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Thursday, 1 July 2004

open farm

It's been a busy but enjoyable day off from work - I'm working four ten-hour days at the moment, to give me an extra chance to spend some time with the family mid-week.

Christopher went to pre-school; he and I walked up the hill, talking about why nettles sting - something I am a little more sure about than elementary physics(!) - and when I returned, I spent some time folding clothes and pottering with Beth and Eleanor. Doing anything with clean laundry is something of a challenge with Ella about, though - she loves to pick everything (fairly systematically) out of the washing basket and arrange them randomly on the floor. When I arrived home, though, Beth had been keeping her and the clothes apart, which led to one of the most impressive tantrums I've seen in years. I didn't realise one-year-and-two-month-olds had the co-ordination to carry off such a performance - except when I came into the lounge and made a stupid noise, which started her off laughing, and the whole thing came to a tearful but unconvincing end.

We went to an open farm this afternoon, which was as much an eye-opener for me (I don't think I've seen a full-grown pig in real life for over twenty years!) as for Christopher. There were plenty of baby animals - including a two hour-old chick, and some unstable-looking calves - and even Ella seemed to enjoy herself. [updated] There are a few pictures of our outing in the gallery if you'd like to see them.

A couple of links, to finish with... neither of which make much sense. Take this one, for example: a petition to vote for Dave Prowse to be prime minister.

The other is for a company called Poke who appear to be moving to something called "Biscuit Building" in Shoreditch. There website doesn't say what they actually make or do, but to celebrate their relocation, they've created their own version of Tetris, but with biscuits.

Back to work tomorrow... and who knows what the weekend might bring? Hopefully less thundery showers, which brought our trip to the farm to a slightly premature close!

Posted by james at July 1, 2004 7:30 PM

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