Wednesday, February 15, 2006


1. The passing of time.

me as a baby with interesting hair
Mummy, me and Grandma, 37 years ago. Being 37 has got to be infinitely easier than being newborn, however nice big people are to the small.

Hazel painted my face purple and green, I painted hers to match her zebra-print coat
Hazel and I painted each other's faces at Playcentre on my 36th birthday.

Me, a little self concious in a fuschia bush
Me; today. Grandma's dead now and Mummy's on holiday with her other grandchildren. But Hazel, Iris, Sean and Hilary spent the day pandering to my whims and Ruth, Mummy, Daddy and Kay all rang and sang Happy Birthday to me so I still feel surrounded by fond family.

2. House.

pleasant enough for someone else's small lawn
It really is a lovely back garden, all those patterns from the pattern language focussed in on the one space. Here's Iris on the climbing frame and Hazel proudly modelling what was then the new picnic table.

3. Current Interests

Iris drilling right handed, she's normally a leftie
Iris likes things that go round and round, here she's drilling at Playcentre but this morning it was difficult to stop her over-peppering her honeyed toast because the peppermill rotates so attractively.

young primate, climbing
Hazel likes to climb poles.

round smiley face drawn a little shakily in sand
Hazel drew a face in the sand, she very rarely produces this kind of representation, mostly her representational art is proto-writing or kinetic: she pretends the implement is a person leaving traces of its movement behind like a jet's vapour trail.

cricket paddock
My bowling form is undiminished as I age.


Anonymous house monkey said...

Happy Birthday!

12:26 AM  
Blogger Alan said...

Happy birthday for yesterday!

7:38 AM  
Blogger susan said...

Thank you, it was.

1:02 PM  
Blogger Martha said...

And happy birthday for 2 days ago!

I like to keep the festivities going for at least a week, in fact a month seems about right.

11:17 AM  

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