Yeah, we're doing alliteration .... why do y'all ask?
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The sunsets are now happening earlier in the evenings, and the sun is setting further to the west. It's amazing how quickly the seasons come and then move on, giving way to the next season.
It's always good to be assured that, "While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease" (Genesis 8:22)
This was what I called the kids to see last evening. As always, the photo simply does not do the beauty justice, but as it's not possible for y'all to land on my doorstep evening after evening, then a photo must suffice.
Just a few minutes later, the sky looked quite different. I was glad I caught it, because the colours didn't last long at all.
You see, it always pays to be close to a window at the time of the sun's daily Adios!
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Can you tell the Wee Guy - who is no longer the Wee Guy, but is Calum Stewart - and I are learning Spanish? Si. We spend an hour every morning with Rosetta Stone's Spanish, and then we spend a shorter time in the afternoon doing some revision.
I am having to make myself keep up. It ain't easy when you're forty-seven ... that is why I'm doing a language with CS now. Young brains an' all that.
For example, the other day, when Jackson was doing what he's doing in this photo, I said:
"Un perro esta come."
"No!" corrected Calum, "He is not eating."
"Un perro esta corre?"
"Noooooooo, mum! El esta durmiendo!"
Okay, okay, mate. I'll get it right sometime ...
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Now, talking of Jackson and eating. While we were away in summer, the Builder came back to the house in which we were saying with the announcement that he'd bought Jackson some new bowls.
Fine, I thought. Good thinking, I thought.
Later, when I went into the car, THESE were the bowls I saw.
For the DOG!!! (no offence, Jackson).
For. the. dog....
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Clearly, the Wee Guy's reading habits are a good deal more useful than the Builder's have ever been.
This is what I 'caught' him engrossed in today. He is loving it! I reckon he needs to sit his father down some day soon and give him some of Dave's and Rachel's (yes, he's on first-name terms with them) advice.