Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Ten on Tuesday - if you are in Fairbanks, Alaska...

Time is relative...two weeks is not long when your thesis is due in that time but if you are four and your birthday is in two weeks, then it feels like an eternity! Just because I am not in Tuesday anymore, doesn't mean that it is not Tuesday somewhere else...in this case in the very edges of the timezone so officially this still is Ten on Tuesday...

1. Home school diaries are the beginning of all evil. Young sir has discovered that he is supposed to like McDonald's, no no, not only like but love it! We drove past the golden arches the other day and he piped up 'I love McDonalds!!!' He has been twice, ate few fries, took a bite of the burger and announced he'd rather have fish and chips - definitely wouldn't match my idea of 'loving something'! As I told him that he replied 'but I like the food now. I'll try it and I love it'...peer pressure aged 4!

2. The other night young sir had Pluto as his bedtime buddy, I checked him just before we went to bed and saw this:

3. We have discovered there is paint and then there is paint. We got some paint from the Little Green Paint Company to paint the cladding in the bathroom and it is so nice to paint with that we are becoming little green fans

4. We went for nice bluey grey colour - juniper ash. The colour reminds me of palette used in old nordic furniture and interior design, very muted and calm but yet strong at the same time. Still deliberating whether to paint the wall above the panelling in a slightly paler blue.

5. We had few books of Carl Larsson's paintings when I was growing up and I always adored the images of their home. I love the creativity (him and his wife where both artists so not surprising really) and the use of colour. Wondering whether to attempt painting the borders of the panels in the bathroom door to add a touch of Carl Larsson to the house...


6. I was looking for a reference and came across article titled 'Familiar aliens: Teletubbies and postmodern childhood'...seriously???

7. If you saw a shrub driving around Whitley Bay yesterday that was me. A friend was digging up a shrub from her garden and asked if I wanted it. Of course I did. Only it was rather large! And the boot of the rover is not designed for anything bigger than old man's weekend bag...so the rootball went in and rest of it hang out - looking from behind, you could not see the car at all...

8. I made my favourite chocolate cake over the weekend and tried sprinkling grated chocolate on top as suggested by Helen and it worked wonders


9. Still undecided on the scarecrow. Captain America, Wonder woman and Papa Smurf are the options so far.

10. We cooked chicken with 40 cloves of garlic over the weekend. It is one of the easiest and yummiest chicken recipes there is, especially if you got a butcher who cuts your whole chicken up for you as all you need to do then is to throw some herbs on it, lots of garlic and cook it for couple of hours...

And as usual here's Helen and through her links to other ladies who do ten on tuesday

2 comments:

Eeva said...

Aina kiva lukee tätä :) Minkälaisen suklaakakun leivoit?

The Lindseys said...

Ma voin lahettaa ohjeen, se on tosi ihanaa :) tosi pehmee ja 'mehukas' jos noin voi kakusta sanoo. Siina on molempia kaakaojauhetta ja suklaan palasia...nami nami xx