It's the February school break so the Boy and I have been finding things to do. With Miss Mouse at nursery, we took the opportunity to wander up to the library for a bit* then on the way home went 'exploring' along a path we'd walked past before but never been along. Aside from all the rubbish and burnt-out-mysterious-bits-of-stuff, it was quite pretty with the sun out and a bit of blue sky. So that's me with me bag o'books - a book about the universe for the Boy and a Terry Pratchett book for me. On the advice of Uncle Hopalong's friends I'm giving Mr Pratchett another go having not read one of his for years.
* Miss Mouse can walk that far but gets very moany on the way back. It's nice to walk with the Boy at something approximating a reasonable pace rather than the Epic Dawdle we have to adopt with Miss Mouse in tow.
He's a very organised Boy and thoughtfully provided me with an itinerary. Top right: a Chinese dragon was to be made for Chinese New Year. Airfix is suggested top left but that is a Daddy job. Also for Daddy is the most excellent game entitled..
The Household Six~Year~Old, completely without any prompting, produced a picture of a dinosaur in a rocket-ship. Spooky. Actually it's even cooler than that - they're ghost dinosaurs in a spaceship zapping the moon because they show up in the moonlight. I'm so proud :-).
He was having a very creative day actually - he got the idea for this purple dinosaur from a kids' art book and did his own thing with it. He made the dinosaurfirst then decided it needed a backdrop, so he did that and stuck the dinosaur on it.
I spent a few hours helping out at the willow harvest at Kittochside. The weather was pleasantly mild and the company was good so I had a great time (and came home with some willow to plant), but this evening I can really feel the ache in my legs!
Well, due to the influence of this week's reading book, the Boy is making Cheese Stars.
The End Result:
They look quite nice but actually the Boy wasn't that keen and, as I'm not much of a cheesey person, neither was I. However we did have a lot of fun making them, and I should imagine that the birds will be grateful if we give them some tomorrow.
Once upon a time my friend Bee told me about 'project 365' in which you take a photo a day for a year. I wasn't that disciplined about it and it took me one year and 3 months to reach Day 365, but it quickly became a habit of sorts and also a record of my year. So I've overrun but I continue with it anyway!