Saturday, 16 January 2016

Photo diary: week 2, 366

Our hermit Sash doesn't often play with his younger brother, so when he does, Eddie is just the happiest little boy in town. Love the photo of my two precious boys, so alike and so different. 


There was a drawing competition in Lego Star Wars magazine recently, where you had to draw a spacecraft. When Eddie drew this picture, I asked him what it was called. He said "A spaceship of doom". Yep. Not a spaceship of Joy or some other innocent title. We're into villains apparently.


Eddie's been off school for a couple of days this week, as he had an unexplained high temperature. It must have been a virus of some kind, as he didn't get any other symptoms, no cough or sore throat.
I didn't take any other photos that day, just the food pics, as usual. This was a leek and potato soup with flaked almonds.


The lavender in the big pot in the garden has tiny blue flowers. This is such a confusing season for all the plants, mild and wet.


On Thursday morning my husband and I popped in to the local gastropub The Fleece for a quick cup of coffee and chat. This beautiful little bouquet was on the table.
It was not the best day of my life. First I went to the meeting with the head of the school to discuss some issues in their curriculum with which I have completely disagreed (without going into much details, I'd say it wasn political correctness gone mad, and totally inappropriate for 5-year-olds).
Then on the way home after school I managed to trip over the uneven flagstones and fell flat, scraping my hands, legs and elbows. My hip is all bruised badly, but thanks goodness, I didn't break anything.
A young teenager of about the same age as our Sash stopped by and asked me if I was all right, and if I would like him to help me to get up. I was really touched. There are some lovely young people around, whose parents have clearly done a good job.


Having two toy shops on the way to school and back home is not good for my pocket. Though I didn't buy the Lego set my cheeky son wanted, I did buy him a couple of minifigures (both yesterday and today, after we did some grocery shopping).


Our today's acquisition - a super winged warrior from Miniseries no.15. I was most grateful to the toy shop assistant who opened a new box for us, and helped to find the toy we wanted. He's the official "feeler", according to his colleague, and there was a mini crowd of kids around him, asking his help (which is truly fantastic. With the previous series we got so many doubles). We are still half-way through the collection, but Eddie is very happy with today's toy, as he wanted it from the beginning. 



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  1. Haha I love that there is an official mini figure feeler at your toy shop! Every shop needs one! Love the siblings photo - beautiful x

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    1. I agree, it would be a fun job to do.

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  2. Well if somebody feeling them saves you buying doubles then that is fab. We have mint growing out the back door as well,seasons are defo mad.
    Oh no at the issue at school, and how embarrassing when you trip over like that, but how nice of the teenage to offer to help, glad nothing is broken.
    Must be nice to see your boys together, shame they dont seem to get on too well. Fifi dots on the twins.

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    1. Sash is very sensitive to the noise due to his autism, and that's the main reason for keeping away from his boisterous little brother.

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  3. Lovely to see Sasha interacting with Eddie more - it's always beautiful to see the utter joy on their faces, especially Eddie's ! Sorry to hear about your fall - hope you're not too sore. They should have an official feeler in every shop - I bet he's a local star !!

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    1. Thank you Cheryl, I'm still a bit sore, but mainly it was my pride that was wounded, lol. It must have been quite a sight.

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  4. Really lovely photos!
    Beautiful boys you have!
    Wish you a fab sunday.
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    1. Thank you Helena! Wishing you a lovely Sunday too!

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  5. Poor you, taking such a nasty tumble, I hope you are recovering! That's a lovely sibling photo there too!

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    1. Thank you! I love this photo of my boys.

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  6. Ouch to your fall. Hope it's not too painful still. Love the photo of the boys together - nice to see them enjoying each other's company.

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    1. Thank you Emma, I'm better now, though I suspect the bruise will stay for a while.

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  7. Great siblings photo. Must try almonds on top of my next leek and potato soup!

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    1. Thank you Sabrina! Soured cream is better in my opinion. :)

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  8. like that minifigure - Monkey is developing a love of the Mixels. Glad Eddie is feeling better and that first picture is just lovely.

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    1. We had a few Mixels, but prefer minifirgures or small sets.

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  9. We have had a couple off with the same thing, just a high temperature, lovely photo of the two of them, hope you are recovering from your fall x

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    1. Thank you Mandi! I'm fine now, though the bruise hasn't faded yet.

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  10. THis is such a confusing time for plants, I agree. Our honeysuckle is shooting new leaves and it should be completely bare at the moment.

    Thanks for linking up to Project 366.

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    1. Our honeysuckle is bare at the moment, thanks goodness.

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