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Saturday Picnic

The sun was out today and we had a busy Saturday planned.  Though not a school day, we were up at our usual waking hour to get the boys to the school for the open house day.  The children were broken into groups and did a series of games and activities while the parents enjoyed tea, cake, and conversation.  The boys and I left shortly before it was over to meet my husband at the train station and we headed down to Brighton.  Apparently all of London was on our train, because all the cars were very packed and crowded.  We met up with our friend, Annette, whom we rented a room from last summer, and her neighbour and kids.  It was a beautiful afternoon for a picnic and we had a nice spot in the shade. Ryan had made fresh bread from the oven for our sandwiches and I think that was definitely a highlight.  Before we left all the kids got together to play cricket and they even let me catching on the fun. It was a great Saturday and I wish the sun was here to stay for the summer.

Cricket with Ruby, Ronan, Molly, and Maddox.
My turn at playing Cricket with the kids in the park.
#cricket #Brighton
12 o’clock: Picnic at the park on a warm sunny English day with the family.
#photoadaymay #photoadaychallenge
Me ‘as a child': Dressing up as Goldilocks and posing with one of my bears.
#maycreative #photoadaychallenge

“Don’t take my silence for confusion…I was just trying to kill you with my mind.” – Sam (Burn Notice) @GroovyBruce

Playing Cricket in the park with Ronan, Ruby, and Molly. Technically I’m watching and Ronan and Ruby are really competitive. So much fun. xx

“Sometimes you make friends and then never see them again.”- Ronan (age 7) “The story of my life, son.” – Bonnie Rose (TCK)

Picnic with the family and friends in Brighton at the park.

Really enjoying the sunny 20°C + weather these past few days. This is my type of climate.

Throwback Thursday

With the new instagram app on my phone I have picked up a few themed days in which I can participate. One is ‘throwbackthursday’ and for today I decided to use a photo of me from 1987 playing Pigpong. Anyone remember this game? What fun one! I would love to have a copy to play together with my boys.

A 5 year old me playing Pig Pong on Christmas in ’87

April Fools.

Let me start this by saying that I really wanted to play a good practical joke on my boys.  However I could not really find any good ideas worthy of the effort, so instead I posted a simple photo on my facebook page.  The picture is a sonogram photo from when I was pregnant with my youngest son.  I immediately got a lot of congratulations until finally a few smart individuals realized that it was from 2007, not 2012. It is hard to believe that next month my little man will be 5 years old! Where does the time go?

The boys and I caught the neighbours cat sun bathing outside.  We usually see the cat waiting to be let back into the apartment building near ours, or jumping down from the balcony to the ground.  It is a very pretty black cat who did not mind having its photograph taking today.

This evening I introduced my boys to the comedy of Buster Keaton.  We watched his silent film, The General, and my boys laughed so hard.  It was really fun getting them to not only appreciate silent films at an early age, but to love it with the full belly laughs as well.  I look forward to watching more from Buster’s collection.

The neighbours cat enjoying the sunshine outside. 
Salmon with lemon next to a bed of spinach topped with tomatoes and mozzarella for Dinner. 
I love playing the Draw Something game on my phone! Do you play? 
Tonight I introduce my boys to my love for Buster Keaton in ‘The General’. #ilovesilentfilms #busterkeaton