Monday, 8 August 2011
The HushFollowing our early morning rose petal perfume making this morning we went to a brand new, box fresh, only open last week park in Horsham to meet some of our home ed friends. Fab park, new equipment and a little wooded area to one side. The Smalls played Harry Potter with their friends using sticks as wands and had, almost exclusive, use of the zippy zip wire for over an hour. We came home via the library and then made some cookies. They were to contain cranberries but baby small ate them all whilst S and I were halving the recipe. We used the tablet as a cookbook for the first time, S typed in the recipe and did her own google choosing. We went with the BBC website recipe. I wonder how best to clean the screen........... Enquiries to the local group are picking up, school summer holidays is always a busy time for people thinking about home ed. Of course not all of the will take the plunge but it is important I feel to leave people with a positive impression. If you have a spare five do hop on a national forum and say Hi - it helps to share the load, although a surprising number of people do seem not to have web access. There are some really dedicated national helpers out there. Someone is coming to repair the fridge tomorrow afternoon, perfect, we have a much anticipated play date and a birthday party this week that would have been awful to miss due to a domestic appliance repair. In fact The Smalls are fashioning home made cards and wrapping paper as I type! They have rejected my shop bought choices. Middle Small, 4, writes his own name really clearly now and Big Small,6, rarely comes to me for word spellings when making cards. I can't include the photos. you never know who might be reading. PS Big Small is not ill, that freebie pink eye-shadow that came with her Lelly Kellies is not the best colour!
How had I forgotten about this song? I accidentally heard it again the other day and was immediately transported back to a beach in Goa in 1998. On that holiday I listened to this song endlessly on my CD walkman, yes, I had to explain to my children what that was too! I remember every now and then when I was on the beach it seemed that the sun had gone in and I would open my eyes to see it shaded out by a large cow standing next to me. I left most of the books and CDs I took with me behind, the local people were so keen to have them, but I couldn't leave this one. No such problems in the digital era.