This week has been very "child-centric" and why not?
The first event was an expedition to see the Olympic torch. It's just amazing that this torch has travelled the country since 19th May visiting practically every community on its way to its final desination, London, for the start of the Olympic Games on 27th July.
Even though we live in a very small rural community in Lincolnshire it came within 10 miles north of us last week and 6 miles south of us on Wednesday, day 47 of it's journey. It then wended it's way into Norfolk, passing through the Queen's estate at Sandringham where this photograph was taken.
Our next outing was to the school prize giving. This was a particularly emotional outing because it was my grandson and my great grandaughter's last term before going on to senior school. Where have all those years gone to?
I'm afraid that my photography skills have not improved over the years and, horror of horror, my battery went before my great granddaughter and another grandson were given their prizes. Unforgivable! What an abject failure of a grandmother I am!
They all go to a wonderful little prep school nearby where the teaching is holistic. Not only are they being nurtured and taught to the highest standards, they are also learning how to behave and present themselves. Mind you, I think that they forget all about this once they leave the school premises :-)
|3 year old Noah at the first of many school gatherings|
|Orianne ( centre front!) performing and singing a swimming song!|
|Taylor being presented with a prize|
And finally, and with profuse apologies to all the wonderful men that I know (that sounds bad doesn't it?)
10 PIECES OF ADVICE TO BE PASSED ON TO YOUR MOTHER, DAUGHTERS, GRANDDAUGHTERS, NIECES, AUNTS, GIRLFRIENDS, ETC.
1. Don't imagine you can change a man - unless he's in diapers.
2. What do you do if your boyfriend walks out? You shut the door.
3. If they put a man on the moon - they should be able to put them all up there.
4. Go for the younger man. You might as well, they never mature anyway.
5. Men are all the same - they just have different faces, so we can tell them apart.
6. Best way to get a man to do something is to suggest he is too old for it.
7. Love is blind, but marriage is a real eye-opener.
8. The children of Israel wandered around the desert for 40 years. Even in Biblical times, men wouldn't ask for directions.
9. If he asks what sort of books you're interested in, tell him cheque books.
10.. Remember a sense of humour does not mean that you tell him jokes, it means that you laugh at his.