Last Sunday we made a trip to Oxford, and thankfully it was cooler than the previous day.
Since it was on Sasha's request, he chose going first to McDonalds and then to the Ashmolean. I really need to pick a day and make a trip there on my own, as with the boys we tend to spend more time in the Ancient worlds rooms, and I do want to revisit the later periods and look at the paintings.
Eddie loves the Egyptians, he enjoys exploring the artefacts, especially the mummies.
On Monday I was taking some last minute photos for the book review, which I finished recently - Storytellers by B.Larssen. It is a brilliant novel set in Iceland in 1920. For me this was the best novel of the year so far.
On Tuesday I was invited to have a coffee at a neighbour's house. We are not house neighbours, but our gardens are divided by a big stone wall. The conversation took a slightly surreal turn, when the lady mentioned that they've noticed that our fig tree has no fruit this year. And apparently, the squirrel who used to eat our figs has now eaten all the figs in their garden.
I didn't know what to say to that really, it's not like it's my pet squirrel, and what am I supposed to do with such an inconsiderate animal?
Rather than that, I enjoyed looking at their well-kept garden, with lots of roses, lavender and lilies.
In summer I tend to make lots of salads for dinner. This is the base of the Italian-style salad, which I served two ways - with tuna (for omnivores) and goat's cheese (vegetarian version).
Running to collect Eddie from school I've spotted two aeroplanes moving towards each other. From my point it looked like they were going to collide, but of course, they were on different levels.
After a quick coffee with a friend, I walked to the Royal mail depot to pick up a packet, and also to talk to them. The day before I arrived home after the school run to find two books, which I bought on ebay, to be posted through the letterbox. They were folded in half, and the covers got damaged in the process.
From the packaging it was obvious that these were books. Just what kind of a
I know you're not supposed to take photos with the sun straight in the camera, but I liked the look of those rippled clouds. It looks like an evening, while it was still pretty early in the day.
Today Eddie and I went to see Spiderman: Far from home, while Sasha went out with his father to do things they enjoy.
The film was actually better than expected. Eddie loved it, and generously rated it 8 and a half out of 10, but even I cede it was pretty good, if you like Marvel films. The only problem I have with Tom Holland as Spidey is he doesn't look like a 16-year-old, and neither does Zendaya as MJ.