Friday, December 2, 2016

Day 9.327: Slow-cooked noodles.

Our work visitors finally left mid-morning today, but not before I had another session of back-to-back meetings with them. I was quite exhausted once they had left.

It's been quite a week and - while that has been going on (and for the last month or so), we've also been working on this:


It probably will need a new title since "noodles" probably doesn't really cut it, but "10 songs, 42 minutes" may well end up being pretty much the shape of our new album.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Day 9.326: Truck show

Here is E5N1 to tell you about the truck he finished making the other day. It's been a fairly long project.


He finished the first model with this set back on Day 8.361. It stayed in that state for quite a while, but I think it was some time in the summer that he disassembled it and started work on this one.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Day 9.325: Drinking beer with my boss's boss's boss's boss's boss

...and all the direct line of managers in between.

We had a dinner after work this evening for a little celebration and my direct management chain all the way to the CEO of our parent company were here.


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

Day 9.323: Me and my family by E5N1

This came home just before Thanksgiving from E5N1's classroom. I assume he did it early in the school year.


Apart from the general wonderfulness, a few details caught our eye - in particular Exile #3's height, skin tone and mascara - all very well observed!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Day 9.322: Exile #2's Sunday Column #153

Exile #2 writes...

The pies have been polished off, and we're down to the last tiniest pickings of turkey. To my relief it all came out very nicely. Funny how preferences change year to year, though, as the Exiles grow up. This year found Exile #3 jostling for extra sausages, Exile #4 cheering that celeriac mash was on the menu, and E5N1 ladling cup loads of cranberry compote onto his plate.


Now it's time to go back to work and school for the few short weeks until Christmas arrives. There are lots of things to squeeze in, including choral concerts at both the girls' schools, walking in our town holiday parade, and a trip to Boston for the girls to see the Black Nativity.

Unlike many of our neighbors, we haven't decorated yet, but it's now open season for Christmas music and the rest will fall into place as we go along, I'm sure.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Day 9.321: Christmas decorations and where to find them

This morning, E5N1 and I went to help decorate church for the first Sunday in Advent (tomorrow):


Our afternoon's activities were in the Harry Potter universe: