Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Postcard from London Arms Fair

Labels: , , , , , , ,

Monday, September 12, 2011

Life Long Learning

Today, Lil was excited to, for the first time in her 71 years on this earth got into a library, get a library card and come out with a book (one that she can read now after practicing her reading with Christine and David).

Now she plans to work on her writing skills.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

The National Portrait Gallery

Its open late - until 9pm on Thursday & Friday and its free. The Portrait Award Exhibition is on until the 18th and is well worth seeing. However even when that is gone there is still something for everyone.

I'm thinking of taking the young people one evening after school...tempting them with the following portraits:

- a painting of Tinie Tempah (Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu)
- a photograph of Gok Wan
- a video of David Beckham sleeping
    And if that doesn't work perhaps various portraits of JK Rowling and Gandalf (Ian McKellen) might or Julian Opie's cartoon style on canvas or animatedly breathing and blinking...

    I may have to make up a Gallery Treasure Trail...

    Roz Self Portrait in Opie style

    Labels: , , , , ,

    Wednesday, September 07, 2011


    When I'm tired or stressed or just not on the ball I can mix up words or phrases. The following are my recent abberations:

    • On the phone I asked Tom if it was 'crying' where he was or if it was dry! (raining was the appropriate word)
    • I talk about an 11 month old 'googling' rather than gurgling (putting the goo-goo with gurgle - the person who I told was initially quite impressed with the dexterity and literacy of this baby) 
    • And rather than say 'I can't multi-task', I said 'I can't monkey-dance' (sounds and seems very much alike)

    Even if it is a sign of 'issues' to come in my future, its quite interesting to see the world in terms of crying weather, googling babies and monkey-dancing...

    Labels: , , , ,

    Friday, September 02, 2011

    Summer still...

    The leaves are falling...

    ...but the Summer Club plants are still growing.

    Labels: , ,