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Got up earlyish again and despite not really feeling at well went to the boot fair at wincheap park and ride Some good stuff but not a lot.  Saw Rachel’s Mum and Dad there. And Alexander waved for the first time. He was very happy walking around the boot fair and was talking to everyone who went by.

Then had something to eat (cardboard tasting scrambled eggs) in Morrisons while we fed Alexander.

The we went to mother care to look around at travel cots. brought a few sleep suits. Then came home. I wanted to do some work but Rachel crashed and flaked out so I looked after Alexander. Then more housework and more cooking and more looking after Alexander. Didn’t get to start work until 10.00. Half watched 28 Days later at the same time. Made some good progress but there’s lots of little bits to look at.

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Woke up feeling much much better. In fact I thought it had all gone! Got up early and we went into town. I had my hair cut and then we wandered around town. Really wanted to go home early but we ended up wandering all day again. Look at the Eurofair which was very busy. Bumped into Jane. Then we went over and looked at the new Christchurch Library. Saw Sandi, Gay and Monique. The building looked amazing.

Got home and had to tidy up and cook tea. By the time we had done everything it was late. Also took down the play pen that we are not really used as yet and moved things around in the nursery ready to try him sleeping in the cot.

Watched Strictly Come Dancing and a few other bits then went to bed feeling exhausted.

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Day off Ill

Woke up feeling very ill. Hot and sweaty, dizzy when I moved and splitting headcahe. Had to take the day off, if for nothing else I wasn’t safe to drive.

Slept in until about midday when I got up and had a little to eat. Spent most of the afternoon alseep on the sofa with Alexander while Rachel did some housework.

Then had to cook some dinner for us. Not mush else happened really. Was supposed to ring Vic, but dropped him an email to let him know I was ill.

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Surprise Visit

Was feeling pretty ill again this morning. Feeling dizzy too. Was contemplating having the day off but thought I would feel better going in. It worked to an extent.

It was lucky that I did as Nigel turned up with the device and went through some stuff with us. Made more progress on the socket server stuff and came up with some more things we need to implement.

Rang Rachel, Alexander seemd ok but tired. We will monitor this.

Finshed a good part of the updates needed to the site plus chased Jon and Stuart. We now have a working unit that is reporting to us every hour.

Came straight home. Alexander was very restless but finally got hin to sleep. The Rachel screamed at a daddy long legs that came near her and woke him up. He sat in his highchair by us at dinner but was still very restless so I sat him on my lap. He made full advantage of that by eating my mash potatoe which he loved.

Took a while to settle him down after tea, had his milk and played for awhile. Rash looked a liitle better by the time he went to sleep.

Done tesco’s shopping online and had I Robot on in the background. Film 4 is just so repetiive.

Noticed on Facebook today that Daniel has a new girlfriend. Don’t know if he has actually met yet as she is in nottingham.

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Work, Ilness and Accidents

Woke up felling quite ill, sore throat, very hot and a little nauseous. But felt better once I got going. Lucky I did as Tim is dosed up with pain killers due to the fact that he fell off a ladder last night. He has badly bruised his back but could have been worse – he thought he had broken it.

Rachel took Alexander to the health visitor and the doctor today as he has both a rash and keeps scratching his ear so we think he might have an ear infection. He has been given antibiotics and some cream. Hopefully that will help him, though he’s not too bothered. They then went into Canterbury.

Hopefully James will ring Vic tonight as I am planning an early night.

Have to try and sort out some more stuff on the socket server – specifically whether I can get it to accept echo back. Its now way beyond anything I have done before.

Also had to chase Jon at Capstone.

Rachel rang to say she was exhausted and shall we get a takeaway, so got a Chinese from across the road.

Got home – Alexander was very unsettled, his rash seems to be getting worse and his ears. Spent most of the evening trying to settle him and sort him out. Didn’t get the early night we was intending.