I am not very sure I deserve it, but I decided I needed a new home for my blogging ventures. I have moved to what was previously my professional domain and put both this and my professional blogs in there and I hope I can count on your readership on my new address.
Friday, 22 February 2013
Friday, 25 January 2013
I haven't blogged in a while. Actually, I probably haven't blogged properly since I went to Brazil in June (right?). See, it's not that I've stopped reading - I did slow down - but I didn't feel like writing much. In July my granddad died, in August the Olympics happened and I was there, Gamesmaker-ing, in September, Lily started nursery. Ever since, I have had a cold after another after another. Not her, ME. Well, she's had the odd runny nose and one bad cold but me, nooo, I am seriously suffering.
Anyway, a few of my resolutions were getting back to reading and writing and possibly working (the horror!). I have temporarily quit photography because it was giving me more stress than money, to be honest. How temporary that will be depends on what happens this year, with my health (my GP said the stress is not helping with the colds and infections) and my other career. I think it might be the right time to go back to that, so job hunting it is.
Sooo, expect more from this blog in 2013. Book reviews, choosing a school (help please!?) and random ramblings, as per usual. :)
Sunday, 13 January 2013
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Lily has started nursery Monday, and we had a taster session last week. At the end of every day, she chooses a book from the library. On her very first day, she picked this one (I won't mention the title) about a monster who uses dummies.
On page 3 (or something very early on), one of the monster's relations says that she looks like an idiot wearing the stupid thing. I can't begin to describe the face I must have pulled when I read that. And I read faster than I think, so when I realised how horrible it sounded, I had already said it. Out loud. To my 3 year old. Am I overreacting?
This is not a word we use in this house and, quite frankly, it's the first time I come across it in a child's book. I know one of the objectives of reading is to enrich one's vocabulary, but I don't this word is required, especially not at this age.
The book doesn't look new, but there are dozens of other books, so I wonder if anyone at the school ever read it. Should I bring it to the teachers' attention or will they just think me a fool for caring what sort of language my child uses? *sigh*
(PS I will pretend it was only yesterday I posted last. Please forgive me.)
Thursday, 28 June 2012
I haven't abandoned the blog. Might look like it from the outside, but the truth is that we were on holiday and I thought it would be a good idea to just enjoy and leave blogging for when we came back. I will (soon) start posting about our lovely days in Brazil, our weekly photos and films we've seen (not those many, but I only read two books and one was in Portuguese, so I will write about it on my other blog).
Stay tuned :) xx