Tuesday, February 27, 2007


South Africa, frankly I cannot ever recall being so excited about a holiday ever!! It's a mad rush to cram the work in and get the files off my desk before 5 pm on Wednesday!! I rarely take 2 weeks, in fact the last time was between jobs so there was not a thought of my desk collapsing due to the work piled on it.... still I guess that thought'll be expelled until about 17th March....

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Hot foot

Well I have finally tipped the scale between insanity and sanity [I think]... maybe it was the impending thought of turning 34... Last week I volunteered for a "hazardous" challenge... a fire walk. All in a good cause.... Sheffield Burns Unit... no the charity is a worthwhile one http://www.neurocare.org.uk/ . Who have an objective of raising funds for three 3D brain scanners for Sheffield Hospitals.
Before the present fundraising co-ordinator took over the charity raised about £25,000 per year, these scanners cost £150,000 each!! You can see the mountain ahead...
The firewalk is being organised by http://www.blazefirewalking.com/ who only do this kind of thing, looking at the website I see a glass walk and other things.
The only worrying element is that I MUST attend the seminar beforehand... oh, yes the seminar title... "Learn or Burn"....
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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

When I grow up

The other day Elspeth restated her desire to be an astronaut, she wants to go to space and do experiments [?] We have emailed NASA to see what they require of their astronauts [without response as yet]. On her way back to earth from space, Elspeth wants to go diving and climbing and parachute jumping... perhaps another adrenaline junkie... Space flight must be the ultimate adrenaline kick.... Elspeth can tell me when she's older and driving me around in her red sports car.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Testing times

Jemima and Elspeth are testing their parents as only infants and babies can. Elspeth's new word appears to be "No" and it appears that she is attempting to break the world record for the most recitations in a small time span... annoying - I should say so!
Jemima is a crawling scaling machine, anything and everything within 15 inches of ground level is fair game, we never needed cupboard guards or stair gates with Elspeth, although I'm sure that she thought she could scale stairs, root around in cupboards and base jump of beds and tables she never tried once she was told once in a stern but friendly tone "No". Elspeth was content to sit or shuffle around on her bottom chatting to herself or playing with her toys.... ummm maybe "No" is coming back to haunt me.
Jemima, seeming to have not a care for her own personal safety, keeps trying - personally I thing she's an adrenaline junkie. When told by either myself or Sarah "No", she simply turns and smiles at us and then shakes her head... occasionally supplementing the head shake blowing a raspberry.