Two Thousand and Seven

Happy New Year!

2006 has been a good year, it’s seen Nathan go from small baby with worrying tests for cystic fibrosis to toddler celebrating his first birthday and then running around happily with toys. We celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary, and took Nathan to England for the first time (more on that later).

The year in review last year was much grander, since there were more posts in 2005. I wish you all the best for 2007 and hope to make it a better year for blogging :-D.


  1. Merry New Year Simon !

  2. Simon

    3/1/2007 at 9:58 am


    Happy New Year to you too Fella. Looking like an interesting year already.


  3. Happy New Year to you all over there, especially that little “diving” boy. I love the way he just dives on you when you are on the floor. Back at work after an hour the holiday seems a long way away. Will try and work something out to visit to take advantage of cheaper fares in not too distant future (dad willing).

    Love Mum

  4. Simon

    3/1/2007 at 11:52 pm

    Hi Mum,

    Happy New Year!

    Boy is still diving… and starting to make sounds which are almost recognisable as words. He sort of says “meow” for cat.

    Love to see you whenever you can make it. Eurostar & Easyjet are cheaper at least one month in advance, so book early and we’ll move our schedule around as necessary.

    New Year present (should have been Christmas but that’s Christmas post for you) should be with you by now, got it?


  5. A very happy and enjoyable 2007 to you – and happy belated birthday to Nathan. Lovely stuff…!

    Nice post below on VHS. I still have fond memories of the utter sense of wonder when my parents first showed me a cartoon I’d only just watched, thanks to the magic of the new machine… I still have stacks on shelves, as with my only-reluctantly-neglected audio cassettes… But onwards and onwards indeed… If this computer, and its music-and-video-packed external hard drive, ever decide to pack it in, I will start to worry…

  6. Simon

    4/1/2007 at 9:57 am

    Hi Aidan,

    My first VHS video was “The Empire Strikes Back” which had just come out for rental when we got the VCR. I remember my brother and I fantasizing about getting a video for weeks (or was it months) and then Mum & Dad surprised us with the VCR and the tape freshly rented.

    My audio tapes & video cassettes are now slowly decaying in my garage or on shelves at my parent’s place. Some of them have been played a lot, and I shudder thinking about it sometimes. Nathan will grow up in a house where everything is on polycarbonate 120mm discs, varying magnetic hard drives and flash memory. It’s just not the same. The quality is better, you can access everything immediately, but just look at this page and tell me there’s not a tear in your eye.


  7. Happy new year to you too. I can’t get over how our babies have turned into real people. Eve loves diving on her dad too! Hope this year is full of joy for you all. We’re not planning a trip to france this year but maybe 2008?
    Anna xxx

  8. Happy New Year!! 🙂 Hope 2007 holds lots of fantastic stuff for you & yours. 🙂

  9. Simon

    4/1/2007 at 10:47 pm

    Hey Anna!

    Yeah funny how babies get all grown up in the space of a year and a few months, and start being like people. Hope you had a great time over Christmas!

    Sorry to have missed you when in France in 2006 but difficult travelling without major logistics these days…


  10. Simon

    4/1/2007 at 10:47 pm


    I’m sure it’s going to be a good year :mrgreen: