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I wonder how many pictures of pancakes have been posted onto the internet today. When I said to Mr Angelfeet I would need to take a picture of his efforts, he confessed that he doesn’t normally “free-flip”, but for the sake of art, he would give it a go.
There is something magical about being so engrossed in a book, you just can’t put it down, whether at night in bed, on the train, or as in the case of Jenny, the transfer from childminder to home front door to armchair. She didn’t even take her coat off.
Just in case you want to know, the book is Cool by Michael Morpurgo and she finished it in one school day, (which I assume included some other learning in addition to reading).
I haven’t found the cold, snowy weather too vexing but can’t help thinking of the summer and the holiday we’ve booked. We’ll be spending it, as is often the case, with our dear friends, L and M. I’m thinking of them especially tonight, as they have just lost some of their family.
Love you guys x x
It looks cold in this picture from January 2011 (no time, no time, no opportunity for a new photo today) and it’s amazing to see how the girls have grown. I was experimenting with spot colour settings, which is always jolly, even if it isn’t particularly original. I like the way the red of Jenny’s coat isn’t a pure red, but has smears of black and grey where the material is creased.
I like the way Jenny is almost always enjoying herself.
She was very suspicious of it at first. I thought she would love it, as they had one at Battersea Cats and Dogs home and it appeared to be a favourite there.
When we unwrapped her Christmas present and opened the box to the play circuit, we expected her to play with the wrapping paper for a while, but we didn’t expect to be scared of her new toy. It’s taken her several days to get used to it and a change of the ball helped her gain confidence.
Now it’s her friend, her plaything, her servant. And tonight it became her bed for a while.
Our friends, L and M have, for a long time, been suggesting we join them in visiting the south coastal town of Eastbourne. They insisted that the sea was a colour not matched anywhere else; that the beach had the most interesting pebbles and stones; that the Towner gallery was a treat; and the experience of eating at the Holiday Inn Fish Bar – well, there were no words for that, you just had to do it.
We hadn’t been putting it off, but there never seemed the right time, what with all the usual family commitments and the inability of all members of my lovely family to actually all be out of bed and ready to leave at an early enough time to make it worthwhile.
But somehow, today, we did it.
The sea was a magnificent colour.
The pebbles were intriguing.
The Towner gallery was inspiring.
The Holiday Inn Fish Bar was certainly an experience (tinned peaches and cream anyone?) and it offered a suitably satisfying, reasonably priced lunch. The photo of Jenny’s banana split is kindly supplied by Hubby.
All in all, a lovely day.
Well you wouldn’t know now, as the mist is now creeping down over the headland and floating across the bay, but earlier it was a very conventionally summery day. Sun shining, ice-cream on the beach, much paddling by the kids, much sitting down and taking lazy photos by me. It appears they have a micro-climate here and it’s extra-ordinary how quickly things change. I wonder what tomorrow will bring.