Thursday, 26 May 2011
I like this Old Skool tune and I like the way the name of the band is spelt Freeez
Yesterday's blog post was not really the end of the day, learning all the time as they are accustomed to, the Big Smalls had several hours more energy before finally crashing out around 9pm. S made some freestyle paper dolls, which of course needed to be cut out just as we sat down to supper, she sized the clothes by eye and I was really impressed with the accuracy and they were on the lingo show on CBBC for quite a while.
I watched the coverage of Chelsea Flower show and was really interested by this couple from Scotland who run a thriving business and had won a silver gilt for their stand. "We have no formal horticulture training," they said "we have just picked it up as we have gone along." Maybe because my ears are listening for it but more and more now I am noticing how many individuals have achieved success in a chosen field without following the traditional education and career channels. They are at about 60 minutes on the iplayer clip.
We have done the guided walk at our local RSPB reserve Pulborough Brooks today, unusually there were more guides than walkers. S loves this event and is very at home in the company of grown-ups, binoculars and 'scopes! There was a work experience student along today as well.
After the suncream and sun hats of yesterday it was a return for the welly weather suits and the wellies today. S heard a Nightingale and saw, amongst others, a Shelduck with its ducklings and a green woodpecker. We were at Netley's hide for over half an hour of solid bird watching and she was totally engrossed. I, on the other hand, was playing charades and entertaining run away toddlers. Anna who works at the reserve full time and is a bit of a bird and bug expert is a similar age to me, she started out in financial services and used to volunteer at the RSPB until eventually they offered her a full time paid job. She helped us no end today and is a super star.
Afterwards we called in at library for some books on the second world war and to pick up a Magic Pony Carousel that S had ordered in. Here she is reading it on the swing.We also popped into Fittleworth park had a game of football and searched for a rainbow between the sunshine and showers.