Thursday, May 16, 2013

Reading corner, thanks and show me.

1. I really need to crack on with lunch -- but Alec wants me to read to him. I set him up a comfy reading corner by the kitchen door with his sheepskin and couple of cushions and tell him to ask me any questions. He sits down with an enormous Dorling Kindersley train book across his knees. Every so often he enquires about the name of a particular engine, but apart from that I am free to cook.

2. As our holiday relief cleaner leaves (it's her last week) Alec calls to her: "Thank you for cleaning my sitting room."

2a. In the rain and after the grass has been cut the Grove looks and smells and is green.

3. We run into our neighbour in the park. Alec calls her over to a sign: "Look, Linda, a dog! It's doing a poo!"


  1. Don't you just love DK books? I think they have kids in that company, they are always so colourful and picture filled...even the adult how-to ones!!

    1. I know, this train one is quite complex but it has so many glossy pictures that Alec enjoys it even now.

  2. I love the way you come up with imaginative solutions to "problems", like not enough time for everything. Sometimes the best inventions are made that way. Also how politely Alec addresses people must be down to the way you and Nick are with him. Warmest Wishes


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