Friday, May 27, 2005

Bob's Your Uncle

The unthinkable happened today in England... it was warm. Yesterday it got so warm that I had to shed my sweater(jumper) on my bike ride home. But today it got up to 80! Don't worry. The high tomorrow is supposed to be around 62 and in the 50's after that. I almost had reason to wear one of the two short sleeve shirts I have here (aside from T-shirts of course).

Speaking of weather... Mary and I were watching the news the other night and the weather--uh--person said we should take a long look at the weather map because it would be the last we'd see of it on the BBC. The next day they changed to a 3-D map. For normal people, this would not matter, but, fortunately the UK has plenty of abnormal people. See where we get it?

I commented about Mark Goodacre's accepting a position at Duke the other day. Well other folks weighed in as well. Of note here is Michael Pahl, a Canadian who teaches at Prairie Bible Institute in Alberta (north of Montana). Michael will be bringing his wife and kids over later this year to fulfill his required stay in Birmingham as part of the external PhD program (much as I have done). Michael's supervisor is also Mark Goodacre, and it looks as if Michael's arrival in the UK will coincide nicely with Mark's departure. But, Michael, you and your family are in our prayers. At least he can take comfort in the knowledge that the winter over here will be easier on them than it was us. And it appears that Michael plans to blog his time here... and call it the Anglo-file, too. Here, here!

Mary and I check yahoo every night to see what's on TV. Tonight something interesting is appearing on Channel 5 apparently... The Patriot. At first, I thought it had to be the Steven Seagal one, not the Mel Gibson one. Apparently, the folks at Yahoo couldn't decide so they put this description. FWIW, the Seagal Patriot is on now... don't imagine the Brits care too much for the Gibson one.

Now, for the part most of you care about... Helen pics:

Most fun part of the day: bathtime
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Using the mouth keeps the hands free
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After bath, her favorite game (with her favorite towel): Where's baby Helen?
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The same game at another time and with her coat:
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3 Comments:

At 2:57 PM, Blogger Michael Pahl said...

Michael, thanks for the notice on here. My Anglofile, Too! blog is currently a bit of a prayer letter sort of blog for friends and family while we're preparing to go to Brum. Once we're there I do plan to use that blog to post my own reflections as "a Canadian in England," much like your blog has been.

Cheers!

 
At 7:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a pretty little girl.

Hope all is well.

Bill

 
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