Monday, December 27, 2004

Quake Devastation

We woke up on Christmas morning to a light dusting of snow. Does that count as a white Christmas?

This Christmas joy has been somewhat dampened by the devastation in SE Asia caused by the tsunami as a result of a massive subterranean earthquake off northern Sumatra.

Though many Thais have been effected we are not aware of any impact upon Jeep's family.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes to all those from all nations who have been effected by this shocking chain of events.

Friday, December 24, 2004

Merry Christmas

Greetings to friends and family.

To help as feel that much nearer to you all, I have added an temporary link - "Christmas Webcam".

I will leave this webcam running live throughout Christmas whilst we are at home. If the pictures are not changing then the computer has been switched off. I will leave it running all through the day on Christmas Day. You may see us enjoying our day.

If you catch us early enough about 10 o'clock Christmas morning you may catch a glimpse of PJ opening his presents.

Have a wonderful Christmas. Love to you all, from Paul, Jeep and PJ.

Friday, December 17, 2004

Evans Genealogy

I have today updated my Evans genealogy online, to include information about Robert Evans bapt. 1785.

My Cousins in Niagara, Canada - Elizabeth and Sherry, kindly supplied this information to me.

As can be seen, Robert served with the British 82nd Regiment, 1st Battalion from 1808 until 1815. He fought at Lundy's Lane, Niagara, Canada in 1814.

It is in the Niagara area that he settled and his descendants now live.

Monday, December 06, 2004

Christmas Parties

Its that time of year again.

On Friday I joined my colleagues from the I.T. Department for our annual evening out. This year we descended on "Chillies", an Indian restaurant in Douglas. The food was great and a boisterous time was had by all. Few of us, myself included, could drink much as we'd eaten a heap of food there was room for little else! Groan!! A successful evening for all I think.

On Sunday it was the turn of the children. The Company Children's Christmas party this year was held at the Hilton Hotel in Douglas. PJ thoroughly enjoyed himself. He didn't pay much attention to the entertainers, but that didn't stop him from having fun. He got a huge box of Duplo bricks from Santa. So he went home happy.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

First Scan

Jeep visited the hospital today for her first scan. The new baby is growing well and has been aged as 15 weeks and 4 days. It was exciting watching this scan as I missed the experience the first time around with PJ.

The photo of the scan can be seen in the 2004 Family Album.

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Family Albums

I have amended the style layout for these albums now. This has removed the distortions and made the images clearer as to what is an album and what is a photo.

I have also added some additional photos from when my Mum and Eve visited in September and from when my sister Penny and her husband Robert visited in October.

Monday, November 22, 2004

First Snow

We had the first snow of this winter last weekend. It snowed on Friday, falling at sea level. It didn't lie, but it did cover Snaefell Mountain and high fells down to about 1,500 feet.

Saturday was a crisp clear day and visibility was excellent. The snow-covered mountains of Cumbria could clearly be seen from my home in Ramsey.

Sunday it rained and the snow was gone!

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Wedding Wells

Today Pam and Andy are tying the knot.

Regrettably we could not be with them for this wonderful event.

We hope that everyday will be a special day for them, and that they always have smooth sailing, blue skies and beautiful sunsets.

Friday, November 12, 2004

Birthday Celebrations

Congratulations to Paul Castle. The BIG 50 today!

I hope you enjoy today and that you have a great weekend.

Good Luck for the future Paul.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Surprise!

Hello Toey,

I hope you have a lovely time with Guido.

Today I visited the doctor and she told me the baby is growing well. Next week I will visit the midwife for the first time.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Hello World

This is my proverbial 'Hello World' blog.

I will keep everyone updated with what is happening in my world and on our website.

PaulE