Friday, August 20, 2010

Summer is over........

Well officially summer doesn't end until after Labo(u)r Day (Sept 6th), but school starts on Monday and that's about as final an ending as you get! The boy is finally starting "big" school and last night we met his Kindergarten teacher Miss Craven - I think he's going to have a great time at Carson Elementary - the mascot is the Carson Cowboy and he has a school "spirit" tshirt ready for Monday.

So, where did the summer go and what did we do? As I failed miserably to provide any posts about our trip, I'll just provide some highlights:

  • Monterey Bay aquarium
  • Day trip to San Francisco
  • Messing around on the Santa Cruz beaches
  • Luke becoming ever more confident in the water
  • Toobing down the Guadalupe River with a beer
  • Visiting friends in Las Vegas
  • Discovering Las Vegas is so much more than The Strip
  • Basketball and Baseball matches

So, I would post some pics but I can't figure out how to get them in the middle of the post - that one at the top is us at Red Rock Canyon in Vegas. A wonderful stunning place. If anyone can offer some advice on how to get photos in the body of my post, that would be great!

Ok reading - I've read alot of books in the last 2 months, but am currently on The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer & Annie Barrows . I had only the vaguest idea of what it was about even though I had it sat on my TBR pile for around a year. I suggested it as my book groups summer read, and am glad to say that I am loving it. I'm ashamed to say, that while I knew the Channel Islands were occupied during WWII, I knew very little else, and I'm hoping that my American friends who are reading it have learnt something too. I have a feeling that they may have some questions for me when we meet next month!

I don't know what I'm going to read next................I quite fancy Under The Dome but Chris is reading it and he's headed over the pond in the morning and I'll be ready for something before he gets back! Watch this space..................

1 comment:

DizzyC said...

One of my favourite books - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society.
I didnt realise Guernsey was occupied in WW2 so I learnt a few things. Although it had some very sad and thought provoking subjects it was a feel good book too.

Did u know that the author wrote this late in life after many friends said she should write. She sadly died but knew her book was to be published in 13 countries before she died.