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Sophie Lynne Swift

April 15, 2012

2011 was an eventful year on a global scale, but it was also pretty eventful for us and, fortunately for us, in a very positive way. On December 14th Sophie Lynne Swift arrived into the World. She is now four months old and is developing well. Joseph was a little bit suspicious at first, but […]

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Ed’s Tri4Joe: Race Day!

June 27, 2010

The big day has arrived for Ed – today is Ironman France in Nice. We met Ed earlier this week and he was look very fit and ready for the race today. We know he can do it and we know that he’s going to sail round the course! We’re keeping our fingers and toes […]

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Family Inc.

June 6, 2010

Before Joseph arrived into our lives, Colette and I used to spend most of our lives riding our bikes together. So much so in fact, that Colette got rather good at it and competed internationally, including the Cycling World Championships in 2003 and 2004. It was because of cycling that we fell in love with […]

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Ed’s Tri4Joe: 4 weeks to go

June 6, 2010

Ed’s training is going well (mostly) and finally he has been blessed with a decent run of good weather. Not only will this benefit his training, but it will also give him a chance to tan his legs a bit, which is a highly important attribute of any triathlete! Swimmers must be the most dedicated […]

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Ed’s Tri4Joe: 5 weeks to go

May 30, 2010

Introduction On 27 June 2010, our super-hero friend Ed Nicoll will compete in Ironman Nice (3.8km swim, 180km bike ride and a 42km run) and raise money for the European Leukodystrophy Association (ELA). This will be Ed’s first Ironman, but he is not by any means a stranger to endurance sports: Ed has already competed […]

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ELA Football Tournament

May 30, 2010

Raises 4000 Euros for ELA Last weekend we were invited once again to the The ELA Cup organized by our local football team AS Gresivaudan (ASG) at Pontcharra. This year’s edition of the tournament took place in perfect conditions and saw 16 under-13 teams from all over France and as far afield as Germany demonstrating […]

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Happy New Year 2010!

January 10, 2010

Joseph had a great Christmas and New Year and was utterly spoiled by his grand parents and auntie and uncle. We think this year was the first year that Joey started to understand and get excited with presents. Like most children of his age (perhaps a bit younger) he seemed more interested in the wrapping […]

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Happy Third Birthday Joseph!

October 7, 2009

Joseph on TV for ELA Joseph celebrated his third birthday on Monday with us and his grand parents who had just arrived from Ireland. This was his first birthday where he understood the thrill of opening cards and presents (along with his parents!), so thank you to everyone that sent something. The morning got off […]

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The ELA Cup

May 29, 2009

We’ve just come back from the opening ceremony of The ELA Cup organized by our local football team AS Gresivaudan at Pontcharra. The football tournament kicks off tomorrow and has attracted 16 under-13 teams from around the Isere region and further afield. In fact, three of the teams have travelled by bus all they way […]

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Epic4Joe – mission complete

March 29, 2009

I have just received Mark’s report of the final stage of the Cape Epic which you can read on the diary. Thank you to everyone who has supported them. Together you have raised well over two thousand pounds for the Myelin Project UK. We really appreciate it.

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