Archives for October 2006

Flat pack heaven

flickr Les ponders what to do next with the latest and greatest in self assembly furniture instructions. At least he now knows why we were sooo keen for him to come and visit :-)

My suggestion was to frame the lot and hang it on the wall in Tate Modern .

We like this park

flickr A hazy Seattle skyline as seen from the bottom of kite hill in Gas Works park .

If you're thinking that we've been here before, you might be right .

SeaTac waste

flickr This reminded me of a piece from some late night documentary on BBC2 about Glastonbury where somebody had studied the amount of time people spent deciding which bin to put what rubbish (trash) into. Apparently at the start of the day people could decide very quickly, but as the day wore on it took longer and longer until some tipping point was reached where the time taken rapidly dropped down to effectively zero…

Bye bye "Fredie-the-Froggy"

flickr 0.666666666666667 of our visitors flew back to the UK this afternoon (or at least we hope they did, last we saw they were waving from the other side of the security section). Thanks to J, P, S & H for sharing them.

Piccy's for family are up on flickr .

Definition of a proper walk


Sorry, but it hasn't been a proper walk until you've snapped a piccy of your feet in situ.

Anyone that say's otherwise perhaps isn't confident in their shoe selection.

Wow Needle


H snaps the boys on a trip to the space needle.

Past Life

flickr Nice wine . Other Harlequin's are here , here & here .

Note: This post was updated on 2020-12-28 to fix broken links

More Rivers Wallace

flickr We did a walk along the River Wallace at Wallace Falls State Park this afternoon.


flickr We took the woody trial - which was great fun - but we'd probably have got further on the railroad grade 'cause then we could have taken the buggy (stroller) for Fred.

Zoo Days


Granddad took the train to Vancouver this morning, so the rest of the boys went to The Zoo while the girls (and baby) went shopping in Fremont .






Changing 8 time zones can have an odd affect on certain people...



Grandad, Hazel & Fred are visiting! Grandad insists he had "a great flight" - despite photographic evidence (such as this) to the contrary.

Whale Watching

flickr Watching Orcas from San Juan County Park .

Choco Pudding Monster


F shows how to enjoy eating chocolate pudding

There and back


Saturday was too foggy, so instead of taking the float plane , we took the...


... ferry (from Anacortes to San Juan )


where it was beautiful, if a little damp.


But the weather cleared just in time for a great flight back down to


Kenmore via Lake Union and the Space Needle .



Herb's in Friday Harbor . Weird foreign cold beer? Has 'Erb gone mad?

Where Tigers Lurk


When F plays with the animals you'd better watch out, Tigers and bears lurk at every chair leg and corner.

Another new bike


...and yes, he's quicker than me.



Anything that claims to be 'British' most probably ain't. Dodgy marketing 'init.

Foggy Campus


Looking across the sports fields to the building where I work on a foggy [Autumn | Fall] morning.

Newspaper vending


Newspaper vending machines lining a street in Redmond .

60 miles


So far so good - I've managed 2 bike and 2 bus commute's this week. That brings the bike total up to 60miles, and yes, I am feeling it :-)

Best bit is knowing that every car that passes you at the top of Avondale will be stuck in the traffic that you wizz through at the bottom. Worst bit is the way that the real pro's cycle past you as if you where standing still on the 520 trial.

Illegal to pass...


...when red lights are flashing.

Here's hoping H doesn't apply the same rules to playing soccer in the garden. He's already better than his Dad.



Superman sneers in the face of danger... again.

Big Hill



One for Emma


No arty farty stuff here, just a straight up piccy of F and H yesterday afternoon somewhere North of Paradise with a volcano in the background.

Obviously this picture was sponsored, hence the caps.

Pictures of the kitchen to follow...

A little hill

flickr Us on a bench at Kautz Creek trail head 1.

The little hill peaking up in the background is Mount Rainier , all 14,411 feet of it.

flickr As well as taking in the viewpoint, we took a little walk up the trail…

  1. US-English / UK-English translation: ''Trail Head' == 'Where the footpath starts' 

Eagle Watching


While on route to Mount Rainier we stopped for a break - and spotted an Eagle!