Monday started as a foggy morning. Whenever I see it's foggy, I grab my camera and go hunting for spider webs, as they are at their most beautiful, sparkling like precious gems. The locals must think I'm the weird woman of the neighbourhood, admiring the spider webs and clicking my camera, but the webs are amazing.
Another morning, another spider web, so festive, sparkling like a diamond necklace.
From dinosaurs they moved onto the topic of pirates at school. I know pirates are very trendy for children's birthday parties and TV shows, but they should also teach children that it wasn't all fun and harmless swashbuckling games. They shouldn't idealize and glamorize the barbarity, cruelty and greed. My husband says I'm exaggerating and that I shouldn't teach Eddie that pirates were killers and rapists.
Eddie was most upset that he missed the day at school, when they were invited to come to school dressed as pirates, because he stayed at home with the stomach bug.
What are your views on the pirate love?
The Bonfire night was dark, cold and wet, we didn't even bother with the actual bonfire. We did have some cauliflower cheese soup for dinner, a recipe which was developed by Rachel's Organic specially for the Bonfire Night.
I don't take part in SnapHappyBritMums every day, but yesterday's theme was reading, and I'm always reading. I have just finished For Fukui's Sake: Two Years in Rural Japan (on Kindle), and started The Chocolate Lovers' Christmas. I thought it could be a good contender for my #ReadCookEat challenge, but it is not exactly my genre, usually I avoid the chick lit.