Sunday, March 7, 2010


This is pretty intermittent isn't it!
Well since last I was here - Ben has started grammar school (Methody), Beth is in her second year, Megan is in P2 and the other girls are getting on up the school too.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Up to date

Another year has passed and no entries on the blog!!!
I have had other things on my mind, but life has gone on regardless and we all are a year older and maybe wiser.
Bethany is now at secondary school and Ben will be starting there in another few months, the dog is now a hulking brute of a thing and Megan has nearly completed her P1 year with great success. And Caitie and Erin are also doing well.
Maybe I'll keep more up to date over the next while.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Nearly holidays

Well - we're off on our summer hols tomorrow - to Donegal. And that is with the 5 kids, 2 grandparents and the dog! Of course Ben and I will have an enforced break in the middle - as already mentioned we have to go to Manchester for a chess championship. It should be a nice relaxing holiday - out in the country near the beach and no distractions

Monday, May 12, 2008

(Ben) "Bobby" Fisher!

Ben plays chess at school - he is in the school chess club and also chose chess as his Thursday afternoon activity. The school has been participating in the British Land Chess challenge, in which the kids play against one another, and if they win 6 or 7 out of 7 games they are eligible to go forward to the regional heats. Ben managed this and he has just spent the day at the Northern Ireland Megafinal. He won his first 3 games running and seeing as 4 wins out of 6 qualifies for the next leel - the Gigafinal in Manchester! - things were looking good. He then came up against the 2 best players in his age group (under 10) and lost, partly because they were pretty good. However he managed to win the last game and so he has qualified for the Northern Regional Gigafinal in early July - right in the middle of our hols!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Latest news

If you hadn't noticed there hasn't been much activity on this blog recently - due to other things on my plate - including a major furniture building exercise (Ikea strikes again). However I had to update the skiing countdown "widget" - seeing as we have been and gone to Alpe D'Huez in March and are now looking forward to Les Deux Alpes at Christmas (we would have gone to Alpe D'Huez again but some creep bagged one of the rooms!)
The other change is the addition to the left sidebar - which I hesitate to say is not me but a member of the more extended poisson famille - my bruvver- who has become insane and decided to run the Marathon. So if anyone has any spare money - it's a good cause!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Tara has arrived

Well the kids (and adults!) wait is finally over and Tara came to stay with us as of late this afternoon. She whined a bit as we drove away from her old home but she seems to have settled in very well so far - as I write this she is fast asleep in her basket and we are trying to decide whether to put newspaper down on the floor or get up in the middle of the night for a toilet break!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

The latest member of the family

Tara is coming tomorrow - we were hoping it was going to be today, but she was a bit off colour and they felt she needed wormed so it has been postponed for 24 hours. The kids however can hardly wait - they have been running around playing at puppies for the last 2 weeks