This week has seen a return to normal. My parents have been away for nearly a month, but they are now back. This means an end to going round twice a day to feed their cats and no more shouting ‘Adolf’ down the garden feeling a complete numpty (one of their cats is a kitler, so he’s called Adolf). So it was kind of a family weekend catching up with them and my brother’s family. Plus it was Mother’s Day and I got breakfast in bed for a couple of days.
Weekends during the winter months have meant catching up on some picture-taking for blog posts because the light is so bad after school. This week was the first week that we had some days when the light was better after school, but we still did a bit of a photo shoot. Here’s H modelling a T-shirt he customized.
This week was parents evening and got to see H’s school books in his classroom. While I was there I saw the sea monster he’s been making this half term. It’s supposed to be teaching them something about hydraulics apparently – I think that is what the syringes are for.
Spring seems to be very much here now. Many of the days are warmer and the conservatory has suddenly become a room again (it’s too cold in the winter to be anything but a storage room). Now the cats are asking to go in there in the morning because the sun heats the room up very nicely. This means that I tend to be upstairs working alone now, rather than with my feline companions. It’s lovely to sit in the conservatory now and eat my lunch though as it is so toasty warm if the sun’s been out.
On Friday there was the eclipse. As it turned out I had a routine doctor’s appointment around that time so I took my camera with me to take a few quick snaps. I didn’t get a chance to fiddle around with the settings too much, so this was the best I managed.