Sunday, January 29, 2006
Today Helen sat up 'steady' unaided for the first time and me and the boys went a 5 mile bike ride around Taw Green. This is the longest ride Matt has done so far on a hilly road, he did very well. Angus was a great 'director sportif' shouting encouragement from my bike trailer. All these photos were taken today.
Saturday, January 28, 2006
Sunday, January 22, 2006
On Thursday I saw John Paul-Jones whilst leaving a music shop, famous for his role as bass player in supergroup Led Zeppelin from the 1970s (as a Led Zep fan, I was quite excited, but being British of course I did not show it). This got me thinking, shucks he must be wealthy. Realising that my window for wealth is reducing, I turned my attention to the potential for my children. Here are some pictures of my efforts, taken this weekend. Some early signs superstardom, or just good fun? Definitely the latter.
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Last night I was passing through Edinburgh Airport and (whilst thumbing through the special offers in Dixons) my cousin Adrian popped up and tapped me on the shoulder. It blew me away. Wonderful, we share much common kinship and what a tonic to see him again - it was mid 2005 when we last saw one another. The gathering lasted about 60 seconds before he had to dash to the gate for his Southampton plane, but was long enough for us to get my travel companion (Phil Murray) to snap the moment on Adrian's new camera (thanks Phil).
I flew a bit higher than the rest of the passengers on the way home to Exeter!
Sunday, January 15, 2006
We got some more photos back today, here are a few more retro highlights from The Holiday in Masapalomas in November-December 2005.
Outside the apartment
Saturday, January 07, 2006
Angus celebrates his 3rd birthday in October (note egg head from over excited birthday party fall)
Grandma shares a grin with Helen, in October sometime I think
Anne with Sarah Bell and Tina Chadwick, late August (any ideas for a caption for this one welcomed in the comments below!)
Gran with Granddaughter
Waterslide antics for Matthew on his 5th Birthday party in the garden at Meadowside House
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
Monday, January 02, 2006
Helen keeps one eye out of the pram as her brothers Matthew and Angus enjoy the trains
The Haygarth family taken by Grand Uncle Keith...Matthew, Anne (Mum), Helen (c. 6 weeks), Phil (Dad) and Angus
Over Christmas we received some family pictures that I would like to share with you. These were taken by Grand Uncle Keith (Dorrington) and supplied via Grand Auntie Cindi, thank-you. They were taken during August 2005 at the Cinderbarrow model railway centre, near Burton-in-Kendal and the content speaks for itself - some great family snaps....
Sunday, January 01, 2006
All - on the moor
Christmas walks in South Zeal - some 'firsts' for all
Christmas 2005 was spent at home with visits from Gran Mathieson and Grandma Haygarth. For Matthew it was the first year he could read and write, for Angus the first time he was able to appreciate Santa and Helen - well - it was simply her first Christmas and she started on solids during the Christmas week too (by the way, it was also the first time Dad has started this family weblog). We had a great walk on the 27th with the Chadwick and Bell families from South Zeal to the Tors Inn in Belstone, outward over the moor from Ford Cross and returning on the south side of the Skaigh valley. The photos show this and are also available at
courtesy of Tom Bell - thanks for some great pictures Tom.
Anne with Sarah Bell
Dileas the dog, Dad, Matthew and Robbie Bell
Matthew waits for his lunch to be delivered in the cosy back room of the Tors - wearing his Virgil Tracy Thunderbirds outfit!