Another year, another beautiful tree with lots of presents. Happy Christmas!
Charlie holds a copy of his GCSE results, which were absolutely brilliant! 8A*s, 2As and a bonus C in Astronomy. We are so proud of how he coped with a heavy load of exams and produced such great results!
Just after our blue tits fledged at the beginning of June, we noticed two house sparrows had built a nest in the eaves at the front of our house. Soon we were hearing the noisy chicks calling for their parents and now they have fledged we often see them being fed in our garden.
Charlie ready to leave for school on the last day he will ever have to wear a school uniform, and 12 years ago on his first day of wearing one.
For the first time since we put it up several years ago, we have a pair of blue tits using our nesting box this spring. We have been monitoring it since we noticed they’d taken an interest in it around February. Watched them building a nest and generally going in and out. A few days ago the eggs hatched and they have been going in and out constantly with little green catepillars and whatever else they can find to keep them fed. It makes for compuslive viewing!
We made our 16th annual trip to our favourite bluebell woods today. The bluebells were beautiful, one of the better years for them. Not sure how many more years we’ll be able to get Charlie to agree to come and stand in the same spot though!
Charlie’s looking very focused at the plate during his team’s latest game. The Rays thrashed the arch-rival A’s 29-12 and are now undefeated after three games. So far Charlie’s first year in Bronco/Pony baseball is going very well. Keep it up, buddy!
It was a warm, sunny bank holiday Monday so it seemed the perfect time to make our annual visit to the bluebell woods. We’ve had such a late spring we weren’t sure they would be up yet, but they were as beautiful as we’ve seen in several years. So we have another photo to add to the slideshow: The Bluebell Years.
That’s Charlie playing Minecraft on his Mac mini while Skyping his friend, who is also on Minecraft, with his iPod touch. Today’s kids seem to spend more time together online than in the real world.
A nice photo of me with Charlie taken at Pizza Express in Dean Street. We met up after Alice and Charlie had come up to London for the day during half term to visit to the Science Museum.