My recent ride into Stockport to do some Geocaching took me to the source of the River Mersey. Better known as the river that is crossed by a certain ferry where it flows between Liverpool and the Wirrall, it actually starts in Stockport where the rivers Tame and Goyt meet. The spot is marked by […]
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March 16th, 2011 · · 1 Commentart, local, lucy, oliver, things to do with the kids
For the recent half-term holiday week, Hayley took a much-deserved couple of days break with some girlfriends at a nice hotel in the Peak District. This gave me the perfect opportunity to get creative with the kids and produce a nice gift for her into the bargain. We took ourselves 20 minutes down the road […]
Lucy had a story read to her today at the library. The reader was our Member of Parliament, Ann Coffey! Apparently Lucy turned up late to proceedings, dragging over a chair to sit right in front of Ann (as pictured). Hayley reported that Ann read the story very well and Lucy enjoyed it.
March 4th, 2011 · · 7 Commentsboys, church, climbing, Fatherhood Friday, local, oliver, play, sport, steve, things to do with the kids
It’s always good when the lazier elements of our household are persuaded to get off their bottoms and do something active other than watch TV. But enough of me, it’s also good for the kids to be active too. That’s why recently I asked my friend and long-time rock-climber, Chris, whether he thought Oliver was […]
Goodbye sun… at 3.10pm! We British are blessed with rather good weather considering our northerly position on our planet. This green and pleasant land arises from the fact that we have a temperate climate, warm and wet. Perhaps it is this tendency for moderate weather conditions that leads us to be so woefully under-prepared when […]
When Oliver was not yet a toddler, I used to take him for toast on Saturday mornings at a local cafe called “Fresh”. This morning we returned, but now of course with his little sister in tow. Surprisingly, given that we haven’t been there since he was a toddler, he remembered the place. He ate […]