January. What’s it good for?
I’ll be the first to admit that I really dislike January. It’s like the Monday of the entire year. Dull, dreary, full of pessimistic woe and you just can’t wait for it to be over.
Well, we’re only 23 days into the new year and we’ve already had enough drama for one year thank you very much.
Obviously you’ll know about Alex’s accident with his hand, well there’s been something else now and once everything is sorted, I’ll probably tell you all about it… and yes, I’ll name names and detail the sheer ineptitude displayed as a result of it all. That’s if I think it’s worth it once I’ve calmed down.
Let’s move on to some lighter things for now.
First off, we had a visitor to the Towers. A “local” and commenter here on the blog – Ben. He popped round for an afternoon last week and we had a good old chat about stuff including making object d’art. I don’t think he’s been scarred for life with my wall of talk, so he got off quite lightly, it would seem. Anyway, it was a pleasure to have him here.
Recently Mana asked me to teach her how to draw a face, so I drew one with her copying what I did as I explained why I was doing what I was doing. This was the result…
Pretty good for a five year old’s first attempt, I’m sure you’ll agree. And she did ALL of this on her own.
Speaking of Mana. For a long time we’ve wondered if she may have some issues with her eyesight and recently the school performed an eye test and as a result, they recommended that we get a further test done at a local optician. Yes, they too agreed that she did need glasses.
Mana chose the frames herself. They’re Snow White frames… as you can clearly tell. Apparently.
Like the rest of the UK, we’ve had snow. And don’t I bloody well know it…
A bit of an arty shot with a shallow DOF, taken in our garden with the spangly new camera. Of course Mana and Alex had to sit in the snow and generally roll around in it and throw it at each other. *Tut* Kids.
Lord alone knows what Alex is up to here, but I think we can all guess what his sister is preparing to do. Splat!
We bought a sledge some years ago. Now we could actually use it! Okay, so we have used it before.
As usual, Daddy has to over egg the pudding and play up to the camera. Show off.
Strangely, after doing this type of thing for an afternoon, suddenly my age decided to creep up on me and delivered a lovely shooting pain, stemming from the base of my spine and travelling the full length of my left leg. Thanks for that.
Apparently I’m no spring chicken anymore. Why the very nerve of such a sentiment. I’m in my prime!
In other news…
A Terraleptil gets a bath. (This is an exercise is rescuing old latex.)
And an Etheric Beam Locator gets a refurb. More on this story later.
I’ve been tinkering with other TARDIS tools and such like recently too…
That’s pretty much it for now.