Saturday, October 23, 2010

Tower bridge

Driving over Tower Bridge in London, yay!

-- jo xx

Monday, August 30, 2010

Sunny bank holiday

Stuck in traffic on a bank holiday on our way to go to Wales biking.

At least the sun is shining!

-- jo xx

Location:Landcross Rd,Manchester,United Kingdom

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Thanks :)

Just a quick note to thank all who have blessed us with texts, notes, gifts, cards, and quiet words of encouragement over these past couple of months.

Truly we've been blessed.
- Matthew.

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Just Chillin'

At Trof on a rainy Saturday afternoon.

-- jo xx

Location:Landcross Rd,Manchester,United Kingdom

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Best Present Ever

Without a doubt the most appropriate, timely present ever. Amazing coffee at the push of a button as we wander into the kitchen in the morning for the last time each night...

Matthew - on Jo's phone as always :)


Friday, June 18, 2010


Introducing Samuel. 2.4kilos and 3.5wks premy.

Location:Oxford Rd,Manchester,United Kingdom

Monday, May 31, 2010

One Last (pre-3-of-Us) Shin-dig

With only 5 weeks to go until bump joins our little family we took the opportunity to do some of the things that might prove to be a little more difficult with a bub.
So we're in London for the weekend staying at Canary Wharf courtesy of Catchy & Sarah. (thanks guys!)
Yesterday we saw not one, but two(!) West End shows & shared a lovely dinner at Chev Gerard French Restaurant.
We had booked tickets for 'Wicked' at the Apollo Theatre in Victoria. It is absolutely phenomenal!! Loved it loved it loved it!!! Music was amazing, staging was brilliant, & the girl who played the Wicked Witch of the West had the most captivating voice I think I have ever heard. I didn't want it to end!
After our French dinner, we were surprised by a friend who saw some cheap tickets last minute for the night performance of Sweet Charity, so off we went... Apart from being way up in the Gallery & feeling uncomfortably preganant the show was great! What a treat! Thanks Jonny!!!

We're now sitting in a lovely little delicatessan on bank holiday Monday; been here since breakfast, and just had lunch, enjoying a very lazy day.
Last night we caught up with Maciek and Una back at Waterloo and saw Invictus at the BFI- brilliant film- after a fun dinner at the pub we used to hang out at when Matt worked at Evans Cycles. One hightlight..on the way home in a packed tube, a lady very 'politely' asked a man to get up because 'this lady is really pregnant'!! Hehehe. Feeling slightly embarrassed and very red in the face I gladly accepted the seat! ;)

Such a fun weekend! To top it all off we have first class tickets back to Manchester.

Thankyou Matthew for a fun filled, exciting and relaxing weekend. You're the best!!

-- jo xx

Location:Barrier Point Rd,East Ham,United Kingdom

Thursday, May 27, 2010


On a surprise date. Matt picked me up from work & whisked me away to our favourite pub for dinner.
Have to cherish these moments, they're going to be a distant memory very soon.

-- jo xx

Location:A56,Manchester,United Kingdom

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Penny Farthing

Went for a lovely Spring walk with a friend yesterday & stumbled across this fun cafe which is also a Penny Farthing museum.
The cafe still has an old sign out the front that says "free tea to penny farthing riders". :)
The best bit though was witnessing a steady influx of older men meeting at the cafe, dressed in knicker bockers, tweed coats & long socks walking alongside their penny farthings, (see above) waiting to join the May Day Parade.
Just fun!

-- jo xx

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Peaks in the Sun

Sitting here in the middle of a sunny Saturday afternoon on the top of Pym Chair two and a half miles NW of Edale looking up across Kinder Scout to Edale Head.

If you look closely you can see Jo, Catchy and Sarah walking the Yellow Brick Road (granitic, slab path) up the hill.

Great times !

Matt (on Jo's phone... [phone jealousy] )