Thursday, December 29, 2005

Indigestion and Acid Reflux

If anyone out there knows of a solution to this horrible problem then
please drop me a line. This has plagued me for too long.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Chest Infection

Almost a year to the day, and I have a chest infection again! These cold and damp winters are not good for my health. I am surprised I did not write about it last year, but then I was very bad. At the moment my chest is not too bad. Maybe it is the flu jab that I had this year that is reducing it's effect, maybe not. Someday I will be able to live and work in a dryer, warmer climate.

Friday, December 16, 2005

William's first tooth

One of William's lower front teeth has made an appearance. Very sharp it is too. He will be feeding from the bottle very soon I think!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Sitting Up

William was 7 months old yesterday and he sits up by himself now. He is a a happy little baby. He spends many hours chattering away. Baa baa baa baa baa baa... Cute eh? Oh! And blowing rasberrys!

Friday, December 02, 2005

What's New

I have added a link on my family website for Jeep's recipes. So far we have only published one: Spicey Thai Salmon - delicious. Click on the Evans-Amsri home page link on the right to visit our home.

I have also uploaded many recent photos of William and PJ, all taken during November. Click on the Flickr banner on our home page or the menu link 'Photo albums' also from our home page.

This month sees a 15 day festival that takes place every year from the 1st Decmber in Udon Thani called 'Tung Sri Mueng'. The festival's purpose is to promote local produce and enterprise, as well as to have fun! It is a very colourful and noisy affair. Here is a link displaying a slide show of many photos of this festival.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Loi Krathong 2005

Loi Krathong is an annual festival in Thailand.

On the night of the 16th of November, Thai's all around the country make elaborate floats, usually made from banana leaves, decorated with flowers, candles and sparklers. The candles and sparklers are lit and then the whole decoration is floated down river. Some Thais will even attach some of their hair or finger nail, so as to float aware their troubles.

To see some photos of this years Loi Krathong festival please visit Though this site is in Thai, the pictures more than make up for it.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

First Frosts of Winter

We had our first frost of this winter last night, and again tonight. Perhaps a sign of the winter ahead?

Friday, November 04, 2005

Flu Jab

I received my first ever Flu jab yesterday, free, courtesy of the NHS. Last year I had a bad case of Flu, and subsequently a severe chest infection. This left me asthmatic, hence my entitlement to a free NHS Flu inoculation. Hopefully, I won't suffer to the extent that I did last winter.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Version 2 of our Website is launched today

Well, finally I have launched version 2. Not yet complete, but it does give me plenty of options for the future. I have avoided using Javascript, Tables & Frames for markup, relying on HTML/CSS only. I am in the process of learning Javascript. I am looking forward to adding extra functionality using Javascript. There is also much more content to be added too. Our new website can be found at: . Please pay us a visit and sign our Guestbook.

Friday, October 07, 2005

William turned himself over today

Today William finally managed to turn himself over onto his stomach by himself. Once he realised he could do this he did it many times.

Today he is 5 days short of being 5 months old.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Eric Meyer On CSS

I've discovered Eric Meyer - - the man is pure CSS/HTML genius!

I bought his two books - Eric Meyer On CSS and More Eric Meyer On CSS . They are both worth the money if you are interested in designing and writing your own website. Both books are full of practical examples.

Now I must get on with my family website. ;-)

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Autumn (Fall) Gales are here

Boy! I'm having fun!

I have almost completed my first month in my new job. William is growing fast and is now 4 months old. Version 2 of my website is coming along. I have found some interesting links, more on this later. Finally, in this last week, I have stepped into the Internet Marketing arena again. I was looking for a site to host my website and I found this - . Website hosting AND a money earner. All for US$10 per month. Another site, more for our Thai readers really. Not sure how well it works but it should get better with time - . For all you Thais out there, try it. It's free! Please let me know how you get on with it.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

34' Sailing Dory 'Badger'

While walking towards the swing-bridge in Ramsey harbour, there ahead of me and to my great surprise was 'Badger' waiting to enter the inner harbour. 'Badger' is a Benford designed 34' sailing dory, made famous (in sailing circles) by Annie Hill in her excellent book 'Voyaging On A Small Income'.

The new owners of Badger - Alan and Gloria Parsons - were sailing her to a Junk Rig Association meeting in Scotland. On route from their home in Cumbria they decided to have a short stop-over in the Isle of Man. I am pleased they did. Having already read both Annie's books, I was keen to see this wonderful boat first hand. Here she was sailing into my home town!

I quickly made may aquaintance to Alan and Gloria. They stayed for a few days in Ramsey before continuing their voyage, and I was fortunate enough not only to make new friends but to go aboard 'Badger' and admire her fully. What a week!

Friday, August 12, 2005

Paul's 50th Birthday Party

My 50th birthday came and went. I celebrated my half-century with a party at home. With memories of the 70s in mind, I chose a Hawaiian theme. Why? Well for those who are not old enough to remember there was an American police drama on TV based on a police department in Hawaii. It's title was "Hawaii Five-O".

The traditional English BBQ did not go down well with people as much as Jeep's Thai food. Which was a hit! So, we have decided to hold a Thai buffet party for future events, and leave the English BBQ to others to organise.

The Manx summer is fast drawing to a close and the mountain heather is starting to bloom. Those hills are turning purple. Autumn (fall) is on its way!

Thursday, June 16, 2005

More Baby Pictures

I have posted some more baby pictures of William today and a few of PJ. All of them can be found on the 'New Baby Photos' page.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Welcome Home!

Jeep and baby Liam came home yesterday.

It's great hearing the cry of a new born babe. They don't do a lot though - poo, eat and sleep in rapid rotation. He's keeping Jeep busy. PJ gets extra cuddles from me, so he's happy too.

Saturday, May 14, 2005


Jeep phoned me this morning; she tells me the hospital will allow her and William to come home today - Saturday.

A couple more photos of Liam added to 'New Baby Photos'.

Friday, May 13, 2005

It's A Boy!

William (Liam) was born at 21:59 Thursday 12th of May, at Noble's Hospital, Isle of Man. He weighed in at 7.4lbs (3.29kg). Both Jeep and Liam are doing well.

To view some baby photos click on .

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Baby News

Still no sign of the baby making an appearance, much to Jeep's dismay.

We will see the consultant again at Nobles hospital this afternoon.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Nearly There

We made another visit to the hospital on Wednesday morning. Jeep now has a CTG of the baby three times a week. The Consultant believes the baby will arrive by the weekend. Jeep feels that the baby's arrival is near too. So we could have a busy weekend in store.

Monday, May 02, 2005

April Photos

New photos added for April 2005. Many of PJ and several of our Songkran party.

38th Week

Last week we visited the Consultant at Nobles Hospital here on the Island. Jeep had another scan. She is now in her 38th week.

Because of Jeep's gestation diabetes we now have to visit the hospital twice weekly. Jeep's diabetes isn't serious and is being controlled by her diet.

We are now on the final countdown, and the baby could arrive anytime. It is a very uncomfortable time for Jeep. The 'Bump' is heavy and Jeep suffers from some water retention around her joints, as well as some hip and back pain. So Jeep, more than anyone, is looking forward (with some trepidation) to the big day.

Friday, April 22, 2005

Move Completed

Our move is complete and we are settling in to our new home. PJ loves the garden.

Jeep now has regular check-ups at the hospital as her time draws near. She has developed gestation diabetes, which requires close monitoring. Because of this it is unlikely that the hospital will allow Jeep to go beyond her 40th week. So it looks like the baby should arrive on time, if not before.

Congratulations to Tim and Marion on the birth of there son Oliver. Though Oliver has had some complications, he now appears to be doing well. We wish him well and that he will be home with his family soon.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Changes Afoot

Jeeps pregnancy progresses well. We are down to the last few weeks now and the excitement and expectations mount.

We will be moving soon. Still in Ramsey but into a larger property. Nicely located in the center of town. We will have a garden at last for PJ to play in safely.

Still no progress in version 2 of this site. I'm sure I will make the time soon.

Monday, February 14, 2005

Make Poverty History

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Sunday, February 13, 2005

50th Birthday Preview

I did not intend to leave such a big gap in my blog. I have been quite unwell since before the New Year with a chest infection. It is almost clear now, but it did slow me up a little.

I have made no progress in Version two of this site. It has taken a bit of a back seat for some time. I hope to start work on this again soon. It will not use frames and be more flexible, along with improved photo albums.

Jeep's pregnancy is moving along well and just entering her final trimester. The sex of the baby is unknown and this will be an exciting surprise to us when it arrives.

My Mum and Aunt Eve are coming over from Spain to be with us when the baby is due. This will be a welcome relief for us both, as PJ can be a handful at times.

Plans are underway for my 50th birthday celebrations in July of this year. Invites have gone out and replies have started to come in. It is planned to be an afternoon fun event, with the children in mind. Hopefully, there will be something for everyone. It should be a great summer social. I am looking forward to sharing this event will all my friends. If I have left anyone out who wants to attend then please drop me a line.

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Evans Genealogy

I have added another page to my Genealogy link.

I need some help to confirm a possible link I have found between my Abraham Evans married in Skilgate in 1783, with an Abraham Evans baptised 30 miles away in Churchstanton on 25 Feb 1753 which would make my Abraham about 30 years old when he married.

Is this him?

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Second Scan

Today we went to Nobles Hospital for Jeeps's second scan. The baby is now 20 weeks and 5 days old. The scan was much clearer and the baby was certainly more active during the scan, and everything is progressing well for the baby.

The sex of the child is still unknown, as it is hospital policy not to speculate based on scans. The only way we can find this out is to travel off the island. As this is unlikely, the sex will not be known until birth. So that will be a nice surprise for us.

The photo of the scan can be seen in the New Baby Album. I have also added a link on the menu to New Baby Photos for quick access.