Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Today I'm going to Kindy B to do some sewing. I made an electrical conduit and ebay connector version of the sewing table I saw at the Kleas Blog
I like the Bayeux Tapestry - lots of boats and people
It's very long and tells the story of William the Conquerer-
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
I have a new toy. It is a new phone. And I am testing writing a blog the voice response talk. I do have a slight problem because I do not know how to get it how to do punctuation. I am having some problems persuading it to understand some of the things I'm saying and it's just put in a contraction where I did not expect it. I may have to read the manual.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Maude The Not-So-Noticeable Shrimpton by Lauren Child
I've liked all the Lauren Child books I've read to the girls but I think this on was written for children a bit older and so it went over the heads of the girls a bit - but that's ok. Callie said she didn't like the Tiger... Rosie said she liked the tiger because she has a tiger toy...
If Beaver had a Fever by Helen Ketteman
Which was ok - a rhyming mother and child conversation book.
Sven's birthday tomorrow - will his present arrive in time - this and other mysteries to be discovered tomorrow...
Monday, July 15, 2013
This was another library book:
This Morning Sam Went To Mars (a book about paying attention) by Nancy Carlson
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Polar Opposites by Erik Brooks.
I liked this one because it part of the plot was that Polar Bears and Penguins live at different poles. It makes me happy when childrens books don't enforce those common fallacies that get drummed into peoples heads - like dinosaurs and humans at the same time, polar bears and penguins playing together etc. One might say it's just a children's story but I think there is a difference between talking chickens and telling children that octopuses have 9 babies through a live birth rather than laying hundreds of eggs. (recent cartoon bugbear). I'm ok with fairies and Santa and gnomes in stories but I'm not ok with polar bears and penguins living at the north pole together. So I like this book.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
The A to Z of Fairies by Caroline Stills
The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton
The girls are so young they don't even know who Julie Andrews IS.