I've been on a 500 mile round trip today, letting the train take the strain.The Boy Child loves the train, especially if we go First Class.Free WiFi for him.Unlimited mugs of tea for me.Not to mention the whole calm-of-first-class experience.The journey Up was uneventful and Granny was there to meet us."Bye, Mummy. See you in … Continue reading Hopes, Dreams and Goldfish
He's been going to swimming lessons every Sunday afternoon for almost two years.He hasn't given up.He kept on trying.Float on his back? Tick.Summer 500: 440.
The weather continues to be fabulous, with temperatures reaching as high as 30C.What to do?Strip down to your pants and have a water fight, of course.But perhaps draw the line at going down the home-made water slide.And when it gets too much, have a siesta.The siesta was tempting, I can tell you.Summer 500: 441.
1) The holiday haircut. Less is more in this hot weather. But perhaps not this much less. 2) Playing Shut the Box, a maths game that doesn't feel like a maths game. 3) Flowers for a friend. 4) The first Red Cross parcel sent to Texas.5) The Boy Child having a playdate with The Good Friend and the first thing … Continue reading Five on Friday
Zoom In | Zoom Out is Helena's idea and you can see more here.I took The Boy Child and his posse up to Chelsea today for a visit to Grandad P, lunch at the Golden Arches and then a spot of culture at the Saatchi Gallery. I need to see the selfie. Little Miss S. had the … Continue reading Zoom In | Zoom Out and Chelsea, Ancient and Modern
The Brainy One decided to take the morning off work in order to take The Boy Child to the RAF Museum.Visiting there is invariably a boys only trip.Those of us who stay behind get on with their usual activities.They check the garden thermometer...... which possibly has a touch of heat stroke.They squeeze in lunch out … Continue reading This Life
By the law of averages, not every day of the summer holidays can be filled with limitless excitement and adventures.Chores. The mundane. The everyday.They have their place and, ideally, should be done as soon as possible.Such as the purchasing of socks, pants and new school shirts (on the last day of the 20% off sale).Which … Continue reading Mix and Match
We began this first full week of the summer holidays with a spot of culture.Which allowed for a few more finds on the Photography Scavenger Hunt list.#1: A sign welcoming people to your hometown (or a nearby town).Welcome to the City of London. The Square Mile. Home to the UK's Financial Centre. And where The … Continue reading Summer in the City | Photography Scavenger Hunt | Summer 500
The Brainy One had the all clear from his surgeon earlier this week.And the go ahead for a new regime of exercise and diet.Which meant that the trailer bike could come out of the shed.The boys rode off to the park and I walked down with the pooch.Rendezvousing at the cafe.Which goes against the earlier … Continue reading Wheely Good
We kicked off the summer holidays with a bang and spent the afternoon with a group of friends and family on the River Thames. The weather was glorious and the scenery beautiful.The children got to have a go at driving the boat.When they could be persuaded away from football magazines.Some stole the show, without even trying.I … Continue reading Messing About on the River