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Norfolk in April [20140412|21:38]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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The bloke, Humuhumu and I paid a flying visit to Norfolk last weekend. Since I arrived home from Italy at 11:30 PM on Friday and we left on Saturday morning at 9 AM, you can imagine what state I was in by the time we arrived.

Fortunately, there was Victoria sponge and tea awaiting us. Unfortunately, Humuhumu appears to have a taste for Victoria sponge.

“Oh sorry, was I supposed to save some of that for you?”

Post-cake pebble-sorting.

She fell off thirty seconds later. Sniveled for about ten seconds, then bimbled off again.

The next day was overcast, but warm and not rainy, so we spent lots of time outside after Granny’s delicious birthday lunch.

Discovering the pleasures of bubble-blowing with Granny.

Bringing Granddad round to share bubbles with him.

Granddad seems a little distracted.

Ah, this is because Daddy is chopping wood with his new axe.

Yep, getting pretty good at this standing-on-things business.

Also, picking daisies and giving them to Mummy.

Er, Toddler Power?

Daddy trying to convince Humuhumu that tyre swings are fun.

Humuhumu currently prefers entertainment that involves running.

Practising her Blue Steel face.

Leading the way down the country lane.

Watching the ducks fly past overhead.

Getting a bit tired now.

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[User Picture]From: mysterysquid
2014-04-13 01:42 (UTC)
Love her Blue Steel. :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-04-14 12:24 (UTC)
It seems to come to her quite naturally. Uh oh.
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2014-04-13 02:54 (UTC)
She seems like she has such a fun life!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-04-14 12:25 (UTC)
I certainly hope she does! We try very hard to make it so.
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[User Picture]From: dangermouse72
2014-04-13 08:15 (UTC)
It makes me sound posh (which I'm absolutely not) but yay for Victoria Sponge and tea ;o)

Do Americans do Victoria sponge?

Also, Bimble - great word.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-04-14 12:25 (UTC)
I never had Victoria sponge before I moved to the UK. I've been attempting to make up for the deficiency in my earlier years ever since. ;)
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[User Picture]From: dangermouse72
2014-04-16 07:42 (UTC)
Me too.....except I've never lived anywhere else ;o)
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[User Picture]From: impix
2014-04-13 14:32 (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-04-14 12:26 (UTC)
Aw, thank you!
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[User Picture]From: painted_dreams
2014-04-15 17:26 (UTC)
She is really adorable, I've been meaning to ask you if she is talking now. Despite myself not being a "kid" person, I've been finding my daughter fascinating. Beautiful pictures by the way :-D
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-04-26 09:37 (UTC)
Yes, I never thought of myself as a child person either. Definitely never was broody. But now I find her absorbing and interesting, and I derive a lot more pleasure out of other people's children too.

She's saying lots of single words now and the occasional two-word sentence. "Yes" and "No" are very clear, and she understands how to use them. "Dow" means both "down" and "up" which is confusing unless you know the context. The other day the bloke & I could have sworn she said, "I like this book" after bringing us I Want My Hat Back, but as it's one of those things she has yet to repeat, we're still trying to convince ourselves that that actually happened!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-04-26 09:33 (UTC)
I agree! Also she's very helpful. We were in the supermarket today and she kept bringing us things. I noticed there was a theme: snacks and cookies. I imagine there would have been bananas as well, but they were out of her reach. :P
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