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01:53pm Monday, 27th August 2007

I think it’s about time that we put another entry on to keep all Gethin’s fans up to date with latest happenings.

We have been super busy over the last 2 weeks – and luckily G has been on great form! poor daddy cole went down with whatever it was that plagued Gethin a couple of weeks ago, although I’ve managed to stave it off thus far with some miraculous ‘fizzy-make-good’ that auntie Jo recommended! it’s called something like “baracuda” and tastes pretty gross but does the trick – a quick pick-me-up if you’re feeling grotty. So Gethin has been overloaded with daddy the last week – Elaine our lovely childminder was away so Cole took the first half of the week off work to baby watch/and then he stayed at home on friday to fight the evil cold. I think they had a great time at the beginning of the week – playing lots of football and reading stories, G sure was tired at the end of the day! And then auntie Kate was up for the last few days, so we’ve had a magic time pootling about, and, as always, she brought the sunshine with her! hurruh! we had a lovely evening up at the Bonsyde with lovely neighbours, having a drink or 3. We went to the new house on saturday to measure up – kate came too. It was great, and we managed to imagine most of our furniture in there, but I think we might need to get a few more bits and pieces for cole’s extensive (ridiculous) DVD and CD collections! we’re looking forward to living there, but not the move – eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep! cole has made a start on packing as we have less than 3 weeks left now! eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!

I’ve got the day with Gethin today as Elaine is away still – poor Gethin this morning was confused about where Daddy had gone as he’s spent nearly every day with him over the last 7 days. But I think it’s very telling cos when G goes looking for daddy, he goes straight to our bed and looks under the duvet…..hhmmmmmmm. G seems to be coming on really well – he is trying to talk now, and walks around pointing to things and babbling away, it obviously makes real sense to him! He loves “talking” on the phone – cole gave him an old mobile and he walks around with it clamped to his ear and talks into it – again what he is saying is anyone’s guess but it keeps him entertained! He is really into his books as well – and I really think that all his books have helped him to understand more of the world around him. He knows loads of animals and colours, lots of different kinds of transport etc, he loves to point and name – I think he could happily sit for an hour and just look at his books! And he’s started to tidy up after himself which is soooo cute – when you take off a disposable nappy he picks it up and takes it to the bin, and he puts his shoes and socks away in the drawer at bathtime! Well done Gethin – mummy is very proud!

I think that we need some more comments please – gethin is very upset that no-one is writing to him! And I’m sure that no-one wants to upset the baby, do you? Hee hee hee

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05:50pm Sunday, 12th August 2007

poor gethin has been out of sorts this last week with two more teeth coming through and feeling the effects of the mmr jab he had last week. anyway, a very tired and grumpy poor fella. G is much better on his feet though has been a bit wobbly these last few days.

elsewise this week we have been getting mentally prepared for the big move as all the paperwork was signed, sealed and delivered mid-week. so much to think about with a moving date set for mid-september. addresses to change, boxes to get and fill, furniture to buy, all whilst peta dilligently contemplates interior colour schemes. any tips or advice for moving let us know by email or the comments ;)

on saturday we three headed into edinburgh for some high-brow cultural experiences at the fringe. we got the train in to see a fantastic bubble show before walking the length and breadth of edinburgh in the pouring rain to check out second-hand furniture shops. on the way back we got the wrong train and headed to falkirk, gethin intent on depriving the poor lady sitting opposite us of her crisps. a wee wait at falkirk before hopping on a train back to linlithgow. an early bath, bottle and bed for bairn before an evening of beer and conversation at our neighbours.

11:31pm Saturday, 4th August 2007

c + p went to the financial advisors this morning to firm up the mortgage we had been offered for our new abode and sign off the relevant life assurance, archie and chris leaping to our aid to look after G. the missives will be completed in a couple of weeks and we should be good to move in mid-september. am already eyeing up a job lot of packing boxes online in advance of the long haul to muirhouses whilst p is scouring the bay of e for suitably kitsch furnishings….

it has all been a bit of a blur this week and only today we were thinking about how fortuitous it was that we saw this house on the market whilst we were on our holiday down south. the folk at the solicitors and our financial advisor have been excellent and have made a strenous, daunting and confusing task smooth and (relatively) pain-free. we are so grateful of the financial, emotional and other support that we have received from our friends and family and look forward to welcoming you all to our house-warming once we are in and the place is in order!

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