Kindy concert was outdoors, wind was chilly, children a delight. They sang 11 songs sitting cross legged on a stage under trees & shadecloth. Mostly action songs, ending with 1 verse of Jingle Bells (Ahem - isn’t that now un-pc even at this time of year?) Lots of giggling when Director cue-ed wrong track on music. A few shouts “Hello Daddy” or Mummy. After, MissJ took me by the hand and led me inside to show everything. MissL escorted me to the cake & afternoon tea. The twins found their “portfolio”, an inch thick record of their time at kindy with samples of their work & photos of them. I was looking at both folders at same time with each talking non-stop about the drawings, crafts & events represented. My head was like a tennis umpire’s acknowledging both! Only 3 more kindy days. Dau was a bit weepy at the thought. Me? I would be cheering.
Dau was not happy with Sunday School. Children were told it was a time for Baby Jesus and getting presents. They could at least have stressed giving presents.
Heather: Unfortunate about the apparent overreaction by that lady. Who knows what goes on with people!
Harelady: Who went to France 25 years ago - your parents? Did they come back?
Lindybird: I was fumbling for my keys so often I bought a small leather thingy with a clip on one end that goes on the strap of my shoulder bag and a clip at the other end for keys. Then it took me weeks to remember to put the keys on it before I went toddling off.
AQ: Agree 'giving' more appropriate, especially for Sunday school. Hope your neck didn't suffer any ill effects; also that you didn't inadvertently take any photos of that protesting parent's child. :-)
Talking of books, I've just finished reading Mafia Spies (about the Kennedys, the Mafia, Fidel Castro and various bizarre plots to assassinate the latter during the 1960s). Also just finished A Single Thread, the latest from Tracy Chevalier, who wrote The Girl With the Pearl Earring. I love her books; her topics are so unusual, her research is brilliant and her characters are so well drawn.
OH and I are going to the movies this afternoon to see "The Good Liar," with Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen.
EDIT: We enjoyed the movie; lots of twists and turns. Both actors are wonderful to watch
In reply to Annette in SoCal:
Annette and Anyone Interested: There's a SpaceX launch to the International Space Station today--Wednesday, 4 December--from Cape Canaveral, Florida. NASA TV coverage of the launch begins at 12:30 p.m. in Indiana, so that's 9:30 a.m. in the morning in California and 5:30 p.m. in the evening in the U.K. The SpaceX webcast will begin 6 minutes later than the NASA TV broadcast. NASA TV SpaceXMission Information
OG - I know about pain thresholds, fright and so on but this was so over the top - maybe her husband was embarrassed! His absolute non reaction said a lot to me, though. Maybe her behaviour was for his benefit! Anyway, she trotted off shortly afterwards leaving me and the two shop assistants quite bemused. I was quite shaken myself, afterwards, came over all shivery and felt nauseous. Anyway it is all over, now!
And your doorbell shock -- unfortunate that you fell backwards. Hope it's not left you bruised. At least the woman made sure you were OK.
We spend 90% of net income on conservation, public education and advocacy
The RSPB is a member of BirdLife International. Find out more about the partnership
© The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a registered charity: England and Wales no. 207076, Scotland no. SC037654