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Weekly Photo Challenge – Contrast

I loved the serendipitous contrasts that happened here in the Natural History Museum in London as our little 3 year old Granddaughter was admiring the skeleton of the enormous 125 million year old Pliosaur!

Grand-baby T at The Natural History Museum

Grand-baby T at The Natural History Museum

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Fields, Clouds and Home

1   As we left London after our week with our Grandchildren and moved into countryside, there were fields of all colours – red with Poppies, yellow with a crop of Oilseed Rape, blue with a Linseed crop, gold with Barley and of course, green – beautiful English fields in summertime.

Poppy field June 2010

Poppy field June 2010

2    Some of the cloud formations were quite lovely too and when it wasn’t my turn to drive I managed to catch a photo or two.

Beautiful cloud shapes

Beautiful cloud shapes

3    It’s always a heart tingling moment to cross the border into Cornwall!

KERNOW a gas dynergh

KERNOW a gas dynergh

 

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Jay, Natural History Museum, and Wildlife Garden

1   Yesterday morning, J spotted an unusual bird on the fence and I was delighted to tell him that it was a Jay. This morning, he decided to draw the beautiful bird for his Mummy and Daddy for when they return.

Jay by J

Jay by J

2   We took the tube train to the Natural History Museum today and had a splendid time investigating all manner of things. After our picnic lunch we went out into the Wildlife gardens which were lovely. The building is one of my favourites – I love the patterns made by the coloured bricks.

The Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum

3   In the pond in the wildlife area we spotted beautiful Dragonflies, a Coot with fluffy babies, Water Lilies and Water boatmen.

The wildlife pond

The wildlife pond

 

 

 

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Ballet Class, Weaving and A Rose

1   The ballet cardigan fits well and Grand-baby T was very pleased with it.

Off to ballet

Off to ballet

2    Thundery rain kept us indoors for much, but not all, of the day so we had fun weaving with ribbons, making a cardboard castle and making amazing gel boards to practise writing on, courtesy of Melissa of Chasing Cheerios. Brilliant idea and very clear instructions! Thank you.

Weaving ribbons

Weaving ribbons

3    On our walk to the bookshop this afternoon we stopped to smell the rain-drenched roses – just gorgeous.

Rose with rain

Rose with rain

 

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Friendship Stop, Tooth Fairy and Ballet Cardigan

1   After school today it was the Summer fair and we saw a different part of the school. I was very taken with this sign in the playground which I am told is where someone goes if they are feeling a bit lonely and they need a friend to play with. In moments, they are spotted and someone comes along to offer friendship. What a lovely warm thing to encourage and with lovely drawings which reflect the multicultural nature of this primary school where 48 languages are spoken!

Friendship stop

Friendship stop

2    J has lost his first baby tooth today and has put it into a little box for the tooth fairy to find! We are baby sitting for the weekend as Mum and Dad are away and we are not sure of the family routine for such an event! 20p? 50p? Anyone any ideas?

First baby tooth to come out

First baby tooth to come out

3   I have been knitting a Ballet cardigan for Grand-baby T since I finished my Wool Against Weapons knitting and have managed to sew it up this evening just in time for tomorrow’s ballet lesson. I hope it fits!

First ballet cardigan

First ballet cardigan

 

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Between

“Between you and me, these shoes really did need a polish!” In Burlington Arcade, Piccadilly, London.

Shoeshine conversation

Shoeshine conversation

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Posted by on June 26, 2014 in photography, Postaday 2014

 

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Coffee Shop, Busby and Beads

1    We visited the coffee shop again this morning and I noticed their lovely community notice board.

Community calendar

Community calendar

Harris and Hoole

Harris and Hoole

2   KJ’s cats are very fluffy and very lovely.

Busby, 14 years old

Busby, 14 years old

3   We bought some big wooden beads for Gand-baby T and she made this colourful  necklace which she is very pleased with.

Beautiful beads

Beautiful beads

 

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