Monthly Archives: October 2011

Art Exhibition

Miss 10 has had her first ever picture in an exhibition: We went along today to see it. The school had supplied a few pictures that had been produced in art club. The standard was very high, but biased as … Continue reading

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Half Term

This week we have: Got up late. Mornings have not been very active or productive in this house. Been to the toyshop. Miss 10 has hoarded her birthday money until she really, truly, completely decided what she wanted. So what … Continue reading

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Utility Room

We have a new worktop in our utility room. The old one was horribly water stained. It had been since we moved in, but not bad enough to change. Once all the rest of the decorating had been done, it … Continue reading

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Cooking Time

Guess what we’re making! All the ingredients are all there and ready, and at this moment all the fruit is in the pan, smelling very alcoholic and absorbing all the orangey rum-ness it has been boiled in. Obtaining all the … Continue reading

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Films for Kids

Today we watched Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. It was all because we had popcorn for our afternoon snack. When I make popcorn, the girls seem to feel they should watch a ‘proper’ film. By that I think they … Continue reading

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Sunday School

I had a phone call at 9.15 this morning. The person due to take Sunday School wasn’t well, and could I go along and do it instead? With the proviso that it wouldn’t be that interesting at such short notice, … Continue reading

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I thought in mid September that our tomatoes were going to be a sad story. They were virtually all green, and I had been buying supermarket tomatoes throughout the summer. Then we got that warm weather a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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For the last couple of years I have been tempted to do NaNoWriMo. This is National Novel Writing Month, in which the aim is to write a complete novel in a month. By writing about 1700 words a day you … Continue reading

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Birthday Time

At pre-school, Spiderman is definitely the superhero du jour! At least 4 of the boys have spiderman costumes which regularly get worn. Spiderweb is the must-have accessory. We are totally on trend with this birthday cake.

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Kandinsky Blanket Complete!

It’s finished! Seeing it complete makes me want to squeal!!!! And use lots of exclamation marks!!!!!!!! I had called this my bright blanket, but on looking at the photos it reminds me so much of Kandinsky’s Concentric Circles that I … Continue reading

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