The weather has been coldish but blue skies. New York is underwater but here the rain has only been a sprinkle or so at nighttime, so we are sort-of puddle free and can make plans that involve being outdoors for longer than a commute. In keeping with project Half Term Fun it was off to Brockwell Park for very overdue catch up with Naomi and my gorgeous godson Sonny, and Alexa and her cheeky cherubs Rose & Dylan. We never did manage more than 3 minute stretches of any conversation without some kiddo or other needing attention, but Pablo had a ball. The playground there is spectacular, and he loves Sonny to bits - I even caught him calling his cars "Pablo" and "Sonny" in the bath tonight, and sending them on all kinds of wild adventures. Too cute. 

beware the bears

Soggy Monday seeking out a cake decorating shop that sold meringue powder as I've got to make a Mexican sugar skull for a cake project coming up (more on that later...) After an obligatory iced bun and a bit of a splurge in what turned out to be cake decorating paradise - sprinkles EVERYWHERE ohmahgahd - we stumbled upon a shabby but well kitted out very 80s very English playground. It was just what we needed.