Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle ...bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride it where I like
You say black I say white
You say bark I say bite
You say shark I say hey man
Jaws was never my scene
And I don't like Star Wars..."
Miranda and I had cross words a few times at lunchtime last week as she wasn't very playful at lunchtime - today however it was a different story and she was mad keen to go outside and ride her bike. Only problem was the rain falling steadily! So we had to play duplo train track instead.
By some coincidence Greg has been reading Star Wars this week, although its a cyber comic version, which doesn't resemble the version I had in mind. He,s enjoying though.
The house has been very quiet without Lewis; does that mean we are missing him, or that we yearn the silence?
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Monday, March 29, 2010
Tonight for the first time Lewis is not here with us, as he's gone for a few days on a school trip to Osmington Bay. He's been so excited about the prospect over the past week, getting himself prepared...!
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Sunday, March 28, 2010
From time to time I deliberately try to corner one of the kids with the intention of taking their photograph. The boys were drawing quietly and I grabbed my moment, and flicking through the 38 frames there's not a single one that fails to hit the spot - not an eye closed, not a grimace, not a gash composition. The first was Miranda's idea, to revisit the plastic pants shot, although we soon discovered that CJ had got rid of them all. So we had to resort to Bumble pants instead. The second shot is Miranda looking through the bedroom window at the Magnolia blossom which came out yesterday
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Friday, March 26, 2010
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Thursday, March 25, 2010
I'm listening to Julian Joseph - Universal Traveller
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010
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Monday, March 22, 2010
The kids have had an inset day today so we've been down to Pagham to watch the birds on the Haven. It was quite amazing to be on the huge beach, just us and no one else all the way down to Bognor Regis!
Stopped off in Bosham on the way back, which was very atmospheric with the tide up.
I'm listening to Andre Canniere Accelerated Decrepitude on LastFM
Posted by jonboy at 9:56 pm
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Lewis and I went out for a bike ride this morning, and when we got back we found Greg and Miranda stunting over a a rather dodgy ramp... Needless to say Lewis wanted to show them how to do it properly!
It's been a nice day today, warm and sunny - quite a contrast to yesterday.
Had a walk at Rans Wood this afternoon, and saw our first newts of the year. The pools were swarming with life, but three exuberant kids made them keep their heads well down. I didn't realise that they hibernate and can live up to 27 years of age!
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Saturday, March 20, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
I was looking at the Jamie set-up this afternoon, he now employs over 200 staff, and that excludes the restaurant staff.... It's quite amazing what big business food retailing and eating is.
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Polaroid book from Taschen, and this will have to do as my effort for now.
A slightly more creative one here
A slightly more creative one here
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I'm listening to Me'shell Ndegeocello - Boyfriend boy did I love this in the way back!
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Monday, March 15, 2010
There's a great interview with Paul Motian on wNYC.org co-inciding with the realease of his new album on ECM "Lost in a Dream"
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Sunday, March 14, 2010
"Where's the ball?" as Greg kept taunting him "....it's in the back of the net!"
Today we've been on Calshot beach lapping up the sun, as CJ's been away visiting her Dad who's recovering from a hip replacement. A nice bike ride which Miranda wanted to do all by herself, but I'm pleased we managed to talk her out of!
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Saturday, March 13, 2010
The boys have spent all afternoon playing football, so Miranda and I had a chance to potter around and play on the swings and slides, as well as cheer from the sidelines! Both of them are taking it very seriously, and Greg's striker mode is met by Lewis' desire to be the best goalie, so game on...
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Friday, March 12, 2010
Sure enough the awesome light disappeared, and as the murky sunset developed we headed for home...
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Thursday, March 11, 2010
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tonight Lewis read Paul Gallico's 'The Small Miracle' about a small boy, his donkey and St Francis of Assisi. I was wondering what he'd make of it, and was pleased to see his immediate reaction at the end was "Aaargh they've left it on a cliffhanger!"
Tomorrow he's planning reading Margaret Atwood's The Labrador Adventure.
Posted by jonboy at 11:23 pm
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
He's just finished reading a book about a small Pakistani boy abducted and smuggled away to ride camels in the desert for rich Arabs, and is going to write a review for the Library in Hythe...
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Monday, March 08, 2010
Must do some more sound recording even if it's just 'for the sake of the record', unfortunately it's just another intrusion serving mainly to put Lewi off his stride. I'm going to have to get a wireless mic and do it 'James Bond style'
Tunes of the moment are '50 ways to leave your lover', 'Lay down Sally', Dido's 'White Flag' and a Lady Gaga tune I can't think of the name of... I'm going to get him onto Paul Weller next I think!
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Keyhaven and Lymington, and had an amazing view to accompany our sandwiches on the sandy beach spanning Calshot, Yarmouth, Keyhaven Castle and the Needles. Historically, Lymington was a center of the salt drying industry, where salt water was admitted to shallow lagoons and dried out. These abandoned lagoons (called saltings) have now become major sea bird reserves, and we had good sightings of Curlew, Dunlin, Shelduck, Little Egret, Plovers, Lapwing, Widgeon, Tufted Ducks, Teal, Merganser, Brent and Canada Geese.
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Friday, March 05, 2010
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Thursday, March 04, 2010
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
He even got up early this morning and by tonight he had a piece he was proud of. It was quite amusingly written and although it had hallmarks of parental influence peppered throughout we were not directly involved....
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Monday, March 01, 2010
Yes you guessed it's a laptop, and all by herself...
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