It’s great playing games with friends, but we wanted to do something really different this New Year’s Eve – total humiliation for all of us! We decided to do a murder mystery evening. I have to say it was hard work preparing for it, but I think it went really well. Really easy to do, courtesy of mymysteryparty.com. All the kids, including the big ones, had a great time. Total humiliation on a grand scale. It only worked because everyone took part – so a big thank you to all the participants!
Watch this video for some of the moments from the evening – see if you can spot Jonathan’s T-shirt lighting up in time to speech/music! Very “in character!”
Click on the picture to see the photos and see the characters. See if you can guess who was which character and who won which award – let me know by using the comments sections
We checked the weather forecast and set off for Whitby bright and early. On the way we passed a hotel called “The Salmon Leap Hotel” – to find out who were the leaping salmons of the Isaacs and Yechezkel Families watch the video below. Listen to how cruel they are to me!
We had the most amazing day and were so lucky with the weather, again! Sadly neither family was complete and bizarre as it may sound we missed the noise and the nonsense that the missing ones would have generated . . . but don’t tell them! Click the photo below to read some more and see the photos that complete the story!
Last year’s “Joseph Meets Glee” was a hard act to follow, but they managed it! My parents arrived from Manchester for the weekend, just to see the show. So many kids, so much enthusiasm – it was a joy to see. Full credit to Sagi for organising, directing and being “The Man”. They have worked so hard and it showed. I haven’t met one person that didn’t enjoy it – and there were 450 over the 3 shows! It meant so much to the kids that they feel “empty” now its all done, no rehearsals – Rachel has a “little hole”. For details about LJOY go to their website.
For photos of the evening click on the image below
Taken a few weeks but I have finally put up something about our Keswick trip. We set off cars fully laden, in the morning of the 24th December, David’s 18th, to spend 5 days in a cottage in Keswick with our good friends, Family Y. We had the most amazing time and amazingly are still good friends!
The pictures in the book below tell most of the story of a fabulous weekend. They do not tell about the “men and boys” idea of walking across the frozen lake in the pitch black on Friday night – funny that! They are not just my photos, but are also from Itai, Jonathan, Orlev, Rachel and Sagi as well. Special thanks to Sagi for helping with the book.
To see a video bit of fun then click on the photo below
Families Y and I went off to Bolton Abbey with picnics and thermals, well it only said -3.5 ℃ on the thermometers! To say we were frozen was an understatement. Just to show how bright some of us were (i.e me) we sat down on the rocks at the Strid to eat. Certain parts of me have never been so cold. Thankfully we lost no-one in the water and everyone, bar Elaine and myself, decided to go exploring in the woods and the long route back to the cafe. Elaine and myself sacrificed this pleasure and struggled off directly and swiftly to the nice warm cafe for a cup of coffee!
Alternative images are up on the kids facebook accounts so click here