Monday, 19 July 2010

What's Going On

In no particular order, here are some highlights of the past week around here ...
  • Blessing and Michael's last day at preschool. Here's Sweeney and Blessing doing what they do best - playing at being wild cats and being a little bit unruly ...
  • KimberleyJoeHarper moved into their new house. It's got a basement and offstreet parking. For two cars. Also there appears to be a kitchen and bathroom, and some bedrooms, I didn't really notice. But really - two cars!! Anyway, here are Kimberley and Joe, sitting on their very own patio. Check out the bright sunlight, and the window that actually opens ...
  • As a result, Harper stayed the weekend with us while his parents got things organised. He was somewhat delightful. Here he is, posing calmly for a photo with his cousin at his new house ...
  • I planted out some beetroot and leek seedlings, as well as a sage plant. I love sage. It tastes good with chicken and pumpkin and all sorts of things. I'm rather enjoying the vege garden these days. Arranging my working life so that I actually get to see the garden most evenings has made a big impact.
  • Craft has fallen by the way this week. Been reading my book. Yes, reading an actual book. Reading an actually terrible book, actually. Rebecca, the Daphne du Maurier classic. Classic pants, it turns out.
I saw the Laurence Olivier film years ago, and I figured it was just an overwrought film version. But no, the source material is also overwrought and frankly, terrible. I kept reading it because it's a lovely old Penguin edition and I just couldn't quite bring myself to believe that it was as bad as it was seeming to be. Yes, I know that makes no sense. Whatever, I read it and I feel dirty inside about it. So, to make myself feel better, here's a picture of Laurence Olivier, looking good and foxy.
  • Sweeney's loving Pinocchio this week, and the dvd Fantastic Mr Fox. I'm looking forward to him being able to read the story for himself when he's older. He's been able to identify letters for a while now, just getting his head around sounding letters out and putting them together.
  • In other news, I bought some truly vile chorizo sausage last week. These were something else. Indeed, they were something entirely else from any other chorizo I've ever eaten. They taste ok, chopped up little in macaroni cheese, though.
  • Signing off to watch my new favourite thing on the telly - Generation Kill. Surprises me as much as anyone else who's surprised, that I'd fall in love with a show about a bunch of idiots in a stupid and illegal war. But I have ...

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4 comments:

Miss Smith said...

May I just say how much I enjoy your blog? I love the interesting tidbits that make up your life.
Well, I've had a terrible chorizo sausage before and its etched in my memory in its foulness, so I commiserate. Oddly enough I bought myself, I mean the kids, a copy of pinnochio last week from the junk shop. It had a holographic cover which I was unable to resist. It mesmerized me instantly.
Anyway, I think I've said more than enough, sorry for the long comment. Adios.

Anonymous said...

i thought rebecca was fabulous - buy i was 15 when i read it! hmm, perhaps somethings are best left without being re-visited!

Jill said...

Thanks for posting a picture of the foxy Mr. Olivier. I'm glad that Sweeney likes The Fantastic Mr. Fox, we have something in common. The face painting was fantastic as well.

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