Sunday, 28 October 2012


We used to spend so much time in Rowntree Park that I would never have believed that something coud change and us not know about it immediately.

But now that we live a whole 10 minutes cycle away, we are not so on top of things.

So we took great pleasure in discovering that they had created some woodland paths along the back and there is now even a waterfall!

We also enjoyed the bike ramps while there was no-one there to get in our way.

Thea was more cheery than this most of the time.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

How they are now

Nathaniel at 4 years and 1 month

Dorothea at 11 months (mostly snotty)

Another Tuesday

Some playing:
And then messing about in the garden. Everyone likes gardening.

Friday, 19 October 2012


Nathaniel attends a music group which he really enjoys. Recently they have been doing a good deal of xylophone playing and Nathaniel has been desperate to play. (Check out the marimba ponies on YouTube to see what he's wanting to do).

He was overjoyed to find a music set at the toy bus, but in my stupidity I didn't think to check that the xylophone actually worked, so now we have a xylophone which has its longest bar making a higher note that one of the shorter ones (?!), and three bars making that same note.

It hasn't deterred Nathaniel from making music though. This is his rendition of Hickory Dickory Dock. He worked it all out in advance and then asked me to sing it. The chimes are played during the words "hickory dickory", the triangle is for the clocked striking one (or two or three), the xylophone is used for the mouse running up and down (except due to the previously mentioned disabilities of the instrument, its not really clear when its going up or down), and for the tick tock.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012


It hasn't been a particularly exciting day, but very pleasant. A good day for an autumnal cycle into Acomb to buy new toothbrushes (?!), and then stop to munch elderberries at every tree on the way home.
Thea seemed to think it was relaxing!
We have heard about Thea's prowess with a bowl and spoon but not had concrete evidence of it. Now we have! Hooray for rice pudding.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

When it rains....

.....make great towers of recycling!