Sunday, February 12, 2012

Toys, Toys, Toys everywhere

I don't think I'm a person to particularly prone to giving in to my childrens demands but, boy, have they amassed a large amount of toys.  These things were favorites for  while but not as long as when I was younger and generally got presents/toys at Christmas time.

I can only guess it is because we have more disposable income than we my parents were younger. It does represent a massive waste of money though over time.  The only thing is the youngest with his mild aspergers is very focused on his toys and still plays with hsi very specific items regularly.  The eldest has moved on to the stage of computer/electronic games.

As it is a bit on the cold side outside it was time for a toy audit.  Partly to clear space and partly to collect all the relevant parts together.   This is now done, apart from putting some of the Lego together.

Now all have have to do is get rid of the filtered out material as not many people are interested in second hand material.

I still think I'm going to hae the Thomas The Tank Engine material around the house for a number of years yet. 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

I really should write more.

It seems I'm not that creative.  I intend to write more but never really know what to put down.  I think my personality is probably more of a do-er.

I have been up to quite a lot recently with the formation of a new Focus Team in WELA and getting to know a whole new set of detail about one of Nottingham's wards.  Yesterday, myself and Alisdair with one of our former Councillor's for the area went delivering the latest Focus in the Lenton Abbey area.

It's fair to say that Dave understood where I got my reputation as a speedy deliverer.  He said "I would have kept up with you in my younger years (possibly)."      In the end, myself and Alisdair got most of these two pollling districts down in about 2 1/2 hours.  About half of that was down in snowy conditions.  This meant Wendy took an hour and twenty minutes to get home, by car, from a Nottingham Panthers game at the Arena.

Over the past week I have been creating a blog for the Chair of our local Nottingham Liberal Democrat party.  He has a history of articles to put on to improve his profile and collect his works together.  I have managed to create him a blog on Wordpress, a website system I have never used before.  I am quite pleased with the result.  It should also improve with newer articles.

The snow was quite a one this Saturday afternoon.  Its taken all the way until February for it to arrive though.  A full 10cm deep on our driveway in one session.  Of course this meant the obligatory trip to Wollaton Park for the sledging down the hill.  From the looks of it almost half of Nottingham descided to travel by car! there also.  The queue outside the gates was lengthy to say the least.  Why these people don't park a bit further away and walk is beyound me.  We, thankfully, live about 1/2 mile away so walking in is not a problem.  It wasn't too cold either as there was no wind.

I'm going to have to think of something more detailled to write at some point.