Analogue games

This weeks WP Discover Challenge is Analogue.

I love technology, enjoy playing electronic games  and agree both should be part of childhood.  For many children,though, they are the only form of play with opportunities for imaginative play and outdoor adventures  disappearing.  When we share our news in class,  some children only ever tell us what they have done in their computer game.  So sad.  I am a great supporter of the National Trust – Fifty Things to do Before You’re 11  3/4.

analogue

Just playing outside

exploring the world of your

imagination.

168/366

Marie

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Fantasy dinner party

CHAPTER 3.1 :

A PARTY OF CHOICE

” I was thinking we could do a list of the people we’d like to meet throughout history. Anyone dead or alive.”

party

I had great fun creating this list.

My fantasy dinner party – cooked by Heston Blumenthal

Brian Cox

Cleopatra

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eric Morecombe

Leonardo da Vinci

Lewis Carroll

Mary Queen of Scots

Mata Hari

Merlin

Steven Hawking

Marie

Soundtrack of my life

CHAPTER 2.3 :

Soundtrack of my life

“The music themes and songs that are engraved in our dearest memories that can evoke a memory faster than anything else, or make you feel good and giddy.”

music

Ode to Joy. Beethoven.

Enigma Variations. Edward Elgar

Homeward Bound.  Simon & Garfunkel

Hey Jude.  The Beetles

Killer Queen. Queen

Heathcliff.  Kate Bush

Vienna. Ultravox

Don’t You Want Me Baby?  Human League

Other Side of the World.  K.T. Tunstall

White Flag. Dido

Marie

Words that matter

CHAPTER 2.2 :

WORDS THAT MATTER

“today, let’s make a list of those words that has pushed you forward, to do good, to be glad. Words that kept you standing. Words that encouraged you to keep moving. Words that picked you up. Words that lit you up. Words that introduced you to an unknown world. Words that explained you the meaning of life, even beyond earth.”

lists-words

  1. I love you.
  2. Be the best that you can be.
  3. If not now when?
  4. If you don’t have a dream how can you make a dream come true?
  5. Do no harm.

Marie

Screen kisses

CHAPTER 2.1 :

FAVOURITE ONSCREEN KISSES

With Valentine’s Day in mind, here are some  favourite onscreen kisses.

KISSES

In no particular order these are the first few that sprang to mind:

  1. Rachel McAdams & Ryan Gosling – The Notebook
  2. Ali McGraw & Ryan O’Neal – Love Story
  3. Debra Winger & Richard Gere – An Officer and A Gentleman
  4. Rachel Mc Adams & Eric Bana – The Time Traveller’s Wife
  5. Vivien Leigh & Clarke Gable – Gone with the Wind
  6. Demi Moore & Patrick Swayze – Ghost
  7. Meg Ryan & Tom Hanks – You’ve Got Mail
  8. Audrey Hepburn & George Peppard – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  9. Sophia Myles & James Franco – Tristan & Isolde

Marie

 

 

Chasing Rainbows

These two pictures sum up my day.  It started with chasing rainbows for three hours on the journey to see my elderly father.  He lives alone, is getting very frail but his mind is still agile and he refuses to move closer to me.  So every couple of weeks we spend Sundays making the 6 hour (when the roads are clear) round trip to see him.  He doesn’t really like his routine being disturbed and after about an hour he has had enough and so we say goodbye.  By the time we left today the predicted stormy weather had arrived so the journey home was long, wet and windy.

I’m very thankful to be safely home again.

marie