Monday, 27 June 2011
Vous Etes Seuls, Mais Je Desire Etre Avec Vous
Gilles Peterson played this amazing Nina Simone song on his show last week called "Vous Etes Seuls, Mais Je Desire Etre Avec Vous." I can't find a link to it on youtube but you can listen to it on the iplayer link, be quick though, there for two only more days. It is the third song in so not long to wait! or a tiny clip is on here to give you a flavour. It is from the album "Fodder on my wings."
We have been to the beach at Aldwick near Bognor Regis this morning. The home educating family we were going to meet Horsham Park this morning messaged early on to say that, sadly, they were unwell so The Smalls voted for a trip to the beach instead. We were scheduled to go on Friday but we took Sandra back to Ashford so I think they had been looking forward to it.
One of the most fabulous things about the freedom that home education brings is the ability to be spontaneous and take advantage of the weather. There are plenty of rainy days that see us stuck at home and days like today are too good to waste. We started out with an fairly epic breakfast so The Smalls were charged up and ready to go!
It is really hot today and the sea breeze was very welcome and refreshing. We played at the park for a while and went to say hello to the sea. We are a long way from being able to sustain a whole day at the beach with only one adult. I can not carry all that is required and the children!
What should have been a cool day today has been totally overshadowed by Middle Small and his outrageous behaviour. I am so mad with him I have hidden away to type this whilst I simmer down! S & O are pretty fed up with him too. If it is so that when you feel right you act right then he must be feeling very wrong indeed.
This afternoon we made birthday cards for Grandie who is 65 on Wednesday. I can't photograph them in case he sees them online first!
I think this week will be pretty family focused. The Smalls first choice of friends are either: on holiday, unwell or busy due to hard working parents. Sometimes we just need to 're-group' a bit!