Is it safe to venture out yet? Certainly not. Absolutely chucking it down with flying branches. At least Storm Dennis is saving me a pruning job on the old apple tree. Strangely the day we took Son to see the above panda was equally wet. At the end of the day we were frozen, huddled over hot chocolates at Edinburgh Castle and thinking what possessed us to come to Scotland in the middle of winter. Oh hang on it was August, the height of summer. I guess that’s the price you pay for living in the UK.
Yes bad weather curtails the outdoor activities but it’s a great excuse to dig out the indoor games. Connect 4, mini Air Hockey, Top Trumps, Guess Who and Jenga. So much simple fun. Going to try Monopoly (when I can find it). The last time we tried it Son struggled with it. He couldn’t get his head round the money element and he didn’t like having to get his community chest cards read out for him. I wish I could find a few of my old games. Haunted House, Mouse Trap and the Bermuda Triangle. Now I’ve started. I loved my old horse racing board game – Totopoly. Then there was that art and painting game which should never have worked but it did – Masterpiece. Our Cluedo was a bit pointless as we had lost many of the cards. Colonel Mustard ended up being a serial killer – he was about the only character card we had left. Kerplunk was fun until you lost the marbles. As many people point out – I have most certainly lost my marbles. Yahtzee was impossible as we didn’t have any rules. Must have another look in the attic tomorrow.
What are your favourite games?
So as Son watches YouTube videos I’m catching up on my blog. Got to thank Jess (Beyond the front cover) for the Sunshine Blogger tag. It’s greatly appreciated. As you’ve taken the time to set some questions let’s answer them.
1 – What is your greatest achievement to date?
Son and not burning the house down while baking.
2 – Name one thing that is guaranteed to annoy you?
Boris Johnson and Newcastle United.
3 – What made you decide to start your blog, and does that reason still stand for why you continue?
It kinda just happened. Not sure what I was thinking about in the months after the world changed. I had started reading blogs I think to try and reconnect with the world. Then one night I randomly set my own one up.
4 – If you could visit one place in the world then where would you go, and why?
Switzerland because it’s so special to my partner. Everest Base Camp.
5 – If you could only read books from one genre then which one would you pick?
1. Fantasy 2. Climbing 3. Horror
6 – What was the last thing that happened to make you smile?
Watching an old ScoobyDoo episode.
7 – If you could live a day as a character from a book then who would that character be, and why?
Sherlock Holmes. Just the coolest character ever. Very complex.
8 – Which season is your favourite?
If we got proper snow then winter. Problem is that all our seasons tend to be similar. Wet and windy. See the Brit is off talking about the weather again.
9 – What is the best piece of advice that you have been given?
When learning to ride a bike – don’t try to go backwards
During cricket coaching – imagine your bat is a stick of Rhubard
10 – Which subject at school was your favourite, and which did you hate?
None hated school. Biology was the least bad one.
11 – If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life then what would you pick?
Cheese and onion crisps.