Robin Hood has gone beyond a joke now – the women seem to be wearing outfits from New Look. They’ve clearly been ‘up town’ today – as have we.
Leo was looking for a particular 5 inch Doctor Who figure set, which we couldn’t find anywhere. Pearlie bought a new purse.
We celebrated our ‘everyone day off’ by going to the cinema to see Ratatouille. It was great fun – lots of laughs, in spite of some ridiculous plot elements.
Yesterday included the big, fortnightly home ed group. Leo made a new comic, Pearlie went and bought sweets with friends, and I helped out with a communal sewing project.
I spent an hour on the phone to Sky, during which I spoke to five different people who told me five different things about our installation. I was on the edge of murderous by the time I got a nice Scottish woman who calmed my nerves and told me all was well! I’m a sucker for the soothing tones of a mature woman – especially following a succession of Daves and Clarks and so on, who alternated between scared and clueless and cocky and clueless…
In the evening we took cousins D and S to the swimming pool. The kids all had a great time and cousin D (6) was inspired by seeing the others jumping into the deep end and he did it for the first time ever. The life guard had a couple of anxious moments, including one when she leapt up and grabbed her floatation device – but D was fine! We were right there watching him. He does have quite a ‘sinky’ style of getting about – but that’s because he’s very happy under the water. Leo was doing lots of fetching things from the bottom of the pool – like a little pearl diver! Pearl and cousin S are both great swimmers these days – so they have a good time and we don’t even have to keep an eye on them.
The pool trip made me realise how grown up all the kids are getting. I can remember pool trips with Leo as a toddler and cousin D a babe in arms. Nieces and nephews are wonderful.
Here’s a link to Dani’s new knitting web site – enjoy it!