Category Archives: Family fun

Me mucking about with the family.

Poxy wife, poxy kids…

19 January 2022

Original YT playout date: 24 June 2010
Duration: 5:07

They all had chickenpox, but they got better quite quickly…
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Bengal Cat Cares for Autistic Boy

Original YT playout date: 19 June 2010
Duration: 6:14

There are various animal therapies offered to autistic children – hippotherapy (which involves horses, not hippos, by the way), kynotherapy (known in Polish as “dogotherapia” as otherwise the carers might take them to the cinema instead of giving them King Charles Spaniels to play with, and even dolphins are pressed into service to give animal therapies to autistic children. What you don’t read about is cat therapy for autistic kids – well, it stands to reason, doesn’t it? Cats have autistic characters themselves, how are they going to help kids who are autistic interact?

Well, maybe because of that, they’re actually on the right wavelength to understand. Here see for yourselves how Pushkin has a relationship with my son George which seems to enrich both of them. Whenever he leaves the house, Pushkin follows him around and looks after him – but when a spider appears, the race is on and the fastest of the two gets the treat!
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Sophie Reads the New Gdansk Edition in the Rickshaw

Original YT playout date: 9 June 2010
Duration: 48:39

Sophie reads the New Gdansk edition in the rickshaw.
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The bumpy forehead and the little spoilsport

30 December 2021

Original YT playout date: 4 June 2010
Duration: 13:18

This April weekend I had the spot come back which occasionally I get right between the eyebrows. I noticed that if anything is big about a person, that causes them the biggest problems, and I have a big belly and big eyebrows so that’s where I have my problems. Here my longsuffering wife adminsters tea-tree oil in an attempt to reduce the swelling. The next day we go to the new big playground at ul Bytnara and Tanya takes to upsetting everyone’s ball games. People are very nice about it though.
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Family Saturday

Original YT playout date: 30 May 2010
Duration: 18:57

This is a typical recent Saturday at home, and out on the rickshaw.
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Happy Anniversushi!

Original YT playout date: 29 May 2010
Duration: 5:22

It’s our wedding anniversary, so what better way to celebrate than to get the sushis in? This time from http://www.besuto.pl .

Gochisoosoma!

By the way, Besuto is going strong unlike many of the places that have appeared in my films which now have a mainly memorial character.
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Sophie’s Class visit the European Bison

20 December 2021

Original YT playout date: 29 May 2010
Duration: 49:29

This is a first ever on my channel – Sophie had a school trip to see European bison, deer, wolves, lynxes, wild boar and wild horses that there are in the Bialowiezska forest, which is the border between Poland and Belarus. It is the only place that the wisent, or European bison survives in its wild state, although some of them are in enclosures so that the public can look at them.

Sophie asked to take my old video camera with her and this is what she did, with no help from anybody. Even the postproduction I simply sat and took her instructions on the font for the titles, the colours, the choice of background music. could we have a film-maker in the making?
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virus.exe

Original YT playout date: 23 May 2010
Duration: 5:01

Virus Attacks – what are they and how do they work? If they enter with an .exe file, do they exit with a .inte file? They’ve got proteins, they’ve got algorithm, they’ve got host cell, they can’t ask for anything more. And yet they do. They enter the host cell, which may be a bacterium, someone’s head or their computer with a payload, wrapped in a shell wrapped in a conundrum, which is either dangly legs hanging down to grab the bacterium or an email subject header repeating your name from your email so that you think it is from someone who knows you, even though you can’t remember any Norbert Y. Dinkleberry.
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Do you like butter?

Original YT playout date: 21 May 2010
Duration: 5:01

There’s only one way to find out, whether members of your family like butter. Don’t just ask them of course, just chase them around the house with a buttercup in the time-honoured fashion.
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Bigger madhouse than Renetto’s?

Original YT playout date: 16 May 2010
Duration: 19:56

Paul’s been videoblogging again and showing us some of the madness that goes on in his home, which gave me the strength to actually publich this film of our own madhouse, taken some time ago. I’ll put it up as a response to one of his and see if he still believes in video responses like he used to be a major champion of!
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Birthday Party in Tandoori Palace

Original YT playout date: 1 May 2010
Duration: 12:38

It’s my wife’s birthday, so we went to Tandoori Palace and invited some of her favorite people. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMwqJ4CxgOw is Richard’s TEDx talk, which is plugged here. You need to see this if you care about serious music in Poland.
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Special Guest in Czech Republic (My Prague Vlog #23)

Original YT playout date: 27 April 2010
Duration: 28:48

I am accompanied to Prague one time by a very special VIP.
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