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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Craig's Birthday

Craig turned 11 years old at the beginning of October so we decided to take him to his first Manchester United game at Old Trafford.
We started the day by getting up at 5.30am and flying from Dublin to London Stansted. We met my parents there and went to my God parents house near Duxford in Essex. My godfather Peter is a season ticket holder at Old Trafford and kindly organised tickets for us for the game against West Bromwich Albion. After the long journey up to Manchester we had time to look around the United Superstore, which was absolutely packed with people trying to get a souvenir. Craig had his birthday money to spend and so treated himself to a lovely watch and gold chain with the United logo on them. We took a few photos outside of the ground and then it was time to go in and take our seats for the game.

Craig outside The Theatre of Dreams

The legendary Sir Matt Busby

George Best, Dennis Law and Bobby Charlton, heroes of the 1968 European Cup win

So we took our seats in the Stretford End Upper Tier and Craig's eyes lit up when he saw his hero, Cristiano Ronaldo. The pitch and the stadium looked amazing as we settled down to watch the game. When I say settled down, I mean rested our bums against the seats. The United fans stood for the whole game and sang songs about their favourite players (none of which I could understand because of the funny accents!) but Craig joined in at every opportunity!

Ronaldo warms up

The teams line up ready for the game

The Old Trafford dug out

Craig And Suzanne enjoying the game

And to cap the day off, United won 4-0......with Nani getting the last! (Great action photo taken by me!)

Mairead & Emmet's Wedding

In September, Suzanne and I went to the wedding of one of her very good friends. Mairead was the girl who came to London with Suzanne, back in November last year when the two of us met.

Due to Suzanne's "predicament" (ha ha) she wasn't allowed to drink so was in charge of baby sitting duties for Mairead's little boy, Connor!

Me holding the little man whilst he tried to get his hands on Suzanne's Coca Cola!

The Liverpool and United rivalry even spread to the top of the cake.

A rare photo of the two of together. :o)

The girlies all together, looking very pretty!

So much to say....

Hey much has happened since the last update in .....AUGUST!!! Every time I attempt to sit down and post some pics, I end up doing something else.

Anyway, here goes....enjoy!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Baby Nisbet on the way!!!!

As most of you will know by now Suzanne is expecting our first child on March 5th 2009. I can't begin to explain how happy we both are and the preparation has started already.

As you can see from the top of the page, the countdown is on to the big day and pics of scans and Suzanne's progress will be posted on here for all to see.

We've both obviously know for a few weeks now so it's time to let everyone know and look forward to the big day. This was the reason I originally wanted to start a blog and keep track of everything for years to come.

The first scan of our little baby!

Giving a little wave. :o)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Settling in

Ok so I've made it over here now and I've only just got the internet sorted so a few posts are needed on here to keep everyone up to date.
I set off on a Thursday evening about 7pm from London and arrived in Dublin at 7am Friday morning. Twelve whole hours of driving with my trusty dog Obi by my side was not too exciting especially as my exhaust decided to break away from my engine just outside Coventry! Not impressed!!!! But after that set back (two and a half hours waiting for the RAC to sort it out for me) I carried on to the ferry port at Holyhead and got there safely eventually.
The first two weeks were quite quiet as Craig was in Marbella with his Nana and then when they returned my Mum & Dad came to visit last weekend. So after a hectic weekend and then a few a days since playing golf with the boys, it's been a great couple of weeks in the Emerald Isle!!!

Who knows what could happen in the next few weeks!

Our house in Clondalkin

Dinner with Mum & Dad (taking the photo) on Friday night

Mum had to try a glass of the black stuff....

So Dad followed suit and wasn't too impressed!

Posing with a drink at the top of the Guinness Storehouse

Visit to London

Suzanne & Craig came to visit London in July for the weekend. For Craig it was the first time to London so we tried to fit in as many sites and attractions as we could. By the time the guys had to get back on the plane to Dublin we had seen so many places and had taken loads of photos........

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Last day at school

Yesterday was my last day at school. I've been a Safer Schools officer for just over two years and it has been the best job I've ever had. I've made some amazing friends and hopefully I'll see them all again very soon. As you can see from the photo the food was great and many beers were drunk in the following hours.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

In the beginning....

So there we were waiting to go into Keston Lodge on Upper Street in Islington when my life changed.

Someone couldn't be bothered to queue so we all decided to walk back down the road and go to O'Neil's Bar. Now I know what you're thinking, how could O'Neil's Bar be a life changing experience? (if you've been there you'll know it's not the greatest bar in London), but read on and I'll explain. We all wandered down the road, arrived at the bar with a funny looking doorman telling us that we had to pay to get in!!! Shocking! Pay to get in to a sh*tty bar that we didn't really want to go into. But all the same, we paid our £3 (yes that's all they wanted, although they should've been paying us to be fair!!!!) and in we went to a smelly drunken kind of music club. I have been there before on many occasions but the future did not look bright on this night.

From what I remember we got on the Vodka Red Bull straight away in order to take away the pain. Half way through the night, George and Nick went out for a(nother) fag and started talking to a couple of ladies. Well when I say "started talking to" I mean the blonde haired of the two decided to ponce a fag off of George, who in turn dragged them both back inside to come and chat to the boys and girls (Miche and Hels Bells were providing much entertainment too!). The darked haired Mairead was working her way through Magners Cider like they were gonna stop making them and the blonde Suzanne was was drinking Vodka like her life depended on it.

By the end of the night myself and Suzanne swapped numbers and promised to see each other again. I'm not sure if either of us believed it but little did we know it was the start of something very special.

We're now eight months on and I've decided to move to Ireland. I've never even wanted to live outside of Chingford, let alone another country. But that just tells you what kind of impression that this young lady from the south west of Dublin has had on me. I can honestly say that she is the kindest, most beautiful, thoughtful, amazing specimen of a female that I have ever met and I know that I will be spending the rest of my life with her.

The rest of this blog is going to be the story of our lives together, across the Irish Sea in a little village called Clondalkin.


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