Easter Egg Hunt — and the winner is…

A family gathering today for twelve of us across 3 generations. And who won the Easter Egg hunt? A surprise late entry but, with over twenty eggs, the local squirrels were the clear winner!!

I thought they seemed strangely energetic when I got up this morning… Then I discovered that we’d set-up the hunt the night before learn this here now. Yep… They gave that idea a real thumbs-up!!

I’m expecting them to be somewhat slower tomorrow, when the serious sugar-crash starts.

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Easter Weekend in London

2015-04-02-BigBenIt’s been years since the Children have been down south and they’ve never been into London. So Easter Weekend seemed like the ideal time to take them on a field trip to see some of the sights. My current assignment is down in London so they came down to meet me for the weekend rather than me going home…

After visiting me at my Client’s Offices and introducing themselves to the entire office, we went down the road in a London Black Cab to Westminster so the Kids could see Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.

Westminster was in full tourist swing so we battled our way straight through the crowds to get across the river to the London Aquarium on South Bank. The kids love Aquariums, being frequent visitors to “The Deep” near Hull, so

Next was a trip for Mummy and Daddy wrapped up as a day for the Children. We took them to the Natural History Museum, which I last visited at school about thirty years ago!

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It’s really changed and, in hindsight, a Bank Holiday was probably not the best time to go visit. It was unpleasantly crowded; which is probably great for the museum but made our visit a little bit of a smash-and-grab rather than the relaxed meander we’d planned.

It was great to see “Dippy” again but we’ll definitely pick a more unsociable time for our next visit!

 

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Spring has Sprung…

sunny_daffodils-2 (Mobile)Well, they’ve threatened snow and travel chaos but, if the last couple of weeks are any sort of indication, I do believe that spring has sprung – or at least it’s working on it!

The daffodils are out in force, the sun is out and the kids are out charging around the garden.

C’mon Spring…

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IT Lives!!

Well, it took a little bit of jiggery-pokery here and there – mainly to make time in my diary to do it, rather than to solve any technical challenges! But, at long last, AidyBee.com finally takes to the air!

This site, or at least the very early forerunner of it, was first published way back in early 1999 under the domain name: www.firefly.org.uk (which I still run today). It was painstakingly put together with Frontpage 98 and a graphics programme that shall remain nameless (mainly because I can’t remember what I actually used!). Various random updates followed until I majorly updated everything in about 2007, again by hand, with the intention to keep it all current.

Shortly after that… My daughter was born. Then, two years later, just when we were feeling very confident that we had completely mastered parenthood, her little brother arrived! Now… anyone with kids will understand when I say that the life-changing effects of having children has pretty much knocked all my good intentions to keep this site updated completely for six. Until Now…

Today’s blogging tools, together with a fresh copy of Dreamweaver CS6, a copy of Fireworks CS6 and plenty of fresh coffee have encouraged me to try again. This time is different. Not just because I have the kids all figured out now (brave words which I will no-doubt be eating in the very near future) but because I’m diversifying my IT Consultancy business – Toodoo Limited (www.toodoo.co.uk) towards developing more opportunities from the Internet. My wife’s business, Designer Barn Limited (www.designerbarn.com) – who, incidentally, offer an absolutely first class wedding and events planning service (shameless plug) will also be making much more use of the internet and you can probably guess who’ll be helping them with that.

So with business backing (albeit my own and my wife’s) the gauntlet has firmly been thrown down. This site is all about me; my work, my hobbies and my unique view on life. I trust you’ll find it interesting, useful, amusing and most importantly… regularly updated!

If you see stuff you like, please feel free to comment, to link or do drop me a note.

Until next time…

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