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Archive for the month “September, 2009”

Wow!

 

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 Sun

 

 

  

 

These are my son Alex’s drawings of a beautiful sun  a present to his mummy who loves sun and miss it ! and his name drew it ,written and frame it in glitter – all by himself.

Its all about love…

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Recently i have watched an amazing movie.  500 days of Summer was  a charming romantic comedy with a difference, funny, clever – and it is definetely worth watching.  The story is so realistic and touching! The acting and soundracks were brilliant.

This line describes the film perfectly ‘This is not a love story, this is a story about love’. The story is being told from a men’s point of view  Tom (Gordon Levitt) who works in a greeting cards company writing slogans.  He  believes there is a one true love for every person and when free-spirit Summer (Zoe Deschanel) joins the company as his bosses new secretary they bond over music and start a romantic relationship with the highs, the lows and the dissillusionment. I have to admit that this movie was beautiful,  and takes a refreshing look  into the  art of love  and its deceptions. The unusual thing about this film is that it doesn’t give us the normal  happy ending and cheesy scenario we get about love from other commercial films but this film is reflect reality a little more than any other romantic film.

I am sure that it will leave you with a smile on your face!

It’s raining….meatballs!

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On Saturday we took our little one to the movies  and we pick  the film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs  based on a children/s book written in 1978 by Judi Barret and illustrated by Ron Barrett.  I haven’t read the book yet! but I found the film funny and witty but my husband said it wasn’t the best animated movie he had ever seen he prefered the Ice Age 3  and Madagascar.

The hero Flint Lockwood is a quirky young inventor who creates a machine that causes food to rain from the sky.

After his invention the town will never be the same again all residents become greedy and request more and more food, Spaghetti twisters….giant pancakes…meatball hail…hamburgers, hot dogs…etc. Then Flint, realises what he creates and with his friends , fight the food madness and save the town and the world!

My son Alex was laughing  and may be felt a bit overwhelmed,  but he loved the images of giant food and Steve the funny monkey.  

The moral message is : We like food and we like good food but too much junk food is bad for you….don’t be eaten by it!

Anglo-Saxon treasure in the UK!

An amazing Anglo-Saxon treasure has been discovered buried beneath a field in Staffordshire.  The treasure was located by a hunter with a metal detector and in the collection  there are 1.500 golden and silver objects that testify significant elements for the culture of Anglosaxons during medieval years around 7th century. 

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Anglo-saxon treasure

Delicious Scones!

Scones is a new thing for me and is definetely not a Greek thing but I ended up loving them! Alex is pestering me  to make scones he loves to rub the butter into flour and use the cutter – they turned out well.  As you can see form the photo he can’t wait to eat another one.

Yummy scones!

Yummy scones!

If you’d like to try and make your own scones, you can find the basic recipe I used here: http://www.waitrose.com/recipe/Scones_-_June_2004.aspx

Cauliflowers fluffy and cabbages green….

My son is learning this song  for Harvest Festival!  Love the poem/song but I’m not familiar with it so i have found it in Google and i have to learn it too!  The song is as follows:

Cauliflowers fluffy and cabbages green,
Strawberries sweeter than any I’ve seen,
Beetroot purple and onions white,
All grow steadily day and night.

The apples are red the plums are ripe,
Broad beans are sleeping in their blankety beds.

Blackberries juicy and rubarb sour,
Marrow fattening hour by hour,
Gooseberries hairy and lettuces fat,
Raddishes round and runner beans flat.

The apples…

Orangey carrots and turnips cream,
Reddening tomatoes that used to be green,
Brown potatoes in little heaps,
Down in the darkness where the celery sleeps.

The apples…

I haven’t stop singing it!!

Ready for phonics!

We have been practising with Alex on learning letter sounds (phonics)!  Start with the letter S like snake, snake, sand, sun and the short A sound like hat, jam, mat, pat, fat etc …. i love “playing” phonics.  We wonder what letter he will bring home today? Our guess is T. 

There is no stopping him now!

Back to work!!!!

So back to work after a two weeks break…….and I feel a little lost . Alex was off to school and gave me a kiss in the cheek…I’ll miss him….. he is still adjusting to school routines, today is his first school lunch  hope he likes it!  I hate going back to all crazy  fast motion rythms domestic routines and work realted issues! I try really  hard to re-adjust my self  getting back to library work  and College life and spirit, see all familiar faces and geer up for the new academic year. I read Facebook, check my work and personal e-mail and get on with jobs!

Lucky for me,  during my break I went out with some friends for coffee and chat ,went to the cinema , did shopping— that got me out of the house, and I had actual human interaction. It was a really strange month and break. Had to look after Alex and support him the first few days at school,  support Peter with his pain management course and do some important jobs at home such as decluttering, cleaning etc  it really never ends!.  W e had few nice family breaks visiting Bath for a day and Roccoco Gardens and have some decent weather and drinks in the pubs!

I should maintain the flame of my soul unquenchable in me …

First day at school!

 

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My son Alex started school on the 7th September and has done so well considering he knew no one no tears at all. I know he missed his friends from playgroup but I am sure he’ll be fine.  Starting school is a happy milestone and the first day is a special thing for the parents and the children.
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We were a excited a bit confused and nervous I had butterflies because we didnt know much about the first day.
Alex seemed petrified but excited and proudly was wearing his school uniform.  

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I just hope that he will find it a very great experience!  He likes to ride his bicycle or scooter every morning to school and meet his new friends Dulan, William, Thomas, Archie, Ryan etc.

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