Monday, December 29, 2008

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Wedding in Israel

Denise visited her relatives in Israel last month for Nir and Clara's wedding.

Here's a link to the photos:

Israel Wedding

Monday, September 15, 2008

Toby's 2nd Birthday - Scooting!

He's been playing with Ethan's Micro-T Scooter for some time - so we have got him one for this 2nd birthday which we celebrated on the weekend.

I'll post some video of them both scooting later!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Who's been sleeping in my bed?

....and is still there!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Save The Planet Tree Counter

Ethan and Toby have been busy Re-cycling to earn leaves on their Charlie and Lola Save The Planet Tree!
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Toby and Ethan playing chess

Ok, so it had to be Lego Chess.. and not convinced they have grasped all the rules yet... but its a start
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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Added a Flickr photo sidebar

On the top right sidebar of the blog you should be able to see a little grid of the latest photos uploaded to my Flickr Photostream.

If you click on a photo it will take you to the larger version on Flickr. You can then click "all sizes" and get even larger version.

So far no UK photo printing sites are affiliated with Flickr - but I imagine it won't be long before there is.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Trying to import Wordpress posts into Blogger

So I finally managed to get BlogSync the Java app working.

But looks like I've exhausted the number of blog posts allowed in one day (about 50?) So the importer thinks its posted 600 or so - but as you can see here - there's less than 20.... (I already did a test post of 40 earlier)

Try again tomorrow....

In the meantime you can treat this as getting installments of Ethan and Toby growing up in byte-sized chunks

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Test blog from iPhone

So hopefully this will show that quite a few new things are working:
New Pinnell Family blog on Blogger
123-Reg Nameserver being used
123-Reg DNS CName entry for google
Email address for posting to Blogger
GMail and iPhone setup to send photos correctly

Still to do:
Import 650 existing Pinnell Family blog entries from the old blog at
(hopefully using new Blogger Import tool)

Meanwhile - here's a nice picture of Toby from a couple of weeks ago :)

Mobile WordPress

So I'm trying to use the mobile WP client. Yesterday I wrote a long entry about why and how I was moving back to blogger for the Pinnell family blog.

Obviously the AI kicked in in the client software and crashed to app launcher rather than let me post the entry. However, when I restarted client it told me it was recovering the post - great. Not. Whenever I tried to post it, it crashed again. And thanks to Apple no cut and paste to save my entry somewhere.

Better stop now and see whether we get a crash with this post!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

New Pinnells blog

moving back to blogger

Monday, May 19, 2008

The path down to the river

20080518-WJP_2814-19, originally uploaded by Billius.

Stopped in Leigh on Sunday. Took Denise, Ethan and Toby down the path to the river. It would be about 33 years since I first ran across this field, looking forward to playing Pooh Sticks with my friends.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

In the garden

May 2008

Toby likes his new Crocs shoes!

Friday, January 4, 2008

Mending Bones

I've been back to the hospital to get a full round plaster cast - which also now goes above my knee.

Definately a bit tricky to get round now....

Went to nursery today - staying in the baby room for the 3 weeks I'm meant to have this cast on. Lots of things to play with which I can get to from floor height :)


Anyway, I'll let you know how I'm getting on later!

 Happy New Year!


Star Wars!

 Aunty Emma bought me a great Christmas present! Millenium Falcon made from Han Solo and Chewbacca Transformers!

So we 'had' to get a baddie spaceship to fight. Here is the Sith Infiltrator with Darth Maul! Boo-hiss!

Time for a show-down!

...Shortly before my Jedi knocked Darth Maul off the ledge...

Here's me and Toby 'Wan Kenobi" practicising with our Lightsabers (before Toby broke his leg)

Happy New Year,


Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Not a great way to start the New Year...

Toby arriving back from A&E this morning after breaking his leg. Known as a 'Toddler's Fracture' or Spinal Fracture (Tibia). Was attempting to step onto a slidy plastic stool from backdoor step... doh!
Toby arriving back from A&E this morning after breaking his leg. Known as a 'Toddler's Fracture' or Spinal Fracture (Tibia). Was attempting to step onto a slidy plastic stool from backdoor step... doh!