Kids still write the names of their favourite bands on their bags. Like the sixteen year old punk with spiked up hair, it's a fine old tradition.
24th Jun 2008, 20:17
Ariana has been doing ballet for the last two years and modern dance for the last two weeks. Watching her on Saturday dancing to the band, I couldn't help thinking, she knows her chops.
23rd Jun 2008, 15:54
Yesterday, was one of those fractured days where I had to nip out half way to do some interviews but later we checked out the Waterside Festival - live music, fairground rides and narrowboats. Ariana became a Butterfly Girl. More tomorrow.
22nd Jun 2008, 21:38
Griff's learning handstands. All the fun of the circus without the scary clowns or the vaguely threatening fairground folks. You can see his other tumbling try outs on his moblog
17th Jun 2008, 19:43
Another Covent Garden performer. I love these guys. They work so hard for their cash ... genuine hustle and effort.
We were strolling through Covent Garden today, checking out the street performers, when the unicyclist stopped her act. A few metres away, 100s of naked cyclists were riding by. It was the World Naked Bike Ride to protest car culture. A few years ago, a friend complained about a similar event arguing 'what about the children?' The children? Well, they were watching it with me. Griff refused to leave ... at first anyway.
Ruth has been away at a conference this week so our household has been operating as a trio. The kids couldn't have been better actually - helping out where needed, mostly sorting themselves out to get themselves to school and bed.
And Ariana has been doing some photography. This isn't a pensive pose but more a reflection of the deep thought needed to tie my shoe laces.
12th Jun 2008, 21:44
There's a face there, watching me, I swear. Not so much Bg Bother but Big Branches.
9th Jun 2008, 16:18