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Thursday, 21 April 2005


On my last day off before - oh the strain - three days of work, we took advantage of a sunny afternoon to go to the park. There are quite a few to choose from in Luton, but we opted for Wardown Park, which has recently had a complete refurbishment of the children's play area. As well as the ever-reliable Wicksteed equipment, they had some new kit from Sutcliffe; most unusual was an activity just inside the gate, where you wind a handle six times, and when you hear a sound, you shout into it, and it 'talks back' with a silly voice (either sped up, slowed down or backwards). I have, of course, tried to Google it, but I've clearly been typing the wrong words in!

Christopher - pretending to be asleep Christopher really enjoyed running around with the other children (he's a very sociable young man, and he had two little girls running after him for much of the time - even when he was tired and pretending to sleep on a bench!) and Ella loved to zip excitedly from one item to another.

Beth's taking the children to Woodside today, to meet up with another home educating family. It's a shame I can't enjoy the warm day with them, but hopefully there'll be another opportunity; I still have a number of contacts to make for home-ed groups around Luton - it certainly makes us feel much less isolated.

Links of the day:

  • maps.google.co.uk : Yet another string to Google's bow - this time an interactive map of the UK.
  • : a web-based version of the classic game "Lemmings" (it needs quite a powerful PC to work, though)
  • www.unit.org.uk : The Official website of U.N.I.T. - the bunch of army men who appear in Doctor Who (mainly the third regeneration, but there are a couple of episodes this series about it). A personal favourite is in the publications section, which advertises a document (or possibly pamphlet)
    UTE-18 - "But what has happened to Luton?" Coping with common press enquiries
    (thanks, Pete!)

Posted by james at April 21, 2005 8:53 AM

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