the umpteenth time, either on this or their own blogs, that I haven't blogged in ages.

I am aware of this. There's no particular reason why apart from the fact that I'm right in the middle of loads and loads of work on my house, so I don't really have time to blog when I'm at home, and when I'm not working, I just can't be bothered (and really don't think you'd be that interested) to tell you what I've been doing that particular time.

So, to summarise, I've made a few changes to my blog roll.

Off go Gary and Matt L, who seem to have stopped blogging (in Matt's case some time ago!), and Rich, who not only stopped blogging but has removed his blog from the interweb, for reasons he didn't quite get round to explaining last time I saw him, on comes Anna, whom I've recently become friends with, if only because we needed someone who actually wanted to help us paint our house and I needed someone to complain to about Swiss-German (the bane of my working life, not that most of you would be particularly interested in that!).

Glyn is nearing the end of his month-long blog-a-thon. Now, I don't wish to be (any more) cynical (than I already am) but I have a feeling once Glyn's finished his month of bloggage and has had his blog re-designed... he'll stop blogging again.

Katie has been blogging sporadically, mostly in an attempt to waste time instead of doing something more useful instead... like helping me paint my house... ;)

John, meanwhile, who's spending the next while in the Faroes, appears to have become Australian. Seriously, John, pack it in.

Matt W continues to keep us updated about his showbiz life, and finally I've added Tim, who I've been planning to add for ages, but who now appears to have gone into a blog hibernation the likes of which would even embarrass me.

So, for those of you who actually want to know what I've been up to, I promise, I promise I will post soon... well, just as soon as we actually have heating and hot water back in the house...

P.S. - In no way doing this 'cos he commented and complained that he hadn't been added to the blog roll, but I've now added Ed. He can consider himself lucky after his behaviour in 1995, frankly... ;)

September 12, 2008

And it's been ages again...

Been busy, been to Summer School, been on holiday, been saddened, been back to work, been amused by this video I've added on the right:

Sorry if that doesn't count as a post, but enjoy anyway!