Wednesday, 24 July 2013

The times they are a changing


"We were happy just to play in the street all summer" laments Mrs B from Yorkshire. "But children these days expect to be entertained every minute of the day and the cost is crippling us"

Monday, 22 July 2013

Let the extension begin!

Happy Monday!

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Spontaneous artwork

I love this.
The creator with her work.

Sports Days

Monday for Kitty and Wednesday for the Mancub. Both days with blazing sunshine and temperatures soaring into the high twenties. Great efforts, lots of fun, and ice lollies for all at the end.

Rocket Ice Lollies

Didn't know they still did these. They taste just as good thirty years on!

We enjoyed them at the Church BBQ last Sunday, while enjoying live music from our resident church ceilidh band.

In between the service and the BBQ we made a lightening  dash into town to catch part of the Dragon Boat racing and encourage the Samaritans team.

An action packed day, even leaving aside the water fight...

Thursday, 4 July 2013

A year and a day...

That's how long the owl and the pussycat sailed to reach the land where the bong tree grows (as a child I thought it was a bomb tree).

It's also how long we've been back in the UK.

We've just said goodbye to our first visitors from Tanzania, the Ts. When we saw them a year ago there were five, now there are six. Everyone got on as if we'd last seen each other yesterday, which was lovely. Probably at least another year till we see them again.

Fish and chips on the beach at Scarborough

Scarborough Castle

A year less one day is the time since my first job interview back in the UK. Today, finally, I obtained gainful employment.....1 day a week for 3 years! A uni job administering an international network studying Russian environmental history. Ah well, it's a start!