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Little Leckmelm

We’ve spent the weekend in Little Leckmelm, a cottage on the shores of Loch Broom near Ullapool, with quite a lot of my family: uncles and cousins and aunts as well as my immediate family.

Task list completed

Robin and I spent a wonderful few days in Spain last week, visiting his sister Agnes and her family.  We managed to get everything done that we wanted to: Eat oranges and lemons straight from the tree (Robin likes eating lemons when they’re that fresh – I could only manage …

Home from holiday!

We’ve just come home from Thailand, where we’ve spent the last ten days or so on holiday. It was fantastic: first we went to Chiang Mai, where we went on a cookery course (photos here) and spent a day at an elephant park. Then we went to Ko Samui for …

Dishwasher broken

So now our dishwasher is completely broken. On Sunday night our fuses tripped. We isolated the problem circuit and turned everything there off before resetting it. We then turned them back on one at a time, but they all came on fine. Fifteen minutes later the fuses tripped again. We …

Zoo photos!

More pictures here. The fire brigade were out doing some sort of safety campaign, hence the fire engine. I think Faith was a little nonplussed by it. We also met up with Grandma and Grandpa, who are in the final photo.


We took Faith to the zoo on Saturday, and met up with Grandma and Grandpa and Granny and Grandad for lunch. She’s been telling me ever since about the tiger (‘rahr!’), the penguins having a shower, and the baby baboon. Must take her back again soon!

Utrecht trip

We’ve just come back from a nice weekend in Utrecht visiting . Also, I had another scan a couple of weeks ago. The doctor running the scan commented on how long the baby’s legs were. I guess it’s going to take after its father!

Back from Egypt

We’ve been to Egypt! On a cruise up the Nile, from Luxor to Aswan and back. Photos are available. We had a fantastic time even despite the inevitable gut lurgy that pretty much all the tourists on the boat came down with at one point or other. We saw lots …