We checked out the art installation at Salcey Forest today. I just like the idea of works of art you have to wade through mud to get to and hunt down in the woods (well we did have a map and each piece was marked but all the same ...). The steel spider webs were the most instantly grabbing but the fragile chicken wire person was more gentle and peaceful.
Oh, and Griff swung out on the old rope swing which broke sending him spinning down the hollow. Thankfully, the loud snapping noise wasn't a breaking bone but the deadwood he was hanging onto.
8th Jun 2008, 16:07
Saturday. Library, church fete, I nip out to do an interview, collect ants for the ant farm and then a cycle to the pub. Ariana is getting her cycling confidence - "see I'm smiling a bit" and then later "maybe Dad you should put your camera away while you're on your bike." I was a bit wibbly wobbly.
7th Jun 2008, 18:56
While tooth brushing Ariana lost a tooth ... first baby tooth to go. She's very very excited.
5th Jun 2008, 20:19
Rain has wiped out all the paths that lead back to the canal. Nothing for it but to take to the road, the noisy stinky road.
4th Jun 2008, 18:44
For the last week, I've been buried under 12 hour days of writing following a diary panic - I have no spare days for about three weeks. Hit Friday with two pieces sent off for comment. Day off today - games with the kids, sorting out a new washing machine, car boot sale and coffee and Â£1 second hand Sheckley novel in the back garden. Haven't read Sheckley for twenty years. This is a day with a clear conscience.
1st Jun 2008, 17:47
25th May 2008, 16:31
Another work of art from Ariana, as yet untitled.
Picture duped from her blog 'cause I like it so much.
22nd May 2008, 19:37
Visited the Collegium Maius where Copernicus had studied. Gorgeous ancient rooms with bits of the kit Copernicus had used in his studies. Apparently he kipped off campus. Had a guide with the cute habit of ending sentences with why not? "The Jagiellonian University is our Oxford, why not?"
21st May 2008, 17:54