Term of the Day: Have a jolly good go
- Make the best effort (usually with light and fun undertones)
While I am having a jolly good go at learning how to live the life of a Londoner, I also learn a lot about myself. I shouldnâ€™t expect any less from this blip out of my life-long journey, but sometimes it still does surprise me a little to catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror. For instance, I still find it shocking how little I understand foreign relations matters and know not a thing about how a hedge fund works. It is appalling how long I was completely uninterested in politics. Instilling these values in my children will be a challenge I have to face in the age of technology, where every single word from my mouth will compete with the never ending barrage of incoming signals. My every action will have to speak where words will fail me.
Whew. I bet you are glad thatâ€™s over!
How about some photos of the Carnival in Leicester Square that Drew mentioned? Please look carefully through some of these photos for the smoking carnival workers. I just donâ€™t know how they manage to enjoy their nicotine, keep their balance, not get hit by an unwieldy teacup, and keep everyone sufficiently nauseous by spinning them around more than should be good for them.
One response to “What’s That Smell?”
that is exactly what parenting is like. You described it perfectly. The world is trying to teach them eleventy million things and your little voice is drowned out. So yes your actions do have to speak louder than your words. It’s soooo hard!
It’s way easier not to care and not to be aware of how everything you do affects how your children turn out. Scary isn’t it? I certainly worry about my parenting skills sending my kids to the loony bin or at the very least to therapy.
Oh and I too was uninterested in politics for appallingly too long. Now I watch and listen and read so much that I sometimes wish I could just go back to being blissfully ignorant.
Cool pictures….I am getting dizzy just looking at them 🙂