Friday, 7 March 2014

World Book Day

I have not mentioned them a great deal of late, but I do still have a family! Yesterday was World Book Day, and it's a pretty big deal at school, teachers dressed up too, with a competition and prizes, and generally just a lot of fun. When I say competition, what of course I mean is intense competition between the mums as to which of them can make the best costume. Mrs L has therefore been slaving away for what feels like months, and my place at the dining table has been taken up by a sewing machine since about January. The results are below, with Toad of Toad Hall, Emerald Star, and Hermione Granger all kitted out and ready to go. To cut a long story short, we didn't win (Booooo!), but at least we didn't take the cop-out route taken by many parents and send our children as Ariel from the Little Mermaid or Storm Troopers, of which there were legion, ha ha.

I really enjoy taking photos of the kids, and whereas usually they view it as chore, yesterday they were more than happy to pose. In the keeping of the Victorian setting of Hetty Feather's adventures, I've processed the final photo in a 'vintage' style, which I think works quite well. I can't believe how big they all are now - I've been blogging about them since 2009, and my youngest has gone from a baby to a six year old - wow! Would that I could go back to being a full-time house husband - I look back at that period with great fondness, and I'd do it again in an instant. Especially as they're now all at school and spring is about to start...

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