Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sunday, June 23, 2013

More badges!

Earlier today, the cubs had their end-of-term presentation before breaking up for the summer. At least we have until August to sew all the badges on!

Fun with a hose

Who cares if it's training?

Sunday, May 26, 2013

And again

Yet more ducklings

Elizabeth took this one as well.

Friday, May 24, 2013

More ducklings!

Well, actually another shot of the same ones. Elizabeth took this shot.


On a visit to Barshaw Park, Elizabeth insisted I photograph the baby ones.


On a visit to Barshaw Park, Elizabeth insisted I photograph the baby ones.

Dave McLaughlin
Language allows us to learn from the experience of others. The most reliable experience is forged in the crucible of science.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Eighth birthday

The birthday girl at her party, at Damselfly Crafts:

The other birthday girl, and sister:


a work in progress:

and the result:

Saturday, December 10, 2011

A little owl

Yes - that's what it's called

Dave McLaughlin

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Keyboard lessons

Elizabeth was apprehensive before going. The lesson started with singing a simple melody accompanied by gestures representing "do", "re", "mi", etc. (Think "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" and you won't go far wrong.) Throughout all this, Elizabeth was mouthing something to me; I couldn't make it out, but I assumed she meant she wasn't enjoying herself; I smiled (I thought) encouragingly. After a while, I realised she didn't want me to watch. After I took to reading my email and surfing the Web on my phone, she had a whale of a time.

Unfortunately, only three kids turned up for today's taster lesson, so they won't be starting a new class until they get some more - pity, because she's quite keen: we came home and took the stickers off the keyboard because she doesn't need them any more.