I do hope that this title has at least some of you remembering Ian Anderson's nifty flute playing! It certainly makes me wish I had that one on CD - it's one of the few I don't have, for some reason!So, Son 1 has recovered nicely, and is back to Living in the Past. These photos were actually taken at the end of term, when he was the only boy in his class to bother to turn up to and dress up for the school's Medieval Party. I think his bowman costume went down well - it was a mish-mash of costumes he and I have put together in the past, and he did most of the work on it himself.
The new medieval/Lord of the Rings project is the construction of a trebuchet. (That's what I would think of as a big catapult, but apparantly I would be wrong in many ways...)
Little post-its have appeared around the house as he has recovered...
A chalk board on the sofa details his plans...
And we have been warned not to attack the collected 'stuff' on the kitchen table.
Meanwhile, Son 2 and I have made flapjacks for the camping trip - I see that Americans call pancakes flapjacks, or have I picked that up wrongly? These UK flapjacks are oaty bars - good for camping or picnics.
In the evening we ate pizza whilst playing Trivial Pursuit. This is quite amusing now, as we have a set of children's questions which are a good level for Son 2, but are a bit too easy for Son 1 (except British TV or sport questions, of course neither of them can answer those...) We came up with a strategy where he began each round with a children's question, and then moved on to adult's questions for science, geography, history and literature as he went on.
Son 2 won, mainly because he is rather terrifying when he is loosing, and Son 1 and I gave him lots of clues whenever he looked miserable. I can see that something is going to have to be done about that...
So we're off to the airport to pick up Ben very soon, and will be camping from tomorrow night onwards.
As Liz seems to have guessed, we will be camping without benefits of modern technology, so I will be out of blog contact for a week...
Have a lovely week yourselves!
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