Sunday, 11 December 2011
The BFG with friends
The highlight of the weekend was seeing our first play in town [by Derby Live]. As you can tell from the JPEG above it was The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) by Roald Dahl (James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, etc.). Alex had the challenge of reading the book before we went. It took awhile, but he did it with 2 days to spare!
Since Kuk is off to France for most of this upcoming week, I will be enlisting Nicole for some additional cooking help. We might just have 2-3 pictures next week.
Quick note on the weather. I've not been keeping up with the weather back home (there's no point, really). It's been fairly consistent here for the last few weeks. Temperatures hover around 40-45F for highs. It hasn't dipped below freezing for the most part though there has been frost on the windshield a few times (it sucks parking outside). Seems like we get some light drizzle/rain most days -- no snow yet. Interestingly enough, the Peak District just to the north (and at a higher elevation) has gotten some snow to the point that some roads have been closed.
So, in general, I'd say it's a tick or two warmer than what we would usually have back in Indy. Can't say I miss the cold or the snow, but that's just me.
You may recall me commenting back in the summer on how much daylight there was. Well, we get the opposite now. Sunrise is just after 8 and sunset is around 4. Dark coming and going though I do have a window at work to at least see the sun. It really messes with your internal clock -- always seems much later than it is at night.
Christmas and the trip home are coming. We are getting excited but Kuk and I are no where ready!
All for now -- thanks for reading.