Saturday, 24 January 2009

Russell in Suffolk

On Monday evening, with our babysitter happily installed, Picklesdad and I set off for The Ipswich Regent, to see RUSSELL BRAND, in only the 2nd date of his "Scandalous" tour.

We had good seats (12 rows from the front) but sadly were not allowed to take photos of the man in action, as there were several scary bouncers telling people off who tried.

When 'Sachsgate' broke I was worried this would be the end of Russell's tour, that he may not do a show. How wrong could I be! At least the first third of the show was 'Sachsgate' from Russell's point of view, not once did he bad mouth Mr. Sachs or his slightly unsavoury granddaughter, instead it was from the angle of how much of an over reaction there was from the media at the time and how much he enjoyed being the main topic on the Ten O'Clock news night after night.

Having since read some press reviews of this ACTUAL show, I am astounded at how much reporters make stuff up. One reviewer said there was a ripple of polite laughter at some of the jokes, and people were not finding the material funny. Was she in a different theatre, because from where I was sitting the WHOLE audience was in stiches for the entire 90 minute show.

After the show Russell did a brief walk around the foyer of the theatre where many many females of all ages were pushing and shoving to get closer to the man himself ( included!)
Picklesdad was in charge of the camera and managed to get this photo over the heads of all those people.

Thanks Picklesdad!

Russell Brand Shows 1 - Katherine Jenkins Shows 2



Tuesday, 20 January 2009

I have tried....

Ok, I have done my bit to educate my daughters in the world changing events taking place in USA today. In spite of much protesting I switched off Harry Hill's TV Burp from SKY+ and put on Sky News so they could watch Barack Obama being sworn in as President.

Pickle : Is that him?
Me: No.
Pickle: Is that him?
Me: No.
Pickle: Is THAT him?
Me: No, that's a woman.

I explained that he was making a promise, similar to the ones Pickle and Picklesister made at Rainbows and Brownies. Good so far.

After watching this I checked Pickle's understanding of what she had just seen.

Me: Pickle? Who is that man?
Pickle: Um, um err...Gordon Brown?
Me: No, he is Barack Obama. What country is he now in charge of?
Pickle: CHINA!
Me: Close enough Pickle.
Pickle: Can we have Harry Hill back on now?

Monday, 12 January 2009

SSSHHH Pickle!

In Tesco (other Supermarkets are available) yesterday a man walked past us. Ok so far.

As SOON as he had passed by us, Pickle said in her loudest, clearest voice..."Mummy, was that man wearing a wig, because his eyebrows were a really different colour to his hair?"

Time to make a hasty exit I thought!

Thanks to Jo for making me think of blogging this one.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

One Year on....

It is a year ago exactly since I blogged about Pickles 1st Reading Book. She has progressed really well and I thought I would show you what she is reading now.

There are now lots more words on each page and 32 pages in total. The words are much more complicated too with Pickle mispronouncing the name 'Kerry' every time it appeared in the whole book!

Friday, 9 January 2009


Since Basil died things have been so quiet in our house. Our other 2 cats, just don't DO stuff like Basil did....

Meet Holly....

and Sapphire.....

Lucky things!

New Year Walk

Before things got sad in our house and the weather got silly we had a new year walk across the fields near us.

Here is Pickle looking at some trees......

...but none of us fancied these **SPOOKY** trees much.

This horse was not particularly pleased to see us as it sounded really grumpy. We kept our distance just to be on the safe side.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Not such a Happy New Year....

Sadly Basil died on Monday night, he was 14 years old, with the body of a much older cat but the mind and spirit of a much MUCH younger one.

Rest in Peace Basil, you will be greatly missed.