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June, 2012

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Father’s Day 2012

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Happy Father’s Day to all the Daddys out there! I had a lovely huge card from Anna & Tim, a relaxing couple of little snoozes, and a few drinks. Nice to chill out :)
The paddling pool got it’s 1st outing this year. Tim & Anna seem to be enjoying it. It was also Muska’s first weekend outside of the in-laws’ house!
This is another compilation post culled from a couple of tweets, to try and balance things out a little on the front page.

Anna Proudly Displays Her And Tim's Handiwork (and footwork!)
Tim And Anna In Their Paddling Pool

Treat lunch at Il Patio (Prosp…

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Treat lunch at Il Patio (Prospekt Respublika branch) with Irina, Anna & Tim. Sushi (Ira) and pizza (me & Anna) – http://t.co/TMEetBMM

Tim, Anna & Irina At Il Patio, Astana, Kazakhstan

Today’s lullaby 2drop off to w…

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Today’s lullaby 2drop off to was Sloop John B. Mid-80s Yeovil Cub Scout Gangshow, I never thought you’d be useful! http://t.co/IK4IwOwu

Tim sleeping. He really is in there somewhere!

Jubilee Party In The Park

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Once again, this is a quick summary of a few tweets and photos from yesterday. I’ll also add some pictures that Lara and Marina took.
Lara organized the event, with the idea of it also being an alternative to the Queen’s Birthday Party that most of us have been attending every year here in Astana. With John and Inessa now gone from Kazakhstan, our QBP invites have not magically appeared, so Lara decided to have an alternative QBP/Jubilee celebration. We toyed with the idea of renting a yurta out by Metro, but the cost and prohibition on bringing your own food or drink (there is a cafe at the same location) meant that we held it at a park near Highvill, and then moved on to Dan & Lara’s flat afterwards. Lots of delicious food (marmite sandwiches, mini-beefburgers and some Long Island Iced Teas were my personal highlights), and we had various forms of entertainment. The bits I remember were Dan finally playing some Green Day on his guitar (and I think Paul also played on his guitar), some Dombra-playing, and a game of Which Monarch Am I?

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OK, I’m publishing this post now, otherwise it will sit as a draft forever. I’ll try to remember to add a few picture titles later.