One of the lovely old Victorian buildings in Carlisle. The high street architecture here leaves a lot to be desired, but this is one of the best buildings. I'll miss all the great old buildings when we move to the US.
Dear friends and family (actually, this is for those of you Stateside for the most part!)... I work hard to keep this web site and my other blog updated. It ain't easy with all I have to do. But I am constantly hearing that you want to know how we are and see pictures of the boys. But I never hear from you. Both my sites allow you to leave comments very easily. I don't expect novels. It would just be nice to know you came for a visit. Because right now, aside from the ability to show these to the kids when they are older, I'm not really seeing the point. Thanks.
I guess this is our closest 'local'. It's about a 10 minute drive and it's in the same village Sammy's nursery is. It's very much a local pub (i.e. no tourists) so despite the fact we aren't, I'm sure they thought we were when I had to nip out and take this picture!
My mother-in-law is teaching me how to knit. As always, I am far too ambitious when I start something new. This is a patch for my favorite sweater, but I already have grand delusions of what I'll do next!
We gave the "little" one baby rice tonight in the hopes it would help with his sleeping through at night. It might have helped a tad... but it'll more likely help when he's fully on solids. Since he's a day short of 4 months, that's going to take a while obviously!
Typical graphic designer that I am, I bought these crackers because I loved the box. They sounded like they'd be good, too. But, alas, they were not. Despite being well within the sell-by date, they walnuts were rancid. Ugh!
Yep, we've started the dreaded potty training. It's hard, though, when living with the in-laws. It will be a long process no doubt. Not to mention even the size 12-18 month unders are still a tad too big!!
This is a favorite meal of ours... usually had on the day we've done the food shopping but are too tired to cook. Cheese and olives figure prominently. Some sort of sausage (i.e. chorize or German pepper salalmi), pickles (of British, American and Indian variety), bread or crackers, some fruit or veg, and often a bit of quiche also make appearances. Yum!