Category: Michael’s Happenings

Meeting a New Brother

After dinner at home last night, I drove the children into the hospital to see Mummy and meet their new little brother. We had some lovely gifts for Mummy, a Lego set for Jonathan, and a bag of chips to eat in celebration. Each of the children had […]

"I'll have half-a-dozen, thanks"

0929 on May 22, 2006 witnessed the safe arrival of Jonathan Samuel Sampson, weighing in at 9 pounds 8 ounces. We left home at 0715 to drive into Christchurch, arriving at the hospital by 0800. An hour and a half later, we had a sixth son on our […]

It's all Batman's Fault …

One of my sons asked for the Lego’s Batmobile: Two-Face’s Escape (#7781) for his upcoming 9th birthday. I was at Toyworld a few weeks back, and managed to buy it without any of the boys noticing. A few days ago, he changed his mind, and said he now […]

Turning 34, March 17

It was my 34th birthday on Friday, and I celebrated quietly at home with my family. The children gifted me another knight for my office desk, and Katrina gave me some chocolate and other edibles. Wider family gifts included some coffee, money for outdoor furniture, and fudge slice. […]

Batman Begins, Mar 9

There was a long period of time … perhaps 6 years or so … when I didn’t watch TV or movies, but since the debut of the Lord of the Rings, I’ve become a bit less restrictive in my movie watching. The latest item I’ve really enjoyed is […]