Friday, August 01, 2008

We are still here

By Dani

I was just going to post a quick update yesterday lunchtime, but I discovered that our blog had been locked by Blogger's spam detection robots!

Anyway, now that is sorted out, our news is not hugely exciting. Groups have generally stopped, but work hasn't, so there has been more aimless/productive time in the house and slightly less busy rushing to get to the next thing.

Leo is back in the grip of the Spiderwick Chronicles, and has been spending a lot of time drawing and painting and otherwise creating. He made a balsa wood sword the other day and half painted it. He is also working on a new comic series, called 'The Stick Men'. He is excited at the prospect of visiting a real archaeological dig later in the month.

Pearlie is very pleased to have Zoombinis back, and has been enjoying that every couple of days. She watches Mock the Week on i-player, takes herself off to the park or local shops when she feels like it, and does secret things in her room. She is a bit out of sorts because routines have changed, and we are all a bit unsure how things will shake down in September, as there are several new options on the horizon for her in particular. She is looking forward to Woodcraft Folk camp in a couple of weeks, and a girls football day organised by the local council.

We have been watching Tenko on DVDs from ebay, but very cross that one of the set of two we bought didn't work! Also knitting, writing, drafting fundraising applications, going to meetings, etc.

That's all I had time for in my lunch hour. We went to Pride today, and are all exhausted now. It rained on the parade, so we didn't take any photos. It's all got a bit too big and commercial to be actually enjoyable, but we like to show our faces all the same. We're thinking next year we might join the Amnesty International contingent, as they seem to be the only people actually saying something.


Gill said...

Sorry to hear about your Blogger problems. How over-efficient of them!

Sharon said...

My lot love Zoombinis too, as do I.

The Pride parade and gathering I saw was anything but overly commercialised. I think here, there is still so much overt discrimination and hate talk, that perhaps the march retains a fighter spirit that some of the bigger more showy parades don't have. Someone else described Belfast's offering as school-project like, and it was, but I liked it a lot.