Monthly Archives: July 2004
i loved this reflection of a wall clock in the Oak Tree Inn. as the window moved in the door it seemed to shimmer and melt.
a lovely effect enhanced by nice warm colours.
viewed from an angle in the Oak Tree Inn
the Oak Tree Inn had soup of the day, cheesecake of the day and a rather worrying asserole of the day.
i hope the ‘asserole’ is missing a ‘c’ and not another word mispelt
oooh, this is the 3000th funkypancake post. that’s an average of ‘quite a few’ a day since 16 April 2003 so that’s 6 and a bit posts per day. fancy that fact fans.
here is an ancient telephone and a modern wall plug in the Oak Tree Inn:
our holidayhouse was right opposite the oak tree inn, which is a lovely traditional pub/inn/restaurant/cafe/hotel thing.
here are esther and kezia enjoying a coke:
i like going supermarket shopping with esther and kezia. i think this is because i do it so rarely it’s still a novelty.
here is a game you can play to bring even more fun to a shopping trip. get a massive multi-pack of crisps and try to get your youngster to balance it on their head whilst you whizz them about on the trolley.
kezia did quite well, although she found the bag of oven chips we tried later a little cold.
i went to the supermarket with kezia this afternoon as a father/daughter bonding thing. we walked past the men’s pants department and i saw these keyhole trunks.
trunks seems a modern word for pants (and i use this term in the most british of senses – non of your trousers here pls).
and what’s the keyhole bit all about ? is it for those physiologically challenged ? or a modern day chastity belt ? it’s all too much for me to comprehend.
next they’ll be saying men need to wear single piece swimming costumes at public pools.
esther took this photo but was very concerned because she said she could only see three of the bollards in the photo. i said we should call it ‘the hiding bollard’ because you can see it if you look justbehind the third one.
more random field activities. this time involving lots of cardboard boxes. one of the organisers said it took around 7 hours to prepare this game, which lasted approximately 7 minutes !
it’s that drummer again …
we had a very nice trip to Milarrochy Bay with cousin catherine, cousin mike and his parents.
here is a view of the loch:
inspired by the children cousins jane and catherine regressed and built a sand speed boat for esther and kezia (mike’s dad provided valuable engineering input):
jane’s parents spot something funny in a tree:
then kezia came down and walked through a very photogenic hollow tree: