A quick update on our little girl – not so little any more at 7.5 months!

Amy is going great guns on her food (apparently I’m not allowed to mention her thighs, and I’m definitely not allowed to call her “thunder thighs”… oops! 😉 ) and as a result is looking very healthy on the charts. She’s a happy wee girl and with Lou recently returning to part-time work I’ve had the pleasure of some daddy-days with her of late.

While still not crawling, she does do a good beached whale impersonation, and can sit fairly well now with her first vocalising sound being “ba”. 🙂 She’s also found her toes, loves anything with buttons (has her own cell phone as a result) and thinks her crazy brother is hysterical.

Finally, here’s a recent vid (~6 months) having fun with Mum,

IE6 denial message

Came across this doing the rounds on Twitter today – I think via @freitasm first – a nice little site roadblock for IE6 users on

By John Martz,

Also a chance for me to test blogging directly from Flickr… Oh, and if you want to see the full size image, click through to Flickr.

(edit 1: added tags, categories and links – turns out posting via Flickr is pretty basic!

edit 2: well clearly it worked, despite Flickr saying the post failed – weird.

edit 3(!): image link died – fixed now and image is Creative Commons. Yeah, well, too much pain here so I won’t be blogging from Flickr again!)

The Man Rules

Yes, this has probably done the rounds many, many times, but it’s simply too good (and true!) not to share here…

The Man Rules

At last a guy has taken the time to write this all down.

Finally, the guys’ side of the story. We always hear “the rules” from the female side. Now here are the rules from the male side.

These are our rules!
Please note, these are all numbered “1” ON PURPOSE!

1. Men are NOT mind readers.

1. Learn to work the toilet seat. You’re a big girl. If it’s up, put it down. We need it up, you need it down. You don’t hear us complaining about you leaving it down.

1. Sunday sports – It’s like the full moon or the changing of the tides. Let it be.

1. Crying is blackmail.

1. Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one:
Subtle hints do not work!
Strong hints do not work!
Obvious hints do not work!
Just say it!

1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.

1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That’s what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 days.

1. If you think you’re fat, you probably are. Don’t ask us.

1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one

1. You can either ask us to do something Or tell us how you want it done. Not both. If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.

1. Whenever possible, please say whatever you have to say during commercials.

1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we.

1. ALL men see in only 16 colours, like Windows default settings. Peach, for example, is a fruit, not a colour. Pumpkin is a vegetable. We have no idea what mauve is.

1. If it itches, it will be scratched. We do that.

1. If we ask what is wrong and you say “nothing,” we will act like nothing’s wrong. We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.

1. If you ask a question you don’t want an answer to, expect an answer you don’t want to hear.

1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine. Really.

1. Don’t ask us what we’re thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as FOOTBALL or motor sports.

1. You have enough clothes.

1. You have too many shoes.

1. I am in shape. Round IS a shape!

1. Thank you for reading this. Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight, but did you know men really don’t mind that? It’s like camping.

Thanks Jen! 😉