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Me: 41 years 310 days , Amanda: 37 years 8 days , Esme 6 years 147 days and Bradley 4 years 103 days . Telford UK, 213 miles NW of London. See more who and where
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Full name: Stephen Michael Hooker, nicknames: Acw, Zok. Born in Aberdare, used to live in 46 Peasant View, Godreaman, Aberdare, Mid Glamorgan where my parents still live. Also used to live in Selbourne (Selborne) Street, Chuckery, Walsall. Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Visual Communications from West Midlands College of Higher Education. Ran a business from The Custard Factory Digbeth.
10 February 2005
Throwing stones in Ironbridge
Another throwing stones trip to Ironbridge. Amazing the differences between seasons.
Looking down stream to the Ironbridge
From May this year, with lots of leaves.
May 2003 looking up to the power station, you can just see a cooling tower behind the trees
From October 2003, nice Autumnal colours
This Winter 2005. Looking up to the power station
Esme off to a pyjama party
Esme had to go to a girlie pyjama party. Sue's daughter Amy. And me and Brad go on a lad's afternoon out
Lad's day out in a Batman car
Dressed in pjs and slippers
A trip to Bridgenorth
Another trip the Bridgenorth.
As we are now near the very big shed and I'm acting a bit sneaky, they get the willies put up them thinking they're going to get told off any minute. As it was I merely decline an offer of a guided tour from the friendly staff.
Explaining coal to Teddy, Bradley, Dolly and Esme. Though it isn't dolly but I can never remember all her dolls names.
Looking into the sheds from the Bridge
Posing with her doll. Bradley was too scared due to the steam
Hey it's me! By Esme. I've grown my hair!
Another of Esme and Brad's cheeky grins
A nice cuddle
Looking at the River
At the pub always nice pix (and beer)
We go the the Kinnersley Arms in Leighton as often as we can which means once a month if we're lucky. It's a 5 mile drive.
Started going there on my way back home from fishing
Just after Bradley was born, and numerous occasions since:
Esme does a handstand in the pub. This is as high as she gets, and holds it for 2 or 3 seconds
Bradley doesn't hold it for so long, but they both get applause from Amanda and me. The rest of the pub ignores them
We stopped for a mean in the Kynersley arms
What a winning smiler Bradley is
She takes a good picture
Am I embarrassed? Nah! Everybody laughs with her, or rather they are too polite and bow gracefully
He waits patiently but they take far too lang at the bar and this bores Bradley the audience of one
The Sleeping Beauty Pantomime
And a great time was had by all. Bradley was a little scared of the nasty fairy, kept saying, "tell me when this bit is finished, Dad!" And hiding is face in the back of the seat. Them pulling it back to peep through under his arm.
We went with some friends of Amanda' sister, Amanda was to go but had to drop at the last minute, so as a stand in I was very pleased. Even if the main 'Buttons' character was quite camp and some of the jokes fairly risque. On the weekends apparently they are—for the parents. In the weekdays for the schools he's... well I can only guess.
Esme had been before, with the school so felt ever so confident there, even if she kept telling me what was happening and what was about to happen
Sponge Bob coming soon
We can't wait for the Sponge Bob movie, there's big excitement in our house. This snap was taken on the 4th Jan! Tomorrow, 11th of Feb it's out!