Ready for the slopes

Ready for the slopes

Ready for the slopes, originally uploaded by rutty.

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We’re going on holiday to Cyprus in April – our first trip away with Ruby – and so we thought it best to buy the little lady some sensible eyewear. It was a sunny day today so on went the 100% UV protection sunglasses.

I have to say, she’s lookin’ just a little bit gorgeous in those bins!

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Future planning

Future planning

Future planning, originally uploaded by rutty.

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Oh happy days.

I’ve previously mentioned my imminent redundancy. I say “imminent” although the date could be anywhere between April and September before I’m cast aside like a worthless statistic.

It’s not all bad news though, because we’ve had some presentations from a few organisations looking out for our best interests. We’ll hopefully be able to get some extra training paid for by a West Midlands-based project aimed at redundancy-threated workers, plus there are opportunities from out-placements with prospective employers.

The Job Centre guy gave us a few slides setting out how poor we’re all going to be if we’re on job seekers’ allowance. I don’t want to be relying on that.

Overall, though, I think I’d much prefer to keep my job thanks [slight understatement alert]

Fingers

Fingers

Fingers, originally uploaded by rutty.

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I’ve taken most of my “2010 Year In Pictures” photos with my iPhone. I’m enjoying using my phone for this but it’s camera is, to put it lightly, poor.

I really should take more with my 400D but this requires me to remember to take it with me when we go places. I don’t often remember, and so grainy, old iPhone photos it is most of the time.

Not today. I’d just woken Ruby up and she was in a spectacularly happy mood, so I went back downstairs to get my camera. By the time I got back in her nursery she’d calmed right down and was busy sucking on her fingers. No smiles, then, just drool-encrusted fingers.

Still cute, mind.

I’m going to be killed for this

It’s been a while since I posted a joke, so here’s one from my work email:

A boy asked his mother the following question:

‘Mum, why are wedding dresses white?’

The mother looks at her son and replies: ‘Son, this shows your friends and relatives that your bride is pure.’

The son thanks his Mum and goes off to double-check this with his father.

‘Dad why are wedding dresses white?’

The father looks at his son in surprise and says: ‘Son, all household appliances come in white.’