Do you have one of those drawers, usually in the kitchen, that is, to put it plainly, full of cr*p? Mine is (was) the drawer directly under the microwave. A drawer full of things that didn't have a home somewhere else. Before Marie Kondo was called for. Half an hour later, I had three piles … Continue reading Marie Kondo-ing the Junk Drawer
I signed up for Kerri Bradford's online class, The History Project, in January 2015, full of enthusiasm, but somehow it became one of those online courses that I didn't complete. I came across my uncompleted work in a drawer recently when looking for Lego instructions (as you do). As I flicked through the worksheets, I … Continue reading The History Project | Revisited
The Boy Child has never been a huge fan of Lego, per se.He likes it ready to play with, with Mum having done the hard work of building it.He currently takes part in Lego Therapy at school a few times a month, where he joins up with two other boys and they work together to complete … Continue reading Lego Therapy
I ran out of steam a little with collating numbers for the last two months of 2016.So much so, I filled two pockets with confetti and then stitched them shutbecause I didn't have anything else to put in them.Here's a look at November: 244: the number of lengths swum by me in the pool at the gym.21: … Continue reading Month in Numbers | November and December
We made our annual Christmas visit to Covent Gardenand Trafalgar Square earlier today.We go simply to see the decorations and the Nation's Christmas tree(which is a gift from the people of Norway).In the Piazza at Covent Garden, there was a train made from Lego, which The Boy Child was particularly taken with,and we were impressed that it … Continue reading Christmas in the West End
The next attempt at an adventure?The Art of the Brick in London's East End. The Boy Child loved it!And I thought it was pretty cool. The attention to detail was astonishing and some of the pieces were fairly big. Worthy of a mention were "Scream" and the polar bear, because it was incredible cute. Following on from yesterday, The … Continue reading The Art of the Brick | Photo Heavy
Hi, hi, c'mon in! So lovely to see you.I've got the kettle on so let's get your coat off and get you comfortable.The weather is so strange at the moment, it's difficult to know what to wear, isn't it? One moment we're in hats and gloves and the next, we're sweltering in too many layers!You … Continue reading Sharing a Cuppa
As The Boy Child finished Year 2, The Brainy One and I decided, after much discussion, that we should tell him that he has Autism.I'd previously briefly mentioned our plan on the blog and someone (if that was you, please remind me) recommended a book called Can I tell you about Autism? It's written for … Continue reading Having That Talk
1:2 scale model of a Rolls Royce aero-engine.Made from Lego.Zoom In | Zoom Out is Helena's idea and you can see more here.
The children in The Boy Child's class are participating in Operation Christmas Child this year. My mum has filled a shoebox for years, always for a boy and always age appropriate to the age of her grandsons. My sister used to buy stuff for a homeless teenage boy when she lived in Scotland.As well as … Continue reading Christmas Comes Early?