Welcome to our week in photos. This is our weekly catch up for both sets of grandparents who live abroad and don’t get to be as much a part of the daily madness of our lives as much as we and they would like. So we share here for them to get at least a snippet of what we get up to.
If I said this week has been interesting I wouldn’t be lying. Dealing with personal issues, whilst trying to manage the world around you, and also feeling sore and very sad at tragic events that are almost impossible to explain to ourselves, let alone our children, plus a very challenging week in my other work life, mean that I am saying good by to this week with some measure of relief and hope that next week will be quieter. If next week could in fact be incredibly quiet and boring, dull in fact, that would be great and I will be delighted.
Moving on. Our week started with fun visits to the Natural History Museum with friends, where we thoroughly enjoyed seeing the Wildlife Photographer of The Year exhibit, and admiring some amazing and very clever photos of animals and wildlife. I wish I was even a fraction that talented with my camera. The museum itself is free but we have a family membership to paid exhibits and activities which we think will be really helpful and save us money, we visit the museum at least once a month, or so, and in the school holidays it will be well used too.
We have also had dress trying on sessions (the tween is composing her blog review for me as I type this, and I am still trying to get over how grown up she suddenly looks, she can just stop that now) and we have also had the usual food, including some rather good “vegetarian” crispy duck (yes, that is a thing) very complicated maths homework (you know it’s bad when I have to google the answers because the tween’s maths is too much for my tired old brain!) and of course regular grumpy cat snapshot to throw into the mix.
You can see our week here or below…
My favourite photo this week is a snap of the boy, after we went to choose a new and bigger violin for him, and also pick up a music stand and music books. I am now officially broke, but he’s loving his violin lessons after a break from them since last year, so it’s well worth it. He sounds good and he and his sister actually practice peacefully together, which is lovely to watch and listen to.
It’s not the best photo but it made me smile.
I hope your week has been less mind melting than mine, and here’s to a peaceful and uneventful week coming! Watch this space! 😉