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
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