Playing, The Nine Times Table and Tete à Tete

07 Feb

1   I loved this George Bernard Shaw quotation and its illustration sent by a friend – just keep on playing!

We don't stop playing

2   I was reminded of the delights of the 9 times table today.  I am intrigued by the patterns made by the numbers and the way all the ‘answers’ add up to 9. Simple fun! I bet there are some mathematicians out there who know even more of the magic of the nine. Do tell me!

The magic nine times table

The magic nine times table

3   I’ve brought a little sunshine indoors in the shape of a pot of miniature daffodils, the delightful Tete à Tete:

Tete à Tete

Tete à Tete

Sheer beauty

Sheer beauty


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10 responses to “Playing, The Nine Times Table and Tete à Tete

  1. helen meikle's scribblefest

    February 8, 2014 at 11:53 am

    I’m putting the quote on my fridge. And I wish I’d know that about the nine times when I was learning it.

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 8, 2014 at 1:09 pm

      Yes, it certainly helps the learning – and is so simple to remember which suits me! 🙂

  2. greenbenchramblings

    February 8, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Haven’t seen that quote for along time, I had forgotten how good it is. When I was teaching junior kids I used to get them to play with the 9 times table – so many patterns.

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 8, 2014 at 1:08 pm

      Me too! So many patterns, so much fun! 🙂

  3. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    February 8, 2014 at 2:51 am

    Tete à Tete
    just seemed like something fancy to me when I read of… or saw one in a movie… the S shaped couch… facing together… seemed so romantic!

  4. Choc Chip Uru

    February 7, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Sheer beauty is right my friend 😀
    Stay warm and dry!

    Choc Chip Uru

  5. Hudson Howl

    February 7, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Playful indeed, is the secret. We all know it, just forget to practice.

    Ah, no more incessant grey, ‘nothing but blue skies do I see’. Comes down to mind over matter. If nature doesn’t cooperate, then ‘tête à tête amoureu , for love of living in sunshine, the kind you bring indoors to fight the drab outdoors.

    Thank you again for your comments this morning.

  6. john zande

    February 7, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Hope your keeping dry, Sally.

    • john zande

      February 7, 2014 at 5:04 pm


      • mybeautfulthings

        February 7, 2014 at 5:09 pm

        Thank you, we are. Another huge storm coming tonight so hope no more damage is done to our coastline.


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