Sunday, May 29, 2011

Cooked breakfast

Not something I do very often - but we saw these amazing gorgeous mushrooms at Garson's farm shop yesterday and couldn't resist...

Friday, May 27, 2011


Olivia was away last week (not this one past, but the one before) at PGL, a residential camp, for her school trip. At some point, they will give us an official CD of the trip with pictures taken by grownups on it, but we did get the film developed from her disposable cameras, and there are some nice shots on it (also, some which are quite blurry or have a hand partially obscuring the lens!).

Anyway. Here she is about to do something - not sure what, but she's all harnessed up and helmeted up ready to go. Zip wire, perhaps.

This looks like the end of the zipwire to me. Whee!

Fencing, obviously.

This one I love - this was on the coach before they even left school, I think. The mustaches are great, though, aren't they!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Another model maker in the family...

It's a TFI - tiny flying insect - a spy fly, in fact.

Alex's assignment was to design a spy gadget, then build a model of it. Can he choose something easy like a jetpack (cereal boxes & kitchen roll tubes, covered in foil)? No, he picks a robot fly with microphone, camera and laster gun mounted on it. Sigh.

With a little help, it's come out pretty well, though, don't you think?

How to keep a small boy entertained on a Sunday morning

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The shape of things to come...

When we went to the garden centre to get some spring plants for out pots, the kids saw a display of strawberry plants, and wanted to try to grow some. So we planted three small plants, and lo and behold, they are actually fruiting - this is the first one to ripen and it's nowhere near eating, but it's certainly a good sign!

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Olivia's world

Another model for a school project - if a model can be made to go with a project, Olivia will make one. This started out as a balloon, and metamorphosed into a globe - honestly, no idea where she gets the patience to do this sort of thing from - I'm much more of an instant gratification kind of artist...