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Independence, Flowerpots and Treats

We love walking to school with the children. Some of the best conversations are had on these journeys. It is also lovely to see them striding out with such confidence.

Down one of the lanes to school we spotted strange creatures in the trees over a fence.

T had art club after school today so it was J’s turn for a treat at the lovely French cafe we like to frequent when in North Finchley, Joie de Vie.

 
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Posted by on June 21, 2017 in Beauty, Food, Grandchildren

 

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Plaits, Poppies and The Summer Exhibition 

I love being able to plait hair again! When LiveWire T’s Mum was little she used to insist on an odd number of plaits and each one had to have a different coloured ribbon – sometimes seven plaits and all the colours of the rainbow.

On the way to school this morning we spotted pansies in a front garden.Today’s feast of art was at The Royal Academy for The Summer Exhibition. Here are some of our favourites.

By Bob and Roberta Smith

Poupee Bleue by Abdoulaye Konate


Untitled Throne, decommissioned arms by Gonçalo Mabunda

Bob and Roberta Smith

Alter Ego – two silver plated objects, one flattened by a 250 ton press, hanging on threads. Cornelia ParkerDetail from Swell by Sara Dodd. So delicate and made of porcelain, looking like sheets of filo pastry.


This was our absolute favourite, bronze and aluminium, called Silent Journey by Ann Christopher.

I could keep posting for ever tonight!

 

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Feather, Flowers and Ceanothus 

On our walk this afternoon, J, LiveWire2, was on a mission to find beautiful things for me. First was this tiny feather which he held very carefully so that it didn’t blow away.

Next he spotted a clump of daisies in the sunshine.

Later, playing in the garden, T, LiveWire3, crawled under the Ceanothus to retrieve the ball and came out with tiny blue blossoms in her hair.

 
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Posted by on June 16, 2017 in Beauty, Grandchildren

 

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Brunel, Bat-Girl and Boris the Moggy

Here we about to cross  the Tamar into England across the Brunel Bridge on our way to visit the London branch of the family.

We collected LiveWire No 3 from school and took her for a treat in our favourite French cafe. Despite the heat, she wanted to keep her coat declaring she was Bat Girl!

Boris is a very beautiful cat who looks like a Colourpoint Longhair but who really is just a moggy as his label declares. His little sister, Bob, is black and sleek and very purry, especially at story time. 

 
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Posted by on June 15, 2017 in Beauty, Grandchildren

 

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Last Photo, Broad Beans and Green Fields

Happily, both Grandbabies woke up in time for a last photo before I left early this morning.

Just outside Bristol Station were these broad beans, part of an urban gardens project. Seeing them really pleased me!

It is always so lovely when returning to England from abroad. The greenness of everything is quite startlingly beautiful.

 

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Guest Blogger LiveWire No. 1

NM was to have been my Guest Blogger yesterday but the evening disappeared! Today, she is home from school early as she will be for the rest of the term as the timetable has moved into intensive time, which means that lessons end at 1pm. Over to NM.

My mummy had twins in January and  I am enjoying playing  and laughing with them. One of them is a boy and  one of them is a girl. They are handsome and pretty indeed.They are growing  a lot and quickly. I love them so much that I don’t know who to hold first.

 I would  like to talk about my Senagalese outfit. It’s a special outfit for celebrations like Eid. I will be wearing it in twenty days’ time.


Granny and I made Strawberry Shortcake.We used my Great Great Granny’s recipe. It was a  surprise   for my Mum and we all enjoyed it.




 

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Twin Pram, Grandbabies and A Flower

Shopping is quite an adventure with the ‘bus’!


One smiley baby and one much more serious this afternoon.

LiveWire No1 drew my attention to this beautiful white flower whose name I don’t know. I love the raindrops, on it and the buds, left after the storm.

 
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Posted by on June 4, 2017 in Beauty, Grandchildren

 

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