Tuesday, 15 January 2008

My name is Rachael .....

and I am a cheat! Today's word on HS:MS is Away and because I couldn't think of anything else and because it is tipping it down outside so there is no chance of me going out to take pictures, I am using the same photograph that I used last year when we had the same word.


For those of you that didn't see it the first time this is the Ferry that we were supposed to be on to get home from France. The kids were on it with their Grandparents while all we could do was stand on the beach and watch it sail past. Somehow, I had managed to loose our passports in the car so we weren't allowed to get on a Ferry until the port in England opened. When we eventually got back to the UK we just drove straight through customs without any problems and without having to show any ID!!! Amazing. The passports were found when we got home, in the rear foot well of the car, not sure how we missed them the first 30 times we searched the car in France.

If I get the chance I will try and take a new picture later on today. I have 2 boys at home today Kyle has still got his man flu thing and Matt got a groin injury playing rugby yesterday so Pete said he could stay at home. Notice that it was Pete who said he could stay at home - I would have sent him in hobbling about and wincing every time he moves if I'd got to him first. So I have a day of boys who are not allowed on computers, the Wii, DS, PSP or PS2 as I refuse to let them enjoy having days off school. Ooooohhh just thought of the photo I can take later the boys being "Away" from school. Back soon.......

12 comments:

Jolanda said...

Great take on the word. I have lots of that kind of pictures too... but used another one for my take

maz said...

Good take Rachael. No idea how i'm going to do this one yet!
Richard (my dh) once picked up my passport instead of his when going to france on a golf trip- sailed through passport control no problem!

Louise Woolford. said...

I love that photo, and it has meaning too.

Chris said...

Fab take on the word Rachael... don't think I saw it first time around.
ROFL at you not allowing the boys to ENJOY their day off school by playing games...only right too!! but I bet they don't think so :D

Di said...

Oh what a great story! Sure it wasn't at the time but great now. Love the photo as well. Good thinking at the time to grab that shot! x

Bobs said...

That's a gorgeous shot, Rachael. Doesn't matter that it's been used before - it's still lovely!

mil lunares said...

well, I haven´t seen that shot before, I like it very much! Beside this, today seems to be cheating day at HS:MS... you are not alone..;-)

Sarah said...

Great picture, funny story....are you sure it wasn't all just a ploy to get a bit of time on your own?!

Louise said...

Great photo and great story.

Sue Nicholson said...

Great take Rach :-) I actually remembered the photo which is bloody amazing as these days I rarely remember anything!!!

Poor boys. Hope they recover soon, Mine have to watch "educational" t.v. programs in the morning whilst lying on the couch. I don't care what age they are aimed at they will still pick things up :-)

LOL at the PS2 etc I get that . . . totally . . . although caged animals come to mind when Joshua is deprived of said items!

Monday 21/1 or Tuesday 22/1 to see Mima? Can you do either?

Bye for now . . . Sue :-)

etteY said...

I remember that pic and the fun story behind hehehe! Gorgeous photo!

Mima said...

Love the fact that you don't let them onto the games, but I should imagine that makes already grumpy kids (due to not feeling well) even more grumpy!