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We walked four miles along the river yesterday. A bit of sunshine makes the world of difference.
The 6.30 alarm was a bit of a shock this morning, a rude awakening. Every holiday I think about all the work I could and should be doing and how nice it will be to get back to it, and then I spend the first day of term drifting round the house feeling lost. So, [...]
As our oven gradually stopped being able to reliably heat things (it’s one and only role in life) I as slowly stopped baking. I’ve been surprised by how much I missed it. But now we have a strange new oven. I’m not friends with it yet, but I think we’ll get along just fine in [...]
moon cycle, created with linen, bleach and seed stitches My Dad’s got a new telescope and we’re inheriting his old one. I haven’t told the boys yet as it’ll be a while before we get to Kent to pick it up. Waiting is hard when you’re 8. I’ve been preparing myself for my new hobby [...]
The boys had an inset day today, so we headed to a bitterly cold and grey South Bank. The top picture is actually still in colour. We finally went on the Eye (it’s only been open 13 years) and then to the Sea Life Centre. The jelly fish were mesmerising.
Yesterday, Joe went to the barbers with a picture of the new hairstyle he wanted and his own money to buy hair wax with. Today, Joe played very patiently and kindly with a wooden train set for over an hour with a 3 and 5 year old. We’re growing up.
Did you know that B &Q have free woodworking classes? The boys made bird boxes at the weekend with proper power tools. They were both pretty proud of themselves. I’ve taken to eating my porridge with a sprinkling of cinnamon (and a lot of brown sugar). Very daring of me, don’t you think!
dress in everything you own, play in snow ’til you can’t feel your fingers and toes, take off everything you own, drape wet clothes on every radiator in the house, dry Betty, eat and drink until thoroughly thawed out. Repeat.
Tony came home with tulips. How romantic I thought. And then he said ‘I only got them because they were reduced to 60p’ thanks love.