Archive for October, 2010
The London Eye over the Thames, seen from the Jubilee Bridge.
The French Club dressed up for Halloween today.
The view from the top deck of the bus is not as good in the rain.
On the seafront in Hove.
A recent Saturday evening tradition: “Top Gear” on BBC 3. Why do I find a show about cars so hilarious and fun? British humor. I love it.
And the scene of many a long talk.
I thought this was a labyrinth at Hove Park, but when I was telling AC about it this evening I mentioned that there were dead ends. Oh, he said, then it’s not a labyrinth but a maze. A maze is a puzzle. A labyrinth twists and turns but there are no decisions to make, you […]
We hiked a couple of miles from Patcham to The Chattri– a war memorial for the Indian soldiers who fought for the British in World War I. “Chattri” means “umbrella” in Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu. The memorial was built on top of the original crematory, but the ashes of the dead were scattered at sea.
After French club the kids have a snack and then they explode into play. During the explosion phase, I was chatting to someone when one of the other parents grabbed me and pointed at the girls. I was quite pleased that Sam was reading to her friends, and surprised because it was a library book […]
We see all sorts of monkey business from the top deck of the bus. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist…)
We were minding our own business on the top deck of the bus when all of the sudden several police motorbikes roared up and parked in front of the bus. We saw two policeman grab a man and hold him. Then more police arrived. And more. Handcuffs came out. Crowds gathered. The bus driver turned […]
After Sam got her “flu jab” at the doctor’s, it was the Gruffalo’s turn. Both of them got stickers for being good. And I can’t decide if “jab” sounds nicer than “shot.” Would you rather be jabbed or shot?