Archive for February, 2009


Friday, February 27th, 2009

You see, babies can be a bit time-consuming, so we have got lots of things we want to write about, but haven’t had time to post anything yet.

But there is stuff on its way… oh so exciting! :) In the meantime, I leave you with a quote from a card our lovely friends Lisha and Ian sent us:

“A baby’s more than a gift from heaven, it is also a pooping alarm clock that you can’t set or unplug.”

That’s wisdom, that is.


Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Que est ce que c'est, RSS?

Selon Le Journal du Net, on peut expliquer RSS comme...

un outil pratique et simple d'utilisation pour diffuser du contenu et, à l'autre bout de la chaîne, se tenir au courant des mises à jour de ses sites favoris
Et c'est quoi, ton site favori? Ah oui, c'est vrai... c'est

Uh... j'ai compris ça. Et alors?

OK, on ne pense pas, cher lecteur, que tu nous rends visite chaque journée. Bien sûr, nos aventures sont passionants et irrésistibles, mais tu est occupé avec tes affaires. Pas de problème. RSS te donne le solution. Si tu est abonné à notre "flux RSS" (ah, j'aime biens ces traductions français!), tu peux rester au courant sans visiter notre site, par lire le flux. À moins que tu notes quelquechoses intéressant... comme un article à propos le couleur du caca de Cillian, ou qu'est ce que on a mangé hier... etc. Chouette, non? Oui, c'est le pied.

Bref, clique sur le image de RSS (petit carre orange) / Totoro, à la droite sur le page d'accueil.
Merci! :)

What the heck is RSS?

Well, according to, RSS is…

… a format for delivering regularly changing web content. Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it.

A more technical description can be found on Wikipedia.

Great. So what?

Well, instead of you having to visit our fantasically interesting blog so that you can find out what colour Cillian’s poo is (more on that in another post), or what we had for dinner yesterday, or where we went on holiday… all those myriad exciting things… you can simple subscribe to our RSS feed, and be updated. That way, if you spot an article you want to read more about (or see the pictures for), you can then choose to visit our site. Neat, huh?

So I have just recently changed the link to RSS. If you’re already a subscriber, and I know that as many as TWO of you already are, please can you unsubscribe, and then resubscribe? Click on that RSS / Totoro image, up there on the right hand side, and away you go.


Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Woaw... le petit mec commence à sourire! C'est trop cool... mais c'est aussi importante de reconnaître la difference entre "je souris parce je suis heureux" et "je souris parce que je viens de faire caca"...

Wow, this morning, I went in to talk to Ka just after she had finished feeding the youngster. As he looked at me, he gave me a big grin. Great! Later on today, he did the same thing with Ka. And we are quickly learning to tell the difference between a grin and a poo… a grin comes complete with dimples, and perhaps an expressive gurgle; a poo has a somewhat relieved and satisfied smile, but less humour and depth. Good to know.


Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Well, an upgrade to the latest version of Wordpress seems to have gone swimmingly. I have reactivate a couple of plugins, but basically it’s done. And the cool (and a bit geeky, I admit) thing is that I am now able to manage my blog from my iPod. Wow.

Well, it impressed me!


Saturday, February 21st, 2009

BBC TestcardDear avid readership…

The il pleut? website is going to have a nice cup of tea, a sit down, and maybe a couple of biccies while we do some bricolage behind the scenes.

So there might be a bit of downtime… do not adjust your sets. We’ll be back with you as soon as possible…

It’s not smiling, it’s just wind

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Or wait… maybe it really is smiling. From what we’ve read and heard, babies don’t start smiling and meaning it until they’re a few weeks old. Before that, they’re a bit like David Beckham. Point a camera at him and he smiles, but you’re not convinced that there’s anything behind it.

Today, though, there was definitely some smiling going on. Mainly, this happened after I grinned like a maniac at Cillian… until my jaw ached and my eyes were watering. Then, we were treated to the little guy’s magic, dimpled, lop-sided smile. But it may have been a desperate attempt on his part to stop this crazy big person pulling faces at him.

Even so, it was pretty exciting.