Tuesday, 31 July 2007

A Day at the Beach

Quinten, Amber and Aiden spent the day at the Oshawa waterfront today with us. As always, kids just love water and on a hot day the cool breezes from the lake made this outing ideal.
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Friday, 27 July 2007

Aiden's Swim Lesson

Today was picture day at the swimming pool. It was also Aiden's last day in this session of swim lessons. He is doing well and is definately enjoying it. Usually Papa takes him into the change room where I get all his ear putty and stuff ready. I also help him to get changed again when the lesson is over. Next week we have signed him up for more lessons, and Quinten will be going into the other pool at the same time with both his grandmas.
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Amber's baseball game

Amber was the pitcher for part of the game this week. She drove in a couple of good hits too but her team did not achieve success. They need a little work on their fielding. We hope to have Amber coming over some time this summer.
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Frank's Birthday

Frank's dad and the boys were on hand to help him celebrate his case of double digititis - that's right, Frank turned 33 today. Now with that group you would have thought there was enough wind to blow out those candles but it took two tries. Wenda made the cake and decorated it with two sports cars which the boys happily liberated.
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Monday, 23 July 2007

An Ambulance

Within the narrow streets of London, emergency vehicles can have difficulty getting through gridlock traffic. So the first responder for an ambulance call might just be this guy from the London Ambulance Service.
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Saturday, 21 July 2007

Take Him Down a Peg

From the Tower of London we find this cup. It was used in pubs a long time ago and you will see the "pegs" along the back of the cup. To drink from another's cup was to "take them down a peg" and was done to intimidate another in the pub.

See more pictures from our trip by clicking on Europe 2007 in the right column. Then select slideshow to see them in the best view. You can see a larger version of any picture in this blog by clicking on the picture.
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Opposite the Royal Albert Concert Hall is this magnificent statue of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's husband. I had never heard of it before. Covered in gold, not only is it huge but it is a glowing testament to the accomplishments of the UK during the Queen Victoria era. Clearly, Brittain ruled the waves and profited greatly from its dominating industrial resources. Now our walking here was about 4 miles from our hotel and after several days of long walks and 12 hour touring, we were getting tired in just the first few days of our trip. After a couple days we switched to using city buses.
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