Took A swimming this morning. For someone who was so reluctant to get into the pool when she first started learning, A is amazingly keen to go swimming in her spare time. We’re amazingly lucky to be able to use her school swimming pool, which is infinitely more pleasant to use than the local public […]
Letting a little light in on the magic behind building a massive Lego Yoshi. I dread to think how many bricks went into this but it’s bloody impressive.
I can’t stop laughing whenever I look at this pic. It’s the combination of A’s scared face and my ninja lookout pose that makes this absolutely hilarious for me.
We went to Lapland on Sunday for a three day(ish) trip, which was absolutely wonderful. It was an early start on Sunday, but one of the advantages of being a parent to a child who likes early mornings is that getting up at 5.30am isn’t that much of a chore! We got down to […]
Nice little video to accompany one of my favourite White Stripes songs
How could I not link to this?
A and I made marble cake yesterday. I tried my very best not to do too much but it’s difficult to restrain my interfering tendencies in the kitchen. My technique when cooking with A is to do all the mise en place so that A can concentrate on just following the method. I give […]
It was end of term yesterday for A and she came home with this shiny trophy, awarded to her for being great at reading. A’s always loved reading. She basically cracked it last year and this year, now she’s confident in being able to read even words she’s not familiar with, she’s worked really hard […]
You know what’s great at embracing rationalism and freeing yourself from superstition? Not giving a monkey’s about the fact that it’s Friday the 13th. Even better, today I’ve not noticed it being mentioned too much on Facebook or Twitter, meaning 1. my Facebook and Twitter friends/follow list is full of intelligent, rational people and 2. maybe […]
I’ve just spent a couple of hours tonight looking for an alternative to Google mail. I say ‘spent’ and not ‘wasted’ deliberately, although I have to admit that this isn’t the first evening I’ve been looking at other people’s experiences of getting off Google. To think, only a few years ago, I was dismissive of […]