Evidence of half term:
Small boy writing practice. I don't dare tell him that "jealousy" is misspelled. Else there may be "irritation" and "kicking".
The weather has been lousy so we decided to do some Art. Grandma Whacker gave Boy 1 paints for Christmas. Thank you Grandma!!
When we started it, it looked like this.
But pretty soon it looked like this.
Then a hairdryer got involved. Boy 1 said it was standard practice for arty types.
Boy 2 produced a picture of an evil apple. He called it "Evil Apple".
Boy 1 did something very clever with interlocking doves.
Afterwards I hosed down the kitchen, the boys and myself, and then had a restoring cup of tea. We'll do art again soon - some time next year.
Thank you to Linda in Chile and to Kate B who recommended this book.
I got it through our library. For free. Amazon wanted to charge me £62 for a copy, on the basis that it is an exotic Australian import. £62, has the world gone mad? I am looking forward to this and may even let Boy 2 read it as well.
In exciting literary news, I have finished The Slap. WARNING: THIS NEXT BIT CONTAINS SPOILERS SO SKIP IT YOU HAVE NOT READ THE BOOK AND WANT TO!
As an antidote to all this torrid stuff, I have turned to this. I want something gentle and quietly observed. With no bonking. What's the betting I get to page 42 and all sorts of shenanigans breaks loose!
I am also planning on reading this, I have heard good things about it.
Finally, look what a very kind and thoughtful friend gave me. She had read me going on in the blog about Clock Failure. Thank you S. so nice of you. The cutest little clock ever.