After all the snow and ice that the UK had over the past week or so,  who would have thought it would melt?!?

Well it did, plus a couple of inches of rain to go with it.


Great to see even at grass roots football,  a minutes silence is respected. 

Shame we (Halstead Town U7s, in black) went on to lose 6-1


The 6th September was a big day, not only in my life but also in Jacob's, my son.  For the 6th September will always be remembered as "The first football competition day".

Yes it seems that we have reached the point where every weekend, from August through to May, will be spent at the side of a muddy football pitch shouting words of encouragement at ten 5-7 year olds, as they all run around following each other in the attempt to put a ball in a net.

Anyway, well done guys!!!!!


I am very proud to report that Jacob, my son, has lost his first TWO teeth at the same time at break time yesterday morning.

Obviously not content in being the third in his class to loss a tooth, He staged a play fight in which one of his friends bopped him in the mouth and removed both gnashers in one go.

A spokesman said "there was no blood or pain, the teeth have been recovered and are in a safe place untill Jacob goes to bed at which point the Tooth Fairy will be contacted".


I wish little children would stop running up to me and showing me either their wobbly teeth or their hole where their wobbly tooth once was.

My son, Jacob and his friends are starting to lose their first teeth and the sight of a wobbly gnasher is starting to turn my stomach.

Please no more guys!


Yesterday was the joint birthday party of my son Jacob and his school friend Grace, both 5.  All of their friends enjoyed creating jolly hell in a soft play center for the best part of an hour and a half before eating copious amounts of chips n hamburgers (with Tommy K, Devil blood), topped of with a choc-ice and then sent back to the various mums n dads to tick over quietly at home like a petrol mower.  All good fun!

Then onto a cider-fest which was as expected, a very cool, relaxing and unburdened affair full of the laughs, jokes and occasional spill of home brew. I have been told the home brew was in the region of 7-8% which is pretty good going and also went down VERY well.

Get well soon to Amanda D, who had an unfortunate accident at the fest, but was missed by us by about 10mins.

Lastly, roll on to Kimi's (my daughter) and Sams birthday celebrations on the 25th  of this month.  Both will be 2 but due to Kimi being in hospital for her first bday, it will be her first party.  Fingers crossed it all goes well.


Sat 2nd Aug is my sons 5th Birthday!!!  Wow, I know everyone says this but the time does fly.  So big HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACOB Yeah!!!!

At present he is enjoying an 8x4 goal and an ELC mp3 player.  Later the skateboard and pads will turn up from his Uncle Glen and Clair.