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This is what my life has been evolving around since Monday, including starting to work early to be able to finish early, running to the cake decorating shop during lunch and cleaning the entire kitchen at least four times. (I still find odd places covered in a light dusting of icing sugar.)





Surely this is worth several posts?

All the butter and sugar that have gone into this cake make me feel queasy just thinking about eating anything. I might be able to actually stick to a diet just by looking at buttercream-covered cake from now on.
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Massive picspam. German countryside and such.

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Massive picspam. German countryside and such.

Read more... )
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Since EVERYBODY else is doing spectacular things during half term, namely Eurodisney, I booked tickets for the London Bridge Experience.

The weather in London was lovely! i had been a bit concerned when we left home in a light drizzle.

We made it there in time and it was an amusing and slightly educational 45 minutes taking us from Roman Londinium to the 20th century. Then we had a look at Tower Bridge and the Tower of London before going to the real reason for being in London last stop on our list:

Hamleys.

A 250 year old rather big toy store on Regent Street.

We spent 2 hours (in words: two hours) in there.

That might or might not have something to do with the amount of time I spent drooling over wands, brooms, school ties, time turners, galleons, scarfs...

EDITED for inability to use html in the title of the post.

EDITED twice more for misspellings and the realisation that I was not in the html posting thingy. Yeah. Tired. At least that's what I am telling myself here.
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Since EVERYBODY else is doing spectacular things during half term, namely Eurodisney, I booked tickets for the London Bridge Experience.

The weather in London was lovely! i had been a bit concerned when we left home in a light drizzle.

We made it there in time and it was an amusing and slightly educational 45 minutes taking us from Roman Londinium to the 20th century. Then we had a look at Tower Bridge and the Tower of London before going to the real reason for being in London last stop on our list:

Hamleys.

A 250 year old rather big toy store on Regent Street.

We spent 2 hours (in words: two hours) in there.

That might or might not have something to do with the amount of time I spent drooling over wands, brooms, school ties, time turners, galleons, scarfs...

EDITED for inability to use html in the title of the post.

EDITED twice more for misspellings and the realisation that I was not in the html posting thingy. Yeah. Tired. At least that's what I am telling myself here.
lady_of_clunn: (giggle)
I've seen this meme somewhere, but I was somewhat lost in LJ and don't remember which journal I was stalking at that point.

The number one song on the day I was born, in the year I was born, in the country I was born in.

Under the cut for too many embedded videos.

Songs, songs... )

Sorry if that was excessive, but I am having a lot of fun right now :)
lady_of_clunn: (giggle)
I've seen this meme somewhere, but I was somewhat lost in LJ and don't remember which journal I was stalking at that point.

The number one song on the day I was born, in the year I was born, in the country I was born in.

Under the cut for too many embedded videos.

Songs, songs... )

Sorry if that was excessive, but I am having a lot of fun right now :)
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I am a little late with that, but: St. Nickolas came to visit us last weekend:

Der Nikolaus war da:




Tania was 'special singer' in the Christmas play at her school:

Tania war im Chor der Weihnachtsaufführung ihrer Schule:





Today, Tania went to a dressing up party and won the prize for best costume :)

Heute war Tania auf einem Kostümfest und hat den Preis für das beste Kostüm gewonnen:

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I am a little late with that, but: St. Nickolas came to visit us last weekend:

Der Nikolaus war da:




Tania was 'special singer' in the Christmas play at her school:

Tania war im Chor der Weihnachtsaufführung ihrer Schule:





Today, Tania went to a dressing up party and won the prize for best costume :)

Heute war Tania auf einem Kostümfest und hat den Preis für das beste Kostüm gewonnen:

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Poor Tani.

She is playing some sort of brain game on her DSi that makes her shout colours at it.

No problem, eh?

Well, the DSi only seems to understand American English, so the poor child is shouting "blue" at the thing and it doesn't recognise the word, because when she says it, it sound more like "blew".

The louder she shouts, the more nasal the "blew" gets.

Very frustrated little mouse...



Yeah, I told her to say "bloo", it worked like a charm. Picky gadget.



Anyhow, today Tania went up one reading level. YAY!

She can now select 'turquoise' books. Children here take home a book every day to read with their parents. Books are sorted by a colour scheme representing the suitability for certain reading abilities. Turquise is quite high up.

*grins like a loon*

And to think that a bit more than a year ago she could not speak English or read in any language! Now she reads books by herself AND has taught herself how to read German as well.

I think I'll take the little genious for a treat on the weekend.
lady_of_clunn: (Default)
Poor Tani.

She is playing some sort of brain game on her DSi that makes her shout colours at it.

No problem, eh?

Well, the DSi only seems to understand American English, so the poor child is shouting "blue" at the thing and it doesn't recognise the word, because when she says it, it sound more like "blew".

The louder she shouts, the more nasal the "blew" gets.

Very frustrated little mouse...



Yeah, I told her to say "bloo", it worked like a charm. Picky gadget.



Anyhow, today Tania went up one reading level. YAY!

She can now select 'turquoise' books. Children here take home a book every day to read with their parents. Books are sorted by a colour scheme representing the suitability for certain reading abilities. Turquise is quite high up.

*grins like a loon*

And to think that a bit more than a year ago she could not speak English or read in any language! Now she reads books by herself AND has taught herself how to read German as well.

I think I'll take the little genious for a treat on the weekend.

Quick !

Nov. 7th, 2009 05:36 pm
lady_of_clunn: (Default)
What do you think a

" for wods" is?


I'll give you the answer a bit later :)
 

 
Answer:

Tani was writing her letter to Father Christmas and was calling to me from the living room:

Tania: "Mum, how do you spell wods?"

Me: "How do you spell what??"

Tania: "Wods. And why am I looking for them anyhow?"

She had me completely mystified. I went over to read her letter. I turns out, she is looking for wods to Christmas.

LOL

I love her.

So much.
 

 

Quick !

Nov. 7th, 2009 05:36 pm
lady_of_clunn: (Default)
What do you think a

" for wods" is?


I'll give you the answer a bit later :)
 

 
Answer:

Tani was writing her letter to Father Christmas and was calling to me from the living room:

Tania: "Mum, how do you spell wods?"

Me: "How do you spell what??"

Tania: "Wods. And why am I looking for them anyhow?"

She had me completely mystified. I went over to read her letter. I turns out, she is looking for wods to Christmas.

LOL

I love her.

So much.
 

 
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A while back I asked mu Mum whether I could use certain events in a story that she owns the rights to. Now she wanted to know what came of it and I filled her in about fanfiction.

Instead of saying that I am doing strange things I could literally hear her shrug when she said:

"Oh, you've been doing this for ages!"

Huh? Care to elaborate?

Apparently, I had a bit of an obsession with the 'Odysee' when I was about eight years old. No, I don't claim to have read Homer at that age. I watched the film with Kirk Douglas as Odysseus.

I liked playing with my Mum's old type writer at the time and I must have written a story about Odysseus not leaving Circe's island but staying there, having to take on a boring office job (!) since Circe was feeling he was getting too lazy with her providing everything by means of magic. o_0

My Mum says it was about one page long and she still has it somewhere. I only have very fuzzy memories of this.



Now Tania has written her first story. And she didn't even ask for spelling help. This is it:



If you can't make out what it says, it goes like this:

The Rainbowfish

Once upon a time there was a fish called Rainbow.

The end.

:-)

Today she painted a picture of "Rainbow Cat". I see a series coming on :)





lady_of_clunn: (Happy)
A while back I asked mu Mum whether I could use certain events in a story that she owns the rights to. Now she wanted to know what came of it and I filled her in about fanfiction.

Instead of saying that I am doing strange things I could literally hear her shrug when she said:

"Oh, you've been doing this for ages!"

Huh? Care to elaborate?

Apparently, I had a bit of an obsession with the 'Odysee' when I was about eight years old. No, I don't claim to have read Homer at that age. I watched the film with Kirk Douglas as Odysseus.

I liked playing with my Mum's old type writer at the time and I must have written a story about Odysseus not leaving Circe's island but staying there, having to take on a boring office job (!) since Circe was feeling he was getting too lazy with her providing everything by means of magic. o_0

My Mum says it was about one page long and she still has it somewhere. I only have very fuzzy memories of this.



Now Tania has written her first story. And she didn't even ask for spelling help. This is it:



If you can't make out what it says, it goes like this:

The Rainbowfish

Once upon a time there was a fish called Rainbow.

The end.

:-)

Today she painted a picture of "Rainbow Cat". I see a series coming on :)





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