Sunday, July 31, 2005

A good healthy fag in the gob while cooking - proper british BBQ that. Food was quite good. (Recognise the BBQ? Bloomin copycat)

Paula and I attend a friends BBQ.

My old man's car went in for a service, and the garage lent him a Phantom !!! I cant friggin believe it !!! And I didnt even get a drive :D However, it is understandable, seeing as they're �260,000.00 when new !!!

Saturday, July 30, 2005

I actually asked a customer if I could photo her hands today. She was very flattered. I just wanted to show you how wonderful they looked. She had them painted for a wedding tomorrow. Good eh !

I wish I had my real camera with me and more time... Edit - this was taken on a real camera, but not a very good one.

We spotted this fencing and though - Hmmm, we want some of that ! This is is so much nicer than your regular panels.

Sam you cutie !

I have a feeling this shop will be empy soon. Smoking is getting such bad press. I might just start smoking again and try to get a revolution going! :) Or maybee I wont....

Not blowing my own trumpet, but the were bloody good!

Sam and Joe helped me make pancakes the other day.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

My motor is oh so cool. :)

Ahh - found it !

I took this photo to compare it with one I took a few years ago - to see how much the kids had grown. Now all I have to do is dig out the other photo.... :S

We went on the ride on train at the garden center - it was soo much fun !

Train photo 2

We ended up at Brookside garden center today with the kids. We ate in a small ye-olde, tatty little place, which seemed to charge ridiculous prices for very basic food. Wont be going there again. (Edit: The deserts looked yummy, so maybee we will try it again!)

Batteries are charged and photos are being taken. About time I started to improve my photography again. I go though spells where I just dont have the time. I'm goign to try and make time from now on!

Managed to find some sample images taken using the K750i - Its really quite impressive for a mobile phone camera.

Think I'm going to get a new camera phone. The Nokia I'm using is an absolute superb phone, but I cant help but wish the images were a little clearer. The 2mp sensor in the k750i should make everything much better.

Seeing as all the batteries are down on my Canon 10D, I figured today was as good a time as any to get them all done. Actually only takes a short while to charge each battery, so I dont know why I'm making such a big deal about it.

Looking at Plasma TV's in the region of £1500 - Its a nightmare !
Might have to go with the 42" Panasonic.... PLEASE HELP ME CHOOSE !

Insurance papers have arrived to confirm that we have £1375 to spend on a new tv. Now we have to decide if we want to spend a little more to upgrade to something better, or simply replace the tv with the same we had. I think we might have to upgrade as its too good an opportunity to miss out on.

Kids have broken up for the summer holidays - They barged into our bedroom team handed this morning to wake us up - 8.30am on our day off :) Swines...

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

I still love the merc - were not doing too badly ! Oh, but just look at that yellow beauty...

Hmmm, one can but look and dream...

Monday, July 25, 2005

Took the boys for a look around there new house tonight. They loved it !

Ryans Mr Grasshead is really starting to grow. I wish I could grow hair at such a rate....

Traffic was terrible today - somebody got knocked down at the didsbury road junction and they shut the road down. Not sure how badly hurt the person(s) were, but it must have been bad.

Bricky is flying on with the wall at our new house - but I fear I may have to knock it down when we move in as its such a sloppy job. Who knows - Maybee it'll be fine when its done. If I owned it already, he'd be getting told !

I love this house as it smiles as you drive by... Can you see it?

Got this feeling that the kids are trying to tell us something...

As if nothing had happened. Happy lad after his crash - now enjoying telling everybody about it !

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Well it isnt that new anymore. Sam decided he would go over the handle bars while racing around the local bike track. Bruses and roadrash - but what a great story he'll have to tell his friends at school on Monday. Took him to casualty, just to have everything checked out.

Ouch..... You remember Sams new bike....

Janet and Sarah come round for a drink and BBQ. They sure know how to sup - drank the bar dry in the Rustage house and Paula had a dreadful hangover this morning... :) Great night though.

Sam, Ryan and Joe on their new bikes. The Rustage boys are so very spoilt !

Ryan and his new BMX that his kind mum and dad bought him.

Ryan with his proud mum.

Ryan in his gown.

Ryan graduating from Junior school. We were so proud of him. It was so nice that the school has started to do this.

Joseph being a naughty chatter-box during school assembly.

Paula 2 - Gabbing at the shop.

Paula 1 - Gabbing at the shop.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

The traffic in Gatley really gets on my nerves. Its such a busy road...

Paula making a complaint at Longsight Police Station.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Started reading the new Harry Potter book and have to say I am very pleased so far!

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Debra (Paula's sister) spends all week ironing for us in the shop and then goes home and does some more. Debra is great!

Hallway 2 in our house.

Hallway in our house.

Then a game of cricket in the back garden. Sam is really good at bating.