We stomped all over the Towans this weekend. The skies were wonderful. Bursts of the most brilliant sunshine, and then huge leaden skies that threatened rain. I love wandering underneath the big skies of West Cornwall. They are so vast. There wasn't much wild life to see. Mainly shifty crows and sneaky magpies. The boys played 'Assassin.' Basically it involved Marc and I wandering the dunes, whilst being closely stalked by Alf and Olly. Every now and then we would duck down and hide. And sometimes, when we felt really energetic, we'd stalk them too.
I went to the cinema to watch Interstellar with Sam. We sat slumped low in our seats, and shared a tub of popcorn. The film was fabulous. Yes it got slated in The Sunday Times, but I think that the critic missed the point. I sat there eyes wide throughout. I had the ends of my scarf scrunched between my fists, and these were pressed against my mouth. That's how much I enjoyed it. What I loved even more was sharing the experience with Sam. My boy is such good company. And so tall!
Alfie had another judo course on Sunday, and came away with his first blue tab to put on his green belt. He was very happy. He was also chuffed that our friend Simon, an ex para, came over to help him 'shrink the cap' or mould, and fit his army cadet beret to his head. I just know that when he next goes to cadets, he'll be telling anyone who will listen. Mind you, standing there bedecked in his uniform, I felt a tinge of unease. My son, the soldier child. Of course cadets isn't a recruitment drive for her Majesty's forces. But still.....
On a more trivial note, I just thought I'd share with you the joy of no longer having a paint stained oil cloth over my beloved dining table. Since Olly has started school, I have whipped that bugger off of my one and only piece of Habitat furniture, so that I my admire it's goodly form as I go about my business. It's a daily happy.
Hope you all have a great week!