Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Here we are again!

So. We finally got around to Phoebe's birthday treat - Yay!
We took some friends to the cinema, to see Mr Popper's Penguins. Which is a good movie for a bunch of 6/7/8 year old boys and girls (some of whom don't have English as their first language). Lots of physical humour!

and then to a restaurant for lunch.

And we've been out and about enjoying the autumn.

In other news; I've been trying to work out how I feel about the Occupy Wall Street/Occupy the London Stock Exchange movements.
Partly like this:

But mostly, I think, like this:

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Pic of the week

One boy and his kitten!

Guy has a small fluffy kitten called Mikey. He is very happy about this!

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Ingrained habits!

Walking to work this morning, I saw this:
It's the branch of a tree which grew through the fence. But now the tree has been cut down and there's just this little bit remaining. Maybe they can't remove it without damaging the fence?
Anyway, it made me think about habits - the good and the bad, and how ingrained they become in us, so that sometimes we carry on doing this long after the original reason has passed.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Phoebe's Birthday Picnic

Believe it or not, this is OCTOBER in ENGLAND!
As it was Phoebe's birthday, she asked to go for a bike ride and a picnic by the river.
Okay, I look strange in this picture because I am squinting into the sun. Again, seriously! Sun. Bright sun. At four o'clock on a Sunday afternoon - incredible!

And it wasn't long before the children were stripping off and in the water.

In OCTOBER, I know!
Hope you guys had good weather!