Me: What do you do in a Dalek Club?
Cherub: (face and tone wondering why I even needed to ask that question) Be daleks...
(on my car dashboard)Climber was Caught Being Good at school. He handed in some lost money to the office. I may have been heard to remark in the past that if you are desperate to receive one of these awards, the fastest way to go about it would be to hand in $2 and claim you found it, but I'm pretty sure I've only said that to other parents and not to the kids. I also think that an observant teacher could have found other things about Climber's behaviour this whole year that warranted Being Caught Good, but I may be biased about this subject.
Cherub was sitting next to me at the computer when he suddenly sniffed and said I can smell your summer smell Mummy. I was a bit nonplussed and asked if my summer smell was a bad smell, to which he said No it's nice. Not stinky like a smoker. Then I asked if I had a winter smell and he said no. It took me a while but I worked it out: he was referring to my eau-de-fake-tan. Most definitely my summer smell.
(from our garden)Climber told me at Camp they had one meal of Build-Your-Own Hamburgers and that when he went to assemble his, he thought about what I would say and included some healthy vegetables into the burger, as opposed to just having meat, bun and tomato sauce. Well, with the first burger he made anyway. I had a my work here is done moment after he told me that.
We've been getting lots of lovely light through our kitchen window since they knocked down next door, which has been ace because our kitchen-&-living is normally rather dark. But as you can see from this shot we are not going to have any view at all once they finish building. The new place will be single storey, but owing to flood plain regulations, it is set rather higher than ours, and they are of course building it right up to the fence line. One day I'm going to start a Society for the Preservation of Back Yards.
We have house-guests for the next ten days. My sister is making her annual Spring Racing Carnival Pilgrimage to photograph the horsies, and she has brought my niece with her. If you happen to buy an Australian postage stamp in the next couple of months, check and see if it has a racehorse called Saintly on it. That is one of my sister's racehorse photos! It is! We are feeling very proud and impressed by that.