Friday, 6 February 2009


One of my colleagues at the office collared me a couple of days ago.

"I was talking to my ex's nephew on facebook last night" (There goes that old facebook thing again!) "he's working in the French Alps and I asked him if he knew Vinnie. He said "Vinnie the chef? Yes I know Vinnie, he lives near me"".

"It can't be the same Vinnie surely. What's his name"


"OK, I'll ask Vinnie next time I speak to him".

As I was leaving the office I asked SallyAnn to write his name down for me (old memory isn't what is was you know). As she was writing it down my mobile rang. It was Vinnie! Scary!!

"Hi, Vin, we were just talking about you. Do you know Sam?"

"Yes, that's why I'm ringing. He's standing right beside me. He is a chef at the bar I drink in."

How's that for a co-incidence?

Isn't this image perfect? Noah is now 2 weeks old whereas Sporty Dad is 1308 weeks old. Question. Which one is the baby? Noah is a wonderfully behaved, in fact he sleeps so much that I have trouble visiting when he is awake! On the other hand Sporty Dad is not so well behaved and is always awake when I visit. Only kidding Sporty Dad, you are perfect too.


Anonymous said...

that is a sweet photo ,plenty of ooooooooo factor

Maggie May said...

I just love the photo. Perfectly peaceful. You must be proud of them both.

I have similar ones of my daughter with oldest grandson!

rosiero said...

Love the photo. As for Vinnie/Sam, it is scary just how small the world can be sometimes!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Small world indeed RAC. Huge to that beautiful baby though - the little one I mean! Lovely photo. Definitely one for the family album. A x

DogLover said...

Amazing! and a great title, too!

Anonymous said...

Lovely photo - one for the album! Have never believed in coincidences..

CJ xx

Retiredandcrazy said...

Sweet photo of a sweet guy and a sweet baby VM

Retiredandcrazy said...

I am proud of them Maggie.

Retiredandcrazy said...

I know Rosiero, OG and I were once checking out of a hotel in the back of beyond Wyoming. It turned out that two of the reception staff came from this village!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Anne I think you might be harbouring a secret hug for the dad too?

Retiredandcrazy said...

Thanks for commenting on the title DogLover. Are we the only oldies left to have seen that movie?

Jay said...

Wow, that is quite a coincidence!

It must be a FaceBook thing - I started playing Scrabble on there recently and found myself randomly playing a game with the same name and surname initial as a niece I'd lost touch with when she was about twelve (broken marriage, same old story). Her profile picture was small, but the young woman looked a lot like my niece's mother must have looked when she was young, and the kid with her had a distinct look of the boys in our family so I asked.. and yes, it was her!

Noah is so sweet. So's his Dad! ;)

We were both stunned. LOL!

dulwichmum said...

OHMYGOD! How perfect!