Blue balloons

Blue balloons. Day 308/365.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011, Day 308/365.

Walking through Rundle Mall last Tuesday lots of kids had blue balloons. I wondered where they came from and then I saw these. I think it was a promotion for Rundle Mall.

I also think they were giving away cupcakes. My first thought was free food. My second and final thought was, no, I wouldn’t have one and that thought ruled.

Clouds

Cloudy. Day 307/365.

Monday, 26 September 2011, Day 307/365.

There’s something about clouds that fascinate me.

I look up at them and never get sick of them and wish I could join them sometimes.

The only time I’ve gotten really close was when I skydived in New Zealand and we went through clouds during the freefall. That was scarily spectacular.

Looking back through my photos I can see there is a bit of a cloud theme:

Before the storms rolled in. Day 16/365.

sky

Flying over snow

Sunset over Hardwicke Bay

Wishful thinking

Strawberry and cream sponge cake. Day 305/365.

Saturday, 24 September 2011, Day 305/365.

I don’t think I need to say too much more about this. Sponge cake, fresh whipped cream and strawberries. The sponge could have been a bit spongier but otherwise it was delicious.

Trigs. Day 306/365.

Sunday, 25 September 2011, Day 306/365.

See how blue the sky is here? I’m hoping one week later, ie today, that it is this blue. By the time this is published we will be camping and the weather doesn’t promise to be that good this weekend. Fingers crossed for us, please. Thank you.

Multitasking – boys can do it

Multitasking. Day 304/365.

Friday, 23 September 2011, Day 304/365.

There’s a rumour going around that boys/men can’t multitask. I put it to you that it is men that have spread this rumour so they have a good excuse to get out of doing things requested of them by women.

I’ve seen evidence that males can multitask. I’ve caught out my boyfriend doing just that and he’s sworn me to silence so as not to ruin the myth that men can’t multitask. Sorry I’m breaking my silence.

In other evidence, I’ve seen my son playing his DS with the computer on his lap and the tv on too. This could be related more to his generation having short atttention spans and the like because they’ve so many electronic things to ‘stimulate’ them.

So girls, don’t let them fool you. Our menfolk can multitask when they choose.

Shapes

Lots of straight lines make some curves. Day 303/365.
Thursday, 22 September 2011, Day 303/365.

Remember doing one of these at school? I kind of vaguely do.

There’s probably a proper name for it. I’ve no idea what it is, but I like the effect that the straight lines make.

It was my son’s homework one night and I think he enjoyed doing it.

Staying put

View from level 13. Day 302/365.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011, Day 302/365.

Making the most of the view outside my window at work. I was told more than a month ago that I’d be moving but nothing’s happened and any mention of it hasn’t happened for some time now.

I’d like to stay at my desk because it’s better than where I’d be going.

Hopefully they’ve forgotten?

Play us a song piano man

Showing us his new piano skills. Day 301/365.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011, Day 301/365.

I have to admit that when I take JJ out to an adult thing he’s usually pretty good. I mostly let him take his DS just incase he needs to entertain himself but he doesn’t always use it.

I do get the “I’m bored”, “I want to go home” whines sometimes but usually he’s excellent.

Last Tuesday we went to a friend’s going away and as it was an evening thing I only planned to stay for a little while so I could get him home to bed at a reasonable hour. If I didn’t take him it would mean not going, or organising childcare for a few hours which is probably more disruptive sometimes.

He knew most of my friends who were there so was able to chat to them. There was a piano at this place and as I’ve shared before, he’s been learning piano.

After we’d been there for about an hour he asked me if he could play the piano. I said to ask the owner and she said it was fine so off he went. The piano was upstairs and most of us were downstairs.

As I said he’s only been learning the piano for a few weeks but he’s got a couple of tunes he’s memorised and a friend showed him an easy one which he’s since played every day.

It was great to see him do this of his own accord and get off the hand-held game. And he enjoyed himself.