Pokemon Go has arrived in our house.
We have found Pokemon at the dinner table .....
.... Pokemon where we sit ..........
.... and we even have Pokemon in the toilet!
Wednesday, 20 July 2016
Tonight was Lara's Leavers Evening at School. It was an opportunity to get dressed up and for some lucky students an opportunity to receive an award.
Lara received several certificates. A certificate for Peer Mentoring, a Gold Certificate for the UK Junior Maths Challenge and a Certificate of Qualification for the Junior Kangaroo Maths Challenge where she was only one point off of getting a merit.
After the formal part of the evening, parents were invited to partake of drinks and a barbecue whilst the children were whisked away to a disco in another part of the school. As well as the professional photographer who took the first photo above, there was a photo-booth with props for the children to use for some fun photos.
Today was my Mum's 80th birthday. I made a cake and we joined her and Dad this evening for a slice washed down with some bubbly.
Earlier in the day the children had visited her to take her presents and my Dad had taken some photos to mark the occasion including this lovely picture.
The butterflies on the buddleia are too quick for me to photograph but this bee was happy to pose for a photo. I've noticed before the pollen on the bees legs as you can see in this photo and decided to google why this happens. I'm not familiar with the anatomy of bees so was surprised to discover that bees have 'pollen baskets' on the outside surface of their hind legs where the pollen they collect is stored.
Sunday, 3 July 2016
Tux has taken to sleeping on top of the kitchen wall cupboards again. After months of sleeping on beds or windowsills he's returned to his spot up high, where he can see what's going on. He wasn't too happy when I disturbed his sleep this afternoon as can be seen from the look on his face.
Today was somewhat drier and warmer than earlier in the week and the bees and butterflies were all taking advantage of the opportunity to collect the pollen and nectar. This Tortoiseshell Butterfly stayed on the Marigold flower long enough for me to photograph it.
All the campaigning and debating ahead of the EU Referendum and our visit to the polling station this evening took all of 5 minutes for us to put our cross in the box! This was the first time that the boys were also able to join Wayne and I in casting their vote.
Today was an important day for Christopher. He found out his final exam results and we were all thrilled and so proud to find that he has achieved a First in his his Masters Degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. Well Done Christopher - all the hard work paid off.
This morning we took a long overdue trip to the local Household Recycling Centre to get rid of loads of stuff that had accumulated over several months. The site has recently been refurbished and our rubbish was quickly disposed of in the appropriate skips.