Friday, April 27, 2007

Black Eye

We all got invited around to a friend's house on Saturday for a photo shoot, as he is trying to build up his photographic experience - and Anna also wanted to enter Caitlin & James into a recent competition. Everything was progressing well, and we had enjoyed lunch between sessions, when Caitlin suddenly stood up on the back of her patio chair. As the chairs were very light, this meant that she immediately tumbled the chair over backwards and ended up crashing into the floor.

A quick inspection revealed that she had bumped her nose and lip, and a bruise quickly started to appear which we iced - however, the end result was that she developed a “black eye”. Subsequent visits to see the doctor have since confirmed that there isn't any permanent damage or break, so all's well that ends well, and the bruising seems to be clearing up nicely...


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Friday, April 20, 2007

Passport Arrived


After successfully negotiating the application form, James' Australian passport arrived this week - which means that he has sufficient documentation to travel. However, Anna is still keen for us to get his UK passport arranged before we travel back for his baptism.

At the end of last year, we became Aqua Club members at the Aquarium, so we decided to take advantage of one of their partner deals and visited the Wildlife World, also in Darling Harbour.

Caitlin really enjoyed herself running around and looking at all the different animals - aside from when a person dressed as a bilby crept up behind her to offer her a chocolate. She had been engrossed looking at some insects and, when she turned around to be confronted by the costumed bilby, just started screaming. She was soon comforted, but I have a feeling that she'll never like 5-foot tall bilbies!


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Friday, April 13, 2007

Easter = Chocolate?


Over the past couple of weeks, Anna, Caitlin & I have all visited our new dentist for the first time in far too long. I was the dentist's first patient and, despite having not been to the dentist this millenium, he gave me a pretty much clean bill of health - I could be wrong, but I got the feeling that Anna was disappointed with his verdict! Anna & Caitlin followed a few days later for a “family appointment”, with both again getting a solid thumbs-up.

James, meanwhile, has started to show some serious interest in crawling and has just about mastered rolling in the last few days. His latest trick is to roll over on to his stomach, and then bury his face into the floor as he tries to move forward with his legs. I remember Caitlin doing much the same thing, but James seems to have reached this stage earlier - it's probably a reaction to everyone else in the house being mobile.


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Friday, April 06, 2007

All Blocked Up

On the Mat

The week started off with Anna attending the Sydney Semi-Permanent design conference; aimed primarily at students in the field. She enjoyed what most of the speakers had to say but, as is sometimes the case, found that some of the people were better designers that public speakers.

I started my new job on Monday with Fairfax Digital, who run many of Australia's most popular web-sites, including the on-line version of the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper. I'm looking forward to working in the media environment, and the challenges of operating sites with lots of visitors.

Finally, we've all been recovering from a cold that Caitlin caught first and then spread to the rest of us. Nothing to worry about, but it has meant that James has been more fussy (and consequently sleeping less well) because of his blocked nasal passages.


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