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Interlude: Hot weekend [20140728|20:29]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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[For those who are wondering where the last installment of the Space Summer School, Days 9 & 10, log has got to: It's still in progress. I...am finding it difficult to put enough of a spin on it so that it would be appropriate to post it publicly. It will probably end up under access-lock. An event at the end is very likely to have tainted the experiences of a subset of the students. I don't feel comfortable putting up my impressions of it, which are decidedly coloured by my frustration over an occurrence (lasting a few minutes) nearly ruining what was otherwise an enriching and productive ten days, where said students might find them. Frankly, I hope they'll have already begun to forget it. The last thing I want to do is force them to relive an unpleasant portion of their recollection of the school.]

And now, the happy stuff.

This weekend was rather warm. We spent a large portion of it in our garden, either in the paddling pool or next to it at the picnic table.

Humuhumu is enjoying the new set of paints that the bloke bought for her. The warm weather means we don't have to worry about her tendency to decorate herself as extensively as her canvases.

First, select tool.

Next, ensure that this is the colour I'm looking for.

Apply colour firmly.

Finally, inspect tool. Repeat for 45 minutes at least.

Afterward, use paddling pool to clean up. Dadas are likely to be in need of a good hose-down.

A nice walk by the canal may lead to discovery of a duck family sitting on the overflow of the lock. (Photo by Humuhumu with pointing aid of Mama.)

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[User Picture]From: alice_mccoy
2014-07-28 21:03 (UTC)
whee clucky duckies :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-07-31 14:10 (UTC)
Mama duck seems to have decided that the overflow is their night-spot. They've been there every evening since we first spotted them.
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2014-07-29 00:47 (UTC)
Awww, that's too bad about the end of the Space School...

I love that you guys are giving her a well balanced "diet" of science and creativity/art! A lot of parents would focus on one or the other, but you guys don't!

And every time I feel bad for your horrible commute into the city, I'm reminded of the lovely canal you're next to, and the beautiful garden you have!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-07-31 14:13 (UTC)
Yes. I was pretty upset at the time - it seemed a horrible shame for it to end on a sour note.

A lot of the variety is driven by her! She goes and fetches what she wants to do, whether it's the pencils, the paints or her notebooks.

I admit I can't feel too sorry for me either when I look out the windows here at home...
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[User Picture]From: mysterysquid
2014-07-30 12:04 (UTC)
She's such a cute kid. :D
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-07-31 14:13 (UTC)
I can't disagree. :D
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