Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Just recharging my body batteries....hence the lack of posts...

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


I haven't been feeling very well lately. Hence my lack of posts. I've got some stomach bug I think, but yesterday I was asleep by 8pm. Today I looked after my son and we got my boxes of magic tricks out and I amazed and confused him with some of those I could do. I love magic trick kits: I urge you to go out and buy a cheap box of tricks for your own amusement in times of boredom, it works a treat when you need a diversion from any trouble or feelings you want to suppress.
The other thing I've been doing is reading my kids a new bedtime storybook, well actually it's not a new book at all. It's The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Graham, a book I know from my childhood but I don't remember where exactly I know it from. I mean whether my parents, or a teacher or myself read it. I started out encouraging my daughter to read a page while I read two but it quickly became apparent that there were some huge words in it that she had not come across and so needed explaining. This was in almost every sentence. I like the way it is written and the language but it uses so many grown up words and is complex in its use of language that I don't think it would make it as children's book in today's world. I may be wrong, my wife (who was a good reader as a kid) said she started it so many times as a kid and always gave up because the words were so difficult that she now hates it (and complains it is boring). It probably is a bit boring but is also fairly gentle and pleasant (at least so far), that I'm going to continue reading it as the bedtime story.
Lastly, I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to our summer holiday at the seaside, it's coming in about 4 weeks time. Yippee!