Our Family | A work in progress
I started the process of family with marriage to my lady in August 2003. Since then we have added in three small things for our pleasure.
The posts below are about what we do as a family.
The one you have all been waiting for - the latest installment of the Marshmallow song from the Lizard 2016.
Don't mention it to anyone as we are not meant to be here. Hopefully the lawyers won't catch up with us. View the googleised album by hitting your mouse on these underscored words.
Another strange occurence in the countryside as children grouped together to celebrate a higher power and the importance of vegetables in a rural economy with little/no farming. A father's sceptical side battled with the obvious outpouring of pride as he watched the little ones belt out some blinders.
We lost one of our cats today to a car wheel we think. We planted a tree to remember Henry who had been with us for around eight months. His brother and shadow coped better than we did. Lastly as a final farewell to Henry we had a huge fire and toasted sweet things.
Sounds a bit more like a disease than a location but we spent Sunday afternoon last week, enjoying what may be the last of the Summer/best of the Autumn at Birling Gap. A stunner
A little ditty from our host There was a young lady called Zoe Whose name I didn't quite knowy I thought it was dolly or even miss Polly I always get names wrong, by heavens good golly Now I have got it, at last I remember, her real name is Glowie
Laughton Senior took five days away with the youngest children in a friends field near St Keverne. The full photo album can be viewed here - https://goo.gl/photos/9PoyJiAs5p21Ruxs7 Molly Swings The Marshmallow Song
A tiny bit of family history linking the Laughton family to Bedford, A society lady & daughter of a Major General who enjoyed the stage.
A selection of photos from the archives courtesy of Jean and Dave - We present the Aged Inneses
Six years and counting with a birthday party tomorrow to celebrate. How she perceives us as a family is interesting - Julie looks like she's the top dog but does have an alarming similarity to a senior member of the Nazi party.
No pictures of the actual event which was careless and related to consumption. In general fine weather and a load of being outdoors. The beach at Bexhill on Sea alongside a few walks on the South Downs made the list of highlights.
We had Joe's birthday party - belated - this weekend at "The Great Out-Tours" courtesy of Farmer John. Rain held off and we were assured that the animals were all innoculated.
Day Tripping to Brighton Pier with the younger bobalots
Well worth a look is the new footage taken in Bury St Edmunds of Lynda Laughton who seems to have been captured on video jiving. All the talent of a young Tessa Sanderson. The original can be found here.
I finally was able to recover my favourite birthday card in the world "Why I love you so much" from a broken computer this morning. Was given it by my daughter Molly on 21st December but the computer broke seconds after this and we thought it was lost to the world. A quick repair today [...]
Trying to get my head around how you can use Google+ videos & photos on other websites. Not as straight-forward as I would have hoped which is annoying given that Google+ was set up to be an open platform. - Functionality of auto-uploading in Android makes life a load better & the styling of auto-awesomes [...]
As the closing phrase says, same procedure this year? Same procedure every year! Sorry but no Christmas cards from me again this year - please get used to this Merry Christmas to all and onwards to 2014
A thousand smiles to all & sundry for bringing me into my forties with a graceful game of cricket. Missed a load of people in different countries but had a ball in the sunshine. Notable points from the day including watching my mother bowl an over in the midday sun, watching my father hit one [...]
William Edward Innes was born 25/11/2013 to Robert & Helen Innes in Chichester. Happy Days as Rob Innes Says. The Laughton Family is increasingly marginalised by the sheer number of Inneses at family events.
40th Birthday Cricket Plans were sparse, but I was gently inebriated last Friday night and stumbled across one of my favourite venues in Cape Town. The Constantia Uitsig Cricket Ground is set in the wine estate and really is a little special. Rough plans are a day outdoors on the 21st December 2013 with children [...]
A very special, limited edition Post Dinner Artform celebrating ten years with my belle. Very pleased to note that it was apparently the first time the post dinner artform had been seen in this restaurant in Cape Town. A special moment for all.
Ruined Ankle II - the latest news from a rainy Cape Town. Scanned again today and the doctor and I feel quietly positive for the future.
Slightly stuck in a loop I need help with. Realised tonight that I like lemons but I really like limes I already realised I like condiments but I really like mayonnaise but now I seek to define myself I like travel but love a good adventure .... Rephrasing as ... I like travel but really [...]
We take our lives in our hands every day. Tennis on Sunday culminated in the "sprain of the left ankle with syndesmosis injury and widening of the distal tibia / fibula". Surgery on Wednesday and tennis again in six months. Arse - for more information look at this article.
A simply delightful weekend spent in Glasgow for Linda & Mikey's Wedding. Commentary to follow but photos and a couple of videos attached in the short term. Highlights have to include the Gregor Aitken speech, Tammy Aitken's warmup session and the smooth & assured dance steps of Andrew Aitken. We liked the Moorpark House venue [...]
We took a weekend away to pre-celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary this weekend - timed this way as we had babysitters on call at this time. About two hours out of Cape Town is a small town called Stanford which we had visited before with the children (just when we had arrived. A really small [...]
It has been a busy day in Cape Town for David Innes - his doze seems to regenerated the young man. I can only apologise for the graphic nature of this photo - and ask that you delete your internet immediately to prevent this popping into your dreams.
David Innes landed this morning with a spring in his step - yet within the hour was caught dozing. Long live retirement.
We aspire to many things in life. Some of them achievable and some far from achievable (in this lifetime) 1) Achievable - seeing all your children wonder off into the world equipped with the skills they need to flourish. From small foot-steps come great strides - and the first day seeing young Zoe in school [...]
Taken in Cape Town - October 2012
Mix of shots from visit to Franschhoek and the excellent Bread and Wine Restaurant on the Moreson Wine Farm. We stayed for three days at Cooks Cottage - an independent self catering property in the centre of Franschhoek. We visited the Moyo restaurant on the Spier Wine Farm where we bought one bucket load of
Basic and dullish entry today - but if my task is to share information then stuff like this will inevitably need to be filed online. Firstly the facts about pneumonia. Although it enabled me to watch the Ryder cup in full every evening, there were downsides to the illness. My wife is understandably a little [...]
Think we didn't spend long enough on her school project - the making of a moon. The entries from talented children/parents can all be view at facebook.com/internationalschoolofcapetown
It's not about the money, money, money http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpyqAsQBZ5U&feature=youtu.be
Trying out the idea of child blogs so that friends and family can follow what the child is doing - and get the aforementioned into the world of publishing/writing - therefore Mollyincapetown.com or where her friends just have to type in "Molly cape town" into Google. Worked in Google Authorship as well as Social Connect [...]
In the honour of Nick Laughton on his seventieth birthday.
They look loyal and humble in the presence of the old master.
Planted on Molly's arrival in the word the cherry tree comes into full blossom on Molly's birthday (near as damn it to the day). This years pictures all below. She's going to kill me if she finds out me putting the pictures up here.
March 2012 - planting begins after a weekend before sifting the soil
Rabbit 1. It had red eyes. 2. It had white fur. 3. It felt soft. 4. Some live in hutches. Snake 1. It was scaly. It was not slimy. 2. It had lovely patterns on its scales. 3. It was big and heavy. It was as long as my back. 4. Snakes are [...]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngaxpp1bfx0 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJoHpFZky0k
Eveline Day Nursery 2011 - Only one more of these to go http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoFJaTdErJ4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSQ5syyfsvQ
Beatrix Potter - December 2012 - Bethlehem's Buzzing
Ice Scating at Beatrix Potter - December 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TL8TI4GM1QQ
Sunday afternoon and Joe asked a boy to throw a train at his head - photos all taken at A&E later in that afternoon. The head is good and the train game has been discontinued.
Held at Lyford Road Scout Hut - Sunday 6th November http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXcL0Tfb6_Q
One fifth birthday cake finished - now time for "The Sound of Music". Age is changing me.