Thursday, 29 November 2007

All I want for Christmas... my two front teeth! B now has a big gap - and a gorgeous smile.

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

World of Glass

Sunday afternoon, and M decided that she was desperate to go to The World of Glass - so A was a hero and took both of the children.

Saturday, 24 November 2007

Writing Workshop

We spent this morning at a writing workshop at FMC, thinking about exploring drama ideas for - wait for it - Good Friday! It's only four months off after all.... We kicked around ideas for a couple of hours, and have settled on characters and themes. We decided who is going to write what, so now we have to go away and get our segments written before the next workshop in January.

Friday, 23 November 2007

Moon Shot

A beautiful clear night tonight, so A had a play with his scope and camera. I love looking at pictures of the moon, finding the Apollo landing sites. Trying to grasp the fact that before I was born, in the days of slide rules and black and white TV, 12 men walked on that surface. Yes - I am a space flight nut...

Friday, 16 November 2007

Exit pursued by a bear.

M and I went to see A Tale for Winter at the Brindley this evening. A new play for children which fills in the story {Roz and Guil style} - of three characters from The Winters Tale - Mamillius, Perdita and Clown. It mixed contempory language with shakespeares verse and was just fabulous. Even the bear made an appearance!

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Toffee nut latte

Tough day at work, and two long days ahead. But a toffee nut latte (no whip - but with sprinkles) makes it a lot better.
I seem to have passed my Starbucks obsession on to M. She now has her own Starbucks card, so she can go and order her own drink - kid's hot chocolate (no whip)!

Saturday, 10 November 2007

Martin Mere

Since getting his camera back A has been keen to go birding and today was our first chance to get up to Martin Mere. The BBC has been filming AutumnWatch there this week - so the place was full of lights, cables and an awful lot of outside broadcast trucks (they don't use that many to film a rugby league match!). Sadly(?) Bill and Kate were nowhere to be seen - perhaps 4 days in Ormskirk was enough for them? A went off to the hides whilst the children had their usual wild time in the adventure playground. We met up for lunch - always fabulous at Wetlands Trust cafes - and then went for a walk all together. B was chased by a black swan and we found the new Beaver enclosure - though the beavers were hiding away. A stop at the gift shop saw us acquire a cuddly beaver and highland cow - as well as a christmas present for Auntie K. Another lovely Saturday.

B still showing off that gap in his teeth.

With 'Bull' - B's new highland cow!

Windswept hair!

A with his repaired camera

Can't blog about Martin Mere and not have a duck shot - LOL!

Monday, 5 November 2007

Bonfire Night

Our usual 5th November trip down to the river Mersey to see the firework display. This year M arranged to meet up with her BF J who lives on West Bank. The fireworks were as good as ever.
M and J loving the fireworks.

B was so excited that he couldn't walk - he skipped and ran and jiggled - he just couldn't contain himself.

Saturday, 3 November 2007

Some of my stuff

I seldom post my scrapbook pages on line. I am under no illusion that they are anything special - mostly they are scraplifts. Here is a random selection of pages I have made in the last 6 months. Sorry I haven't given full credit for the scraplifts - I will try to track down more details later.

Scraplifted from Scrapagogo DT

Scraplifted from The Scrapbook Magazine
Scraplifted from Scrapagogo DT

Scraplifted from Scrapbook Trends magazine

Scraplifted from Scrapagogo DT

Think this one is all me

A Midsummer Nights Dream

M's first trip to see Shakespeare at the theatre - and what an amazing experience. It was an Indian production directed by Tim Supple. Multilingual, with fantastic music, dancers and acrobats - I have found lots of photos which give something of the flavour. M was entranced - as was I.

But don't just take my word for it.