A school run - literally - through the flood fields...
On Tuesday we had a morning coffee meeting with my husband. Sometimes it's the only time, when we can talk uninterrupted. In the evenings, once everything is done to be ready for the next morning, I'm just too tired to think straight, and want to go to bed, and read AIBU on Mumsnet - always makes me feel that there are more dysfunctional and problematic families than ours.
This "art installation" with a vintage phone can be seen in the UE Roasters cafe.
Another early morning photo on the way to school.
This year we did a heroic feat, reading all 19 books in the Goosebumps HorrorLand series. I've been reading them to Eddie at bedtime, and he loved them, while I was looking forward for the series to end. We had a box set of 18 books, with the very last one not included. Who makes sets like that? If you sell the set, include all the books. We borrowed the last one in the library.
From one book to another - this week I've finished reading Camilla Lackberg's The Ice Child. This is a classic Scandi Noir, very dark, menacing and disturbing. I read it in a couple of days, but "enjoyed" would be the wrong word to use in relation to this novel. It is way too graphic and cruel.
This is book no.9 in the series, which I didn't realise. I found the first book from the series in my Mount Everest of books. I buy so many books, that I forget what I have.
The horses are my old watercolours, which I made in my mid-20s. They are copies from the artowrk by a Polish artist.
I tested a recipe for chocolate brownies, which I got by email. They only sent me the recipe - alas, no samples were on offer, but as it included a new to me product, I thought I'd source it and try. Will be posting the recipe on my blog this week.
On Saturday we went to the swimming pool, and later to Sainsbury's for a quick lunch. Eddie was devastated as the Lego cards promotion has ended, and we didn't know that.
He said he was heartbroken. He still hasn't completed the album. This is his "heartbroken face"