For years of not being into Christmas and then you becoming a dad, this Christmas is going to be a good one. Having to collect 3 Christmas tree and put them up yesterday and then decorate, my Christmas has started with bang. This is my favorite Christmas decoration I have seen this year. Kinda cool ha!
5 years today this little bundle of love and innocence came into Cath’s and my life. With all my heart and every part of my body do I love this little girl and always will. I will do everything in my power to protect her and look after her where ever I am, and thank you Cath for helping producing what I feel is the true meaning of life. X
My journey started with what suppose to be a shortish train journey to Reading station, which after all the excitement of getting to the air port and listening to music. I ended up missing my stop and heading straight to Paddington station, 30 mins off my destination. Making a U turn I headed back to Reading. Now missing my bus to Heathrow I then took a trip down memory lane and had a cup of tea and a mince pie at the cornish pasty shop in Reading station. Good food!!
Being an hour late I then made it to Heathrow around mid night and set my self up for a few hours of sleep before I checked in at 5am. Managed to sleep like 5 mins but it was enough. Then as I tried to pack my board bag (Stuart Campbells board bag actually) up after dozing in it for the passed few hours, it decided to brake with the zip coming off in my hand. Oh man this was not a good start with two boards, wetsuits and all my clothes spilling out into the air port. Then to add to the the mayhem I had to pay £40 access for bulging board bag. But with that I found a friendly plastic bag rapper man. Being 5:30am it was the last thing this chat expected at the rapping of a bag a small bag is normally £9, he only charged me £9 was a gathered a crowed of people laughing and filming our packing skills. But what a legend this chap was and off to over size package I went.
One will always jinx them selves to think that the bad luck had run out, but ordering food and a well deserved coffee I was shouted to get my morning refreshments. But little to my expectations there was another Nick and he had my breakfast (WHAT). But the guy who was serving said that this had never happened before and gave m a free coffee and my food.
I am now watching the sun come up and super early for my flight and listening to a bit of Foo Fighters. PLEASE NO MORE BAD LUCK.! not sure this country bumpkin can take any more.. Thanks Stu for the crappy board bag……
Thanks for the picture Joey Jordan scary!
Had our first parents evening last night and was stocked to have such great feedback from the school teacher. It must be so hard being 4/5 and having to go to school 5 days a week and having to fore fill the school curriculum and targets. But as a parent it is always nice to here that your child is doing well and thriving on the environment she is in.
After spending plenty of years in the Sun burnt country of Australia, this is the view from a friends back yard just yesterday. Hope all are well and they control the fires ASAP.
With one of the best summers since 2006, they say that the Autumn fruits have been the best for many years. With the apple tree giving at least a dozen bags and blackberries coming out of my ears. Its almost like being a Roman by picking eating the Grapes of the vine. Now the question is what to do these delightful little fruits. One says lets make vine, but seems a bit of a faff. How about to chutney or sauce for a nice pavlova or something. Oh so many options.
Some times life can be a bit heavy, bills, people and just general living. But the up side is that there it will always get better.
In my line of work you have a busy time of the year when the kids are off, then suddenly some one switches of the busyness and you have start thinking of the next year.
My plans for the winter is heading out to Morocco next month running Lifeguard and Surf Instructor courses and then who knows.
But one thing I am sure of, and thats just to enjoy the small things in life.
It may not be the biggest surf the French have to offer but the CT is a go go. I love this event coming to Europe as it is right on our door step and when Hossegor produces the goods it amaze-balls.