3/365/2018 Aragog

3/365/2018 Aragog
3/365/2018 Aragog by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

Ruby has a rule for Harry Potter: if you want to watch the film you have to read the book.

This was the case with The Philosopher’s Stone – which she loved reading and watching – and will be an ongoing rule through all of the books. This suits us as the books and films do get a good bit darker as they go along, and as the books take some time to read the films will be age-appropriate when we get to the end. We’ve just got to Aragog. Ruby is *really* looking forward to seeing him in the film! Next chapter: the Chamber of Secrets.

We might have to spend a few hours at the weekend to finish off the book!

43/365 Waterstones

43/365 Waterstones

Ruby had some money left-over from Christmas on a couple of Waterstones gift cards, so we had a trip into town to see if there was anything that she took a fancy to.

Her first port of call was the sticker books. She loves stories, but for some reason she loves putting stickers in books a little bit more. We have plenty of these at home, so we persuaded her to look at some other things.

She ended up buying one story book, a small slinky and some other little bits and pieces. We are glad that she enjoys a trip to a bookstore – I still get a thrill visiting them myself.

Afterwards we went to the Nottingham Contemporary to see the galleries there. We had a great time looking at some very challenging art; some of it relating to the struggles that ethnic minorities had in the 80s. These things are hard to relate to a seven year-old, especially as these sorts of incidents aren’t so prominent these days.

We don’t mind her seeing some of the more adult arty content, but we were glad that she wouldn’t have recognised a couple of obvious painted vaginas on one piece. She had have a giggle at one painting that had a massive erection with a hair-drier at the end. She thought that was very funny.

41/365 Not Read Yet

41/365 Not Read Yet

I like to learn new things and I have a number of books sat on my desk aimed at increasing my work knowledge. This pile is increasing in size, not least due to my inability to actually pick one up and read it.

It is not a consequence that one of these books is about overcoming procrastination.

Nest of books

Nest of books, originally uploaded by rutty. Via Flickr: 85/365 Ruby has many interests – food and sleep being the prime two – and, happily, one of her favourite activities is reading. Well, looking at books. We approve of this.