November 2005

slippery floor sign

it’s always great to see a new variant of an old friend, and this is a great one. i blame his winkelpicker shoes.
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knowing right from left

knowing right from wrong xcan be tricky, but knowing which is your right and which is your left even trickier.
esther came up with this great trick for remembering and we decided to share it with you here in case you need to teach anyone else (particularly school children) how to remember which side is left and which side is right.
esther made this up (at least she claims she did). you start by putting your hands in front of you with your thumbs pointing towards the middle and your first finger pointing in the air, like so.
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you then look at your own hands and the one which forms an ‘L’ shape is the left hand one. brilliant !

cracked camera

here’s a picture of andrew’s camera with its broken screen which is quite pretty in a strange way.
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found music

here’s some sheet music i found in the street. i’ve left the photo big enough for people to read and play
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sock

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one thing leads to another

kezia won some glitter in a bran tub at her pre-school winter fair. bran tubs are funny things. it would be good one time to have a few live hamsters and gerbils living in one. everyone would enjoy that.
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anyway, kezia and i then went home and she made this glitter picture which she insisted i photograph to post on the blog. so here it is
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a lovely dinner

our friends invited us over for dinner last night and we had a lovely time.
here are the pink puddings:
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kezia and alice
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simeon at the end of the long table
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where to go curling

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the place we went curling was Fenton’s Rink and it was most excellent. you must go with a group of friends and have a go.
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i’ve put a few more photos here

an actual olympic gold medal

i’m unlikely to ever own one of these:
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primarily because it was won at an event in the past and was awarded for the women’s curling. an event i didn’t take part in:
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Debbie Knox won it instead:
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cleaning and curling

curling is a funkypancake sport. not because i’m good at it though, because i’m not.
look at his utility bin.
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beyond brushes, which are an essential part of the game, you also get to wear the most fantastic shoes.
initially they looked like normal trainers:
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but you can pull the rubber bottom off (called a ‘kipper’) and reveal a super-slippy teflon sole, enabling you to whizz about on the ice like a mad thing
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and look at all the other gadgets and gizmos you can get:
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