This website was invented many years ago, when the author kept coming across interesting things in pockets whilst doing laundry. Like small, terrified reptiles. Blogging about raising children in the rainforest, moving them to the UK and watching them leave home one by one to have their own adventures has gradually been replaced by a return to grownup life for their mother, Nan Sheppard, who is an anthropologist, writer and public international law consultant.
We had Max's birthday party on Sunday, and Ailis and her fiancée stayed for a couple of nights, and my sister-in-law Sheena (or "Beans" to those in the know) arrived from London laden with presents the day Ailis and Dan left... so we've had a really busy week! And today internet was connected. Hooray!
This is our kitchen. Yay! I love my kitchen! Much cooking is happening!
This is the birthday party view out of the kitchen window. "Trampoline Badminton", the game that's sweeping the nation!
Another kitchen view, cuz I know y'all just can't get enough.
And that's all you get for now, I'm afraid! The boys will be home soon (Sam and Max's school is across the road, I can see into the playground from the Western side of the house; Chas rides his bike to and fro. It's a bit different from our previous commute, eh?) ... and we have to go to the doctor's to register ourselves and THEN we have another appointment. The piles of paperwork have been frightening! And as soon as I see the end in sight I do something silly like apply for a phone, and another pile of mail comes through the door. I see the end in sight AGAIN now, so the next few weeks should be slightly less hectic? Sean is coming this weekend for a couple of weeks, so we will try to do fun things together while the weather holds out. (The weather's been really nice. I keep commenting on it, "Lovely weather we're having" which makes Ailis giggle "Look how English you're becoming!")
I am looking forward to tonight: after storytime, (We've just finished Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third's seventh adventure, "How To Ride A Dragon's Storm", and recommend the whole series highly!) (We can go to the bookstore here and get ANYTHING!) (Sometimes we just go to the bookstore and lie on the floor and read stuff!) (Am reading Richard Dawkins' "The Blind Watchmaker" and it's great) What was I saying? Yes: Tonight, I will catch up on everyone's bloggy news. See you then!
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. - Mahatma Gandhi