Esther has suddenly become very good at pictures! Here are a few of her creations.
Tuesday, 15 December 2020
Monday, 14 December 2020
Naomi and Miriam were meant to be on Brownie camp this year, but of course, that hasn't happened. Instead we had a weekend of Zoom meetings and activities, with a "camp" setup in their bedrooms. I think it still worked pretty well. They had fun, anyway...
Sunday, 13 December 2020
It'll be an "at home" Christmas this year, for the first time ever without grandparents or cousins or anything like that. We have, at least, got the first part ready: our very unique tree decorations.
Similarly, Miriam's birthday also needed some outdoor fun, but in her case she just wanted to play Minecraft on the tablet with her friend. So, a little bit easier. Spot the theme with the case too!
...was a bit different this year! Not being able to do an inside party, we were able to do an outside one. Lots of blankets and a gazebo, and we have an outdoor home cinema where our best friends could come too! A lot of fun indeed.
Saturday, 14 November 2020
First an apology, many years ago I started this tradition of writing a letter on your birthday and I have to confess the last few years I haven't quite managed. I should have and I am really sorry. Life got a bit overwhelming and it never quite made it to "paper". This is nothing to with you, mummy should have planned a bit better.
But here you are, having just turned 6! And I want to re-instigate the letter writing tradition.
Lydia, you are a beautiful girl and you know what you love.
- You love purple (I think I have conditioned you given your namesake sold purple cloth).
- You love your sisters.
- You love Elise and Erin.
- You love making mischief.
- You love an adventure.
- You love a bit of dressing up (come as you please day at school and you were adament you would be a unicorn!)
You also find joy in the biggest things
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6
Saturday, 17 October 2020
A couple of slightly techie things to catch up on too...
First, several years ago I was given a rack mount cabinet for some of my technology things. It's been a long time coming but finally it's up and running (okay, a very select group of people will appreciate this!)
I've also been on campus for the first time in months. I'm involved in teaching a course that has always been planned for "online" (rather than the webcam lectures I've been doing the past few weeks). My bit goes live in January, so I was in the film studio last week. Here was my view for that time - very professional stuff indeed.