Monday, February 26, 2007

Sam's Birthday & Update

Hi Blog Fans,

Once again my fingers haven't didn't anything on my blog for a long time. Since then We've been skiing in France and Sam's managed to reach the milestone of being 1 year old.

All of the boys and girls went skiing to Morzine this year in les portes de solei ski region, the biggest in the world. We hired a 5 star lodge which was absolutely amazing, especially the outside Sauna :-). We had 3 days of glorious sunshine and a couple of dodgy days. All in all I managed 4.5 days skiing which was my target so mission accomplished. I also got to spend some time with my sister Ann and of course my lovely family. There were some other guys and girls there also I spoke to now and again between bathing and feeding Sam. All in all it was a great week and I can't wait for the next one in 2009.

Last week on the 21st Feb my son became 1 year old. I'm amazed he has manged to make it this far having me as a Dad, but it seems that he is normal and is growing well. Estelle baked a cake for him on the Wednesday so he could have it with his friends in the Nursery. I was in London during his birthday week on an SAP course, incidentally I managed to go and see two musicals, The Lion King and Mary Poppins. On the Saturday we had a small get together with close friends and family and Sam had his 2nd birthday cake. Lucky him eh!!

We had a great wee party in the afternoon with Sam getting far too many toys. We had to put some away for the future as the wee man is spoiled rotten. I survived with a Spoon and a Coca Cola can, so why does Sam need anything else. The Godfather Frank was on hand to give some godly advice, like "Geeze a Whisky" and "That stuff's great geeze another wan", well you have to do a power of drinking if the party is only lasting 2 hours.

Of course a big thanks to everyone that sent us a nice present for Sammy.

Another subject close to our hearts a the moment is the progress of our new hoose. It is actually starting to look like a hoose, by the end of next week it will be closed will all windows in. The builder even gave a hint today that it could be finished as early as July.....but I'm not counting my cocks (French Chicken ;-) All other house photo updates can be seen on the normal link on the right hand side.

Click here for a link to more pictures of the Party and Sam's Bday.

Hope to see many of you soon, especially with blog updates.

Del Boy

Sunday, December 17, 2006


Hi Guys and Dolls,

It's been a while since my last bog update and since then my life as usual has been pretty busy. I won't even attempt to bring you up to date with what we have been up to but just give you a quick summary and give you a few pictures to look at.

The biggest thing we had was a wee day of celebration for Sam; we couldn’t have a christening or a naming ceremony, so instead of having nothing which was planned we decided to have a few friends and family round for a meal.

In total there where 14 of us so a nice wee group, we all just squeezed into our flat. It was a good day with lots of cremant, beer, wine and whisky drunk. Sam seemed to enjoy the day as he loves having people around him. The day passed without any major incident apart from Frank and me destroying a few Elvis tracks.

Thomas and Piggy made the effort to come over for the annual JOB (Jolly Boys Outing) to Frieburg, Germany. Armed with our Santa Hats and Carol sheets, 8 of the Jolly Boys made it out to terrorise Germany. We visited many a bar and had a few jars, just a few of course. The highlight was singing "O Come all ye faithful" and getting a rapturous response from the Germans on the Christmas Market. We ended the night back in Basel at McGuiness Irish bar.
In the meantime the house is coming along very quickly as usual you can see the updates by clicking on the link to the right.

Sam is doing great and loves it when we take him swimming every Saturday morning. Check out some latest pictures of the wee man Click here for a link to more pictures of the Party

Next up is Christmas and New Year; I can say it's a time of year I really don’t look forward too, all that fuss for not a lot. At least I have a week off work which is much deserved as the last time I had a week off was when we were in Scotland in August.

Take care Blog fans and I'll try and not leave it so long next time.


Del Boy

Monday, November 06, 2006

Halloween At The Devil's Pad

Hi Blog Fans,

Last Saturday was another opportunity for Kevin (alias "The Devil") to have a party and he never misses an oppurchanceity for that. I felt like being under cover so did my best to cover up.

There were many games played including the old classics, I of course lost every game I play and had to take several punishment drinks which included JD and Dambuie. I ended up being a bit worse for wear and it was an experience cycling home at 05:30am. A big thanks to Sam for letting me sleep until 9am, I felt great after my 3.5 hours sleep. The Saturday just passed we head round to Pam's for some Raclette Swiss Style, Cheese, Potatoes, Onions and BEER. I was stuffed but managed to eat her Cheesecake. Sunday we relaxed and just went for a walk with Sam to check out the plot which is coming along. Remember to check out the pictures of how the house is coming along with the link on the right.

Thursday I'm off to see FC Basel v's Young Boys Bern with Kevin, that should be interesting.

This weekend is Manfi over for a visit on Saturday then Frank and Claire's for the St.Mirren vs Celtic Match.

Sam is doing great; he managed to eat a whole biscuit himself today!! Which is a big thing of course.

Click here for a link to more pictures of the Party