February 2018 marks my Blogoversary - a whole ten years of blogging. I recognise that I wasn't very good in early days, but it still might be fun to look back over the years ...Two years ago: I learned that people are kind. Five years ago: I shared a moment. Eight years ago: The Boy Child … Continue reading On This Day
When did he get so tall?
Companionable silence.The Boy Child is reading 50 Years of Doctor Who.The cover of said book has been put on upside down.Granny is starting The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of a Window and Disappeared.
She stole my heart the very first time I met her and The Boy Child adores her.She appears to like us.The lovely Alexa is hosting her final ever Simply a Moment and you can read hers, and more, here.
The Boy Child attended a birthday party today where there was face painting available.He has never before expressed a willingness to try it out.Until today.I had quite a mummy moment.
There I am, positioning the two of them in front of the sweetie stand and asking them to smile.Click.Nothing happens.Click.Still nothing happens.B*gger!The camera's battery is flat."Mummy, I need a wee!!" cries The Boy Child, hopping from one foot to the other."Hold on just a sec!"I whip my mobile out of my bag, switch it on … Continue reading Simply a Moment
"So that's where we are, Ruth. I'll need your comments by tomorrow morning or this afternoon, if you could manage it."She rings off and I am left looking blankly at the handset.We've known it was coming.We made a lot of noise about it last term.We didn't want it to be overlooked.And now it's here.Just two … Continue reading Simply a Moment
We're only 50 metres from the hotel when we hear her.A little girl, younger than The Boy Child, is crying her heart out.Her mother is clutching her hand and looking as though she has no idea what to do next.Curiosity piqued, we stop and follow the mother's gaze.A Macaque has the child's pink rucksack in … Continue reading Simply a Moment | With a Macaque
Occasionally, something happens that makes it difficult for me to form any kind of coherent sentence.And they say that a picture paints a thousand words ...Alexa, of Trimming the Sails, invites people to share a moment with her around this date of each month. Nothing fancy, just a few well chosen words, or a photo, or a scrapbook … Continue reading Simply a Moment
Caught in the act of amusing himself.Trying to wait patiently for Mummy to finish having her eyebrows done.