Tuesday 7 June 2011: Give peas a chance...
466/365: ... if you drive clockwise around the M25 as you leave the Western edge of London, you'll go under a bridge which has that slogan daubed on it. It's one of the (only!) highlights of a very very dull road. And when I took this shot of my peas this morning, it drifted across my mind again. Oh, and while I was trying to remember whether it was on the M1 or M25, I Googled it... and found out there's even a Facebook group for that bridge-hosted slogan! And over 4000 people like it!
Hahaha! That's going on my 'things I learned today' list!
Other things on that list?
1. Maddy described the mum of one of her friends as being very 'dance-ity' (think 'mum dancing' at a children's party!)
2. A film got banned from ever being shown in the UK today (and I'm not linking to any articles about it because it's really not pleasant!)... because it posed a 'real risk' to cinemagoers... but the censors themselves were apparently unharmed. Weird.
3. Apparently some natural nit treatments are hallucinogenic
Which isn't a bad list for one day, huh?
Oh, and item 3 I found out at a parents' evening tonight. Parents' evenings at my children's school are always interesting. This one involved all the parents and both teachers, sitting around in a circle. At some points there was stamping of feet and clapping (it's a counting thing the kids do). Others involved playing a confusing game of catch. A discussion about nit treatments (it's quassia bark which is hallucinogenic if you were interested!). And a slightly prickly discussion about the effect of TV on children. They're never dull, y'know. And always delivered in a very gentle, interesting, caring manner. But boy oh boy can they be long. Tonight's effort was 2 hours. But they have been known to go on until 10pm. After a long day's work, it's a slightly surreal experience!
Anyhoo... today I worked from home. I got plenty done. Maddy was off school ill (still covered in the red rash of yesterday). And Nick was in Chester to do a bit of work on his sculpture.
Oooh, bleurgh! Just been distracted by the regional newsreading woman's hideous outfit. It's like someone threw up a pair of huge black crepe caterpillars onto her shoulders and they're crawling towards her armpits...
... and on that note... good night!
PS All we are sa-a-a-a-a-a-ay-ing... *sways and waves lighter in the air*
PPS ... is give peas a cha-a-ance... ;o)