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December 2007

Early launch of the new site…

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I know I said I was going to wait until the start of the new year, but I’ve decided to launch things early.

I think overall the new site will be easier to navigate, it’s certainly easier to manage and administer, which is good. I can now also permit comments again. I had to turn that off on the old site due the amount of blog spam that was coming in. Spammers of all sort, be it email, blog or whatever should die a most painful and hideous death possible, and as sad to say as it is, so should anyone that actually buys ANYTHING advertised by spammers, for it’s those that buy that make it all worth while for the spammers. OK, sorry about that.. I got off on a bit of a rant about spammers. Did I mention they should die in the most painful way possible? Oh yes, there it is, just above this.

Anyhow, please feel free to leave comments on the site now, if it’s your first time posting a comment it will be held for my approval automatically so don’t worry if it doesn’t show up right away. Once you’ve been approved future comments should appear instantly (unless the system thinks something is funny about it and it will hold it for me to review and release).

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Christmas in Cottenham

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Well, another Christmas has come and gone. This year it was pretty much all about the kids. Yuki and I exchanged a couple of small gifts but all in all we decided not to buy those silly little useless gifts just for the sake of having something to open. We’ll do something later in the year, Yuki wants to go shopping somewhere on the Continent .. likely Amsterdam or Milan or something, so we’ll make it mini holiday and take the kids too.

The kids had loads of toys given to them.. a lot of them came from Nana Shirley, Grandpa Bob “The Builder” and Nana Carol in Canada. They ordered everything online from ELC (Early Learning Centre), a toy shop specializes in toys for babies to sort of 12-14 age group I guess on the top end. Things there are reasonably cheap (for the UK) and cheap and fast shipping. Lisa also got a laptop (used) shipped over from Canada as well, if you haven’t read that you can read it on the old blog. Lisa just loves it.. Thanks Nana Carol and Grandpa Bob “The Builder” 🙂

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