Sunday, January 25, 2009
Is this Summer?!
Well our second week has flown past. It is hard to believe it's summer though when I don't think I have been out in a t-shirt yet. I was meant to be going to Stanley this week but the road was shut due to high winds. Apparently that can happen quite a bit in the summer but not so much in the winter. Walking to the bus stop I had to hold onto the children or they would have been all over the place. Still it's an experience!
Other new things I've done this week are spinning, no not the cycling kind. I was asked if I'd ever tried it and straight away I said I wasn't into stationary bikes. The girl laughed and said not that type - proper wool spinning. I thought this was an older lady thing to do but gave it a go. You get a piece of the just shorn sheep and have to brush all the crap out of it - mud, thorns, knots. Then you get onto the actual spinning. Lots of coordination needed and I was hopeless. So I am going back, as other people make it look easy, and I am determined to have my own ball of Falklands wool before Allen's mum gets here. Other new things - Jacob going in the sea fully clothed up to his chest! I went back to Bertha's beach with 3 other mum's and 8 children in total. The children had a lovely time and we saw miniature dolphins in the sea plus a penguin having a swim. Jacob loved messing about and Abi was fine until she fell face first into the sand! I've included a photo of all the boys in the sea and then Abi (before she fell over).
Socially it's been a busy week. Ladies night to meet people, dinner at the top blokes house to meet the person who's about to become Chief of the Air force (or air staff maybe?), anyway pretty high up person. Bit of a nightmare dinner really as it was lamb for main course, which I didn't think I would be able to eat. It was actually OK. I needed the toilet from about the main course onwards and you're not allowed to leave the table. This was not helped by me wearing my hold it all in knickers. So I sprinted to the loos once cheese was done with. Mental note, remember not to wear those knickers to a thing like that again! Our final social thing was last night - Burns Night. Great night, speeches too long but good dancing afterwards. Staggered home at 1am and the children stayed in bed til 7.30am which is very unusual. Allen's still in bed now, he'd had to go in at 5.30am on Saturday morning as they did a practice call out/in.
I've included another photo from a beach we visited last weekend - Gypsy Cove. Hoping to go to another one today but it's tipping it down so we'll see. May have to venture to the ball pit instead.
Hope all's well