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Week in Review in phone photos [20190715|09:20]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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[the weather today is |ill]

On Monday, I discovered a couple of tiny paintings of Norfolk that I did years ago - each of these canvases is 3” x 3”. The children demanded that they be put up in their room.

On Tuesday, Keiki found a newt in our garden and made friends with it.

On Wednesday, Humuhumu did a freehand drawing of a peacock, inspired by her class trip to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

On Thursday, I took Humuhumu to her last Rainbows session of the year. There was a water fight and we all got thoroughly soaked. I had brought a change of clothes and a towel for her, so she was fine afterward, but I spent an hour and a half squelching around (and driving home) in wet clothes and this is probably why I’m now ill.

On Friday, Humuhumu and Keiki spent the evening in the garden making homes for wood lice (pill bugs). The sign reads: “These wood lowse have a happy and good home”

On Saturday I discovered some school work I did in late primary school. In particular, this elaborate poster about Hawai’i. I detect a lot of homesickness bound up in it. Especially in the painstaking cutouts of volcanoes and pineapple.

On Sunday, we went for a long walk in the woods with our friends.

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[User Picture]From: manue7a
2019-07-15 09:37 (UTC)
That's a great peacock drawing!

Hooray for happy woodlowse homes!

Feel better soon.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2019-07-15 15:11 (UTC)
Thank you!

I'm trying - I spent today working from home so I didn't sneeze all over my colleagues. Hoping to feel all right tomorrow.
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2019-07-15 10:35 (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2019-07-15 15:12 (UTC)
Aw, thanks, Pencil!
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[User Picture]From: shirebound
2019-07-15 11:16 (UTC)
I love every single one of these photos. But I'm sorry to hear that you're ill!

If only I had kept more than one or two of my school projects... *sigh*
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2019-07-15 15:18 (UTC)
Thank you. A day spent working from a horizontal position and another good night's sleep and I reckon I'll be sorted.

Aw, I'm sorry to hear you haven't got any of your schoolwork. :( It's been lovely to look at my old projects. I have a few more to share over the coming weeks. I'm making do with taking photos of them and then getting rid of the posters. This is tough, as I have fewer and fewer physical objects to remind me of my childhood and of the States in general. But it's also a positive step because most of them were just mouldering in storage, and back they would have gone for another fifteen, twenty years until they disintegrated completely. At least this way I've got a record of them when they were still (relatively) intact.
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[User Picture]From: hamsterwoman
2019-07-15 11:44 (UTC)
“These wood lowse have a happy and good home”

This is the most adorable thing in a post full of adorable things! (Runner up: the newt and your cut-out pineapple.)

Hope you feel better soon!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2019-07-15 18:41 (UTC)
Heh, thank you! A day in bed has helped. Need to go in tomorrow because meetings so have hopefully stored up enough energy to power through.
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[User Picture]From: meathiel
2019-07-15 16:09 (UTC)
So cute you got extra clothes for Humuhumu but forgot some for yourself. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2019-07-15 18:42 (UTC)
All the other parents did the same! Dry children, soggy adults. I wonder how many others are ill now. :/
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[User Picture]From: aelf
2019-07-15 16:26 (UTC)
I love the little paintings!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2019-07-15 18:45 (UTC)
Thank you! I wish I could remember when I did them. All I know is it must have been more than 7 years ago (before children).
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[User Picture]From: ravenfeather
2019-07-15 17:47 (UTC)
Aweee NEWT! I love the little paintings too!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2019-07-15 18:46 (UTC)
Hee! Newt was carefully placed back in its stone nest and the stump lowered over it to keep it cool and damp.
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[User Picture]From: duccio
2019-07-15 20:24 (UTC)
I like those two 3" paintings very much.

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2019-07-16 20:33 (UTC)
I cannot tell you how chuffed I am that you've done a sketch based on that photo. Thank you.
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[User Picture]From: duccio
2019-07-16 23:01 (UTC)
It was fun.
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[User Picture]From: rock_dinosaur
2019-07-15 22:48 (UTC)
Where are the woodlice going to live? There's a stone wall adjoining a street near me, and if I pass by it at around midnight in August or September, it's absolutely crawling with them. I think they must live in the cracks and crevices in the wall. We usually call them slaters here.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2019-07-16 20:34 (UTC)
They have "houses" built into the tree stumps and plant pots. They're not exactly hermetically sealed so the wood lice don't have much trouble returning to their actual homes. Thank goodness.
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