Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Watery Wednesday #27

Taken in Heiwanomori Park in Kanagawa when my big girl was 23 months old this photo brings back very happy memories of when I first became a stay-at-home dad. Anyone who has survived the August heat in Japan will know that my daughter had the right idea!

Friday, 13 March 2009

Rising Tides

In the News this week:

Apparently much of England is about to disappear under water due to rising sea levels and 10,000 people could die this summer as temperatures soar to 40 deg C.

Prince Charles says we have “less than 100 months to act” before it is too late to be saved from global warming. That makes Doomsday Sunday July 9 2017. Better put that one in your calendar!

Meanwhile on the other side of the pond the wettest thing in Texas is oil, California's still dreaming of a winter's day and global warming is increasing the death rate of trees. Never mind though because "Global warming may be cancelled out by a natural cooling of sea temperatures over the next decade".

Oh well, at least there are no killer bees this year!

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

A Saudi Atrocity

"A 75-year-old widow living in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to 40 lashes and four months in jail for mingling with two young men who are not close relatives, her lawyer said Monday. The newspaper Al Watan said the woman, Khamisa Sawadi, met with two 24-year-old men in April after she asked them to bring five loaves of bread to her home. The two men, her nephew and his business partner, were arrested by the religious police after delivering the bread, the newspaper said. They were also sentenced to lashes and imprisonment. The verdict against Ms. Sawadi, a Syrian who was married to a Saudi, also orders her deportation after her sentence is served. Her lawyer said he would appeal."

Doesn't this just make you SICK!

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Mummy's tummy

I was taking my youngest daughter to school the other day when she suddenly said:
"Daddy, I used to be in mummy's tummy"
"Yes you were" I said "And guess what? I used to be in my mummy's tummy too"
"What?" she said in amazement "you were in my mummy's tummy?"
"No" I chuckled, "my mummy is your Grannie"
"Grannie is your mummy?!" she asked in disbelief.

"Daddy" she said, "after I was in mummy's tummy, I dressed as Peter Pan and then I ate all my grapes".

Ah, the last 4 years rolled into one nice easy sentence!

This conversation took place a short while after a similar one she had with her Grannie, who happens to be Maggie May and features in a recent post