Los Juegos Olímpicos

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A show jumper with Canary Wharf in the distance.  Fencers in front of Warwick Castle.  Hockey in front of some other ancient pile.  A weighlifter eyeing up the top-stones at Stonehenge.  Beach volleyball in Horseguards Parade.  Discus throwing from the Giants Causeway.  An athlete hurdling antique chairs in a stately home.  Wheelchair basketballers on the Royal Mile at Windsor.  Kayaking down the water course at Chatsworth House. A single scull in front of the 02.

Of the many things we might have expected to see in Santo Domingo, an outdoor exhibition of posters promoting the imminent Olympic Games was not one of them. [Read more…]

Cumpleaños de Zach

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We’re in denial.  We can’t quite believe that Zach, our youngest, our baby, is four.  Saturday was his big day.  He was, of course, very excited.  He wanted Friday to go quickly, so it would be his bithday sooner.

The day started early.  At around 5.30am a very excited Zach bounded into our room, presents in hand.  “Can I unwrap them, Dad?  Can I?  Mum, Mum.  MUUUM.” We were headed to Santo Domingo for the day,  so needed to be up at 6am anyway, so rather than shooing him back to bed with a weary “it’s too early”, we shook ourselves awake and enjoyed sharing his excitement. [Read more…]