Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Very quiet here this morning. Pearlie is in her room writing to a pen pal. Leo is reading The Subtle Knife beside me. There is an occasional sniff – the poor boy seems to be starting another cold.

Yesterday, Pearlie went to Kids’ Club and a visitor came to discuss the group’s input into a mosaic project to cover the toilet block where they meet. Pearlie worked with a friend on a design. I’m not entirely sure how it will be decided which design gets used. I imagine the artist will have a good idea of what is possible.

Leo and I were on tidy up duty which meant we had to go along for the last half hour and do some sweeping and washing up, and so on. We’d spent the rest of the morning at home and Leo had started on a painting on canvas. He was given the canvas for Christmas. He worked on it in stages, throughout the day, and here’s the finished article.

In the afternoon I went off to work.

Dani and Leo went to town to get some buttons for this lovely waistcoat that Dani has made for Leo – all her own design and everything. I think she’s very clever!

Pearlie went over to the grandmothers’ house, where she did some French, played cards and went out in their lovely back garden. She told me that she and my mum are making a French game together.

The weather is lovely again so we’re planning to get out into it at some point – between Squeezebox and writing group, I guess.


HelenHaricot said...

ery beautiful with a great smile. and the waistcoat is fab, but wearer more arresting. hope you don't mind me saying beautiful?

Allie said...

Oh, feel free to call our boy beautiful whenever you like! :-)

Liza said...

Tis very nice, well done Dani!

Gill said...

Lovely painting, lovely waistcoat and yes he does look fab!

'EF' x said...

There is no doubt about it, he's gorgeous and so is the waistcoat. What is gorgeous about Leo is his expression and what is gorgeous about the waistcoat is that it is personally designed with love and looks ACE!