Updates on Victoria Lily Joy van den Broek, born 120705.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Happy New Year

Victoria hasn't put on any weight this past week - she's now 5.82 (she lost 20gr) - could be due to the extra energy involved in keeping warm recently. We spent the New Year in Taunton - staying in the caravan in the barn. The mud was a problem (though not to Victoria) and the cold was bad to start with then it warmed up a bit.

We had a very encouraging time with friends down there (thanks again Sue!) and are looking forward to going again (but I don't want to go until there is a toilet and a sink with at least cold running water...). It was particularly good to have everyone down there - Lucy and Timothy saw, for the first time, what they have invested in.

Simon is 9 today and is having a very happy day. He's the sort of boy who loves to collect things from in the garden so I bought him a purpose-built bug-conservation box with interesting terrain (hills and what-not) which he is very excited about. The doors look secure - so we ought to have seen the last of the days when we had beetles running loose around the house after escaping from jars!


  • At 5:00 PM, Blogger HadlowHouse said…

    LOL T

    This reminds me a bit of 2 yrs just now when we er totally re-newed (as in rebuilt) our kitchen.

    I send you a picture of the work just begum and you thought it looked like something from the ex-Soviet Union.

    But we survived, and I am sure u will too


  • At 3:13 PM, Blogger HadlowHouse said…

    LOL T

    Reminds me of our kitchen renovations, when you commented that our kitchen looked like "something from the former Soviet bloc"

    But we survived, grin, and it looks great now. (well, when it's been tidied and cleaned I mean)

    I am sure Victoria is happy so long as you are happy


  • At 9:15 PM, Blogger Sue Perks said…

    Happy Birthday to Simon from all of us.

    It was lovely to see you all and especially to see Victoria looking so well.


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