Joining in with Amy's weekly link up. And wishing it - and Amy - a happy one year anniversary!
- The pictures above were taken yesterday on Porth Kidney Sands, at about mid-day. Olly and I were on dog walking duties, having been asked by my sister in law if we could possibly walk her three dogs. I got a few comments. You can imagine the kind of thing. But Olly and the dogs were exceptionally well-behaved. He ran around with the younger two, while I plodded with the two older ladies. I don't have a photo to share; never work with children or animals apparently.
- Olly has his first wobbly tooth. His two best friends have already lost one, and he was desperate not to be left behind. Do you remember your wobbly teeth? I do mine. It was all very exciting. It's like your first rite of passage into the world of the big kid. The trouble is, I don't want him to be a big kid. Like, ever. I don't want him to have a mouth full of teeth that are too big for his head. It's bad enough that his hair is growing darker by the day, and he no longer has a gorgeous halo of blonde curls. Can I press the pause button please?
- We watched Mary Poppins together today. I didn't realise how dreadful Dick Van Dyck's cockney accent was! And it really is quite a bizarre film. I was sure that Olly would vote with his feet, and wander off. But no, he loved it. I guess that Disney fellow really did know what he was doing. I see that the film 'Saving Mr Banks, about Disney's relationship with the author of Mary Poppins is on Netflix. I shall watch it this evening.
- I need some suggestions for good reads for me. I've just finished 'Spill, Simmer, Falter, Wither' by Sara Baume. It was beautiful. It's a book where seemingly nothing happens, and yet everything does. Don't bother if you like a faced paced thriller. Read it if you like Barbara Kingsolver or Annie Proulx. So if you've read something that's really captured you, please do tell. I do love a personal recommendation. No chick lit though. Or stuff about vampires, because believe me I've read them all.
- Finally, me and a friend were talking about our favourite sweets as a kid. Hers were Opal Fruits (Starburst to you young pups). I admitted that when it came to sweets, anything was fair game. But I do remember mint poppets with great fondness. That and a quarter of white bon bons from Mrs Lucus, at our corner shop. What were yours?
Have a lovely weekend!