Friday, September 07, 2012


This year we had a new yet marvellous phenomenon in our house; both boys went on camp at the same time. The annual Scouts camps are always held during the first week of the summer holidays and this was the first year that Carl would be old enough to join in. If you're trying to spot Carl in the photo above, he's the one in the middle who appears to be blowing his nose onto the head of the scout in front of him. Lovely.

Niels moved up to the Land Scouts this year so headed into the forest in Germany for a week of 'real' camping; nothing provided except a tap for fresh water. Seriously, I think the highlight for all of the kids was digging 'Hudo',  a 2 metre deep poo pipe. I mean toilet. There's something about going a la natural that just appeals to boys.

Carl was off to the 'Welps' camp where he spent a week...ah what the heck, who cares really - he was away and having fun with a bunch of other kids, that's all that matters!

Wednesday, September 05, 2012


Wow, almost 3 months have gone by since I blogged...busy summer or WHAT??

I'm going to ease back into it gently with this awesome picture from Nasa's very cool 'picture of the day' site. which shows what would happen if all the water on earth were bunched up into a ball. Amazing, right? Because while 70% of the earth's surface is covered in water, it's only a shallow layer compared to the earth's radius. So next time you're watering the lawn remember that there isn't really that much to go around!

I know few of you are probably nerdy enough to actually visit this regularly but it is an awesome site. Go take a look. Now. Off you go...