Archive for November, 2009

Life’s a merry-go-round

I’ve barely had time to think of Christmas. I’m never very organised at this time of year (and possibly the rest of the time, but don’t tell anyone).

It was fun to see the carousel and the giant helterskelter in the town centre yesterday, and I was glad there was time for the girls to have a go. Later on they both went off to sleep-overs, while I went to a rather special gig.



Very November

The weather has been atrocious today. Heavy rain, winds, thunder, lightning. Not really unseasonal. Unlike last week when it was quite mild. So to cheer myself up, here is a summer picture.

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Blooming marvellous

So whose idea was it to try and update two blogs every day? Not mine. Oh, yes, it was. Foolish woman.

I have no photos of today’s highlight, sadly. I can relate, however, that I enjoyed a quick and spontaneous cuppa with the lovely Bsouth, who lives close to where my girls go to school. Bsouth’s own lovely girl, The Girl, was disappointed that I didn’t have Rosie and Jenny with me, but cheered up when I suggested she walk down with me to the school playground to meet R and J from their classrooms. I’d already told her that children wouldn’t be in their usual uniforms, as it was dress-up day, based on the theme of Under the Sea. Rosie had a wig made by yours truly from silvery blue tinsel that made her look, frankly, quite wild. Jenny had adapted her comfy black cat all-in-one Halloween costume by adding strips of green crepe paper (seaweed) and went as a  . . . .  (drum roll) . . . .  a Catfish.

The Girl was good company and I managed not to lose her, allow her to be injured, or frighten her on this little expedition. She was a little flower.

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The view across the river

The Bridge

I’m tired today. Stayed up late last night completing an online assessment for my photography course. I attended a funeral today, and this evening I had a school govenors’ meeting.

I’ll sleep well tonight.

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The days get shorter and the shadows get longer

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Not a desperately productive day, as I’m feeling ropey, and trying to catch up on my photography reading. But the kids are tucked up in bed, I remembered to wash their school uniform and we have food in the house after I did a raid on Sainsburys, so I can’t complain.

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Putting it together

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I’ve grown accustomed to his face

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