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Saturday, December 01, 2007

All manner of cool stuff.

Firstly, the BIG news; Romy and Colin got their red belts at Taekwondo today. Yay!!

Of course, here follows a barrage of shamelessly indulgent photographs, lol...

Roo and a friend doing self-defence:
In the middle of her pattern...
Padded up and ready for sparring...

With her gentle giant friend :o) Roo and I did that Christmassy picture in the background!

Glam location eh? With her friend Vicki after getting their new belts and certificates...
Colin, having just smashed his way through a board. V impressive :o)

Proud Red Belt...

Other exciting news (for us - we're v sad.) We found these dark chocolate coins at Thorntons (thanks to the Vegan Family website!) I went and bought five bags and somehow they've all gone before they even found their way onto the tree :-O Could have something to do with our totally irrational elation at finding them, seeing as Romy has never had a chocolate coin in her life and Colin and I haven't had one for around 15 years, lol.

We had a couple of weeks recently when we were all poorly. Romy had allsorts including impetigo, sore throat, high temperature and sickness!! Poor thing. Here she is looking ill during the worst of the impetigo. Luckily it cleared up with antibiotics. Colin and I had tonsilitis, which was a new experience in pain... Jeepers! Colin even went to the doctor which is unlike him. They asked if he'd been out of the country as he hadn't been to the docs in almost nine years, rofl.

We met up with a new home educating family this week at a local park and, whilst the weather was less than friendly, the family definitely were. Romy had a great time playing with the three children and the Mum and I had loads in common. She's a hippy freak too, rofl. She's a doula, uses slings, etc. Hope to see much more of them!
On the way home we got caught in a sea of kids leaving a comprehensive school. They were all walking one way to their buses and we were struggling to walk through them. There were hundreds of them! Struck me as a rather apt metaphor for our lives. We seem to be constantly swimming against the popular tide of opinion and have absolutely no wish to turn around :o)
On the way to the park, do you kjnow what we saw??????? Trees with BLOSSOM on!!!!!!!! I even took a photo with my mobile but can't be bothered to upload it at the mo'. Anyway, what's with that? The world's going mad!!
Me and my big girl :o)


Blogger Nikki said...

Well done Romy and Colin!! Lovely photos. The little cherry tree Emily planted in memory of Merlin has tons of blossom on it too. Weird indeed. See you Wednesday!

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