In these annals I have regularly made reference to my small local friends, although I don't seem to have done so for a while. That doesn't mean we haven't seen them - far from it. They come over on Tuesday mornings, and we see them - and the rest of their family - every Friday evening. They also come over on alternate Sunday afternoons to watch a DVD while the adults play a game, and then we have a cold meal together.
Yesterday was one of those Sundays. The film of choice was 'The Wizard of Oz', and the rest of us played a game of Cities and Knights. After we had eaten, the children were beginning to get a little hyper as bed-time approached, so their parents were starting to get them ready to go home, when the two ladies staying in our guest flat at present came up to say hello. One of them has small grandchildren, and my extra-special friend Helen (now four) was very taken with her; particularly when she showed them how to make simple origami boats:
Katie (seven) was pleased to learn how to make them on her own:
Lukas (10) made a whole fleet, but for some reason I didn't take any photos of him. However, Elisabeth (two years and five months) wanted me to take a photo of the one that was made for her:
Meanwhile, on a galaxy far away, Marie (15) was busy with NaNoWriMo... which, to my great admiration, she does - including word counts! - by hand:
Disclaimer: I did hesitate a little before writing this post, not wanting to give Sheila another