Thursday, 28 November 2013

Plenty to be thankful for

Evening all.  It's been a bit very quiet on the blogging front lately, partly because we've not done anything particularly exciting other than home ed stuff, and partly because every time we have gone out, I've forgotten to take the camera.

Over in the USA, today is Thanksgiving.  While it's not a holiday we celebrate here in the UK, perhaps it's one we could do with adopting.  We should always be thankful for what we have, particularly when there are so many people in the world who have so very little.  I'm very thankful today.  I have a beautiful son who I spent a lovely afternoon in the park with.  We have a roof over our heads, we are warm and we have a had a scrumptious turkey dinner.

As a lot of the 'school' work we've been doing has been by way of freebies from American teachers, and there's naturally been quite a heavy focus on the Thanksgiving theme, so we've joined in.  I got a frozen turkey crown from Aldi and it'll do us for several more meals.  Well worth the price!

Our trip to the park was quite educational.

We fed the ducks, swans and seagulls at the park

A coot who got in on the feeding frenzy

We discussed the story of the Ugly Duckling

A view of the lakeside at Pontefract Park

We discussed how ducks used their legs to swim

We looked at the difference between juvenile and adult black headed gulls

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all.

Until next time.

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