She doesn't know what happened in Boston last Monday but when she came
across this chalk writing in the Boston Public Garden last week she
immediately knew it was about being strong and carrying on. Run on,
BBC Radio 4 has a 5 part mini series playing this week about a British couple adopting from China (fictional). It has the unimaginative title of "China Girl". If you go to the website here you can listen online, the last part is on Friday. Its written by Tom Fry who has two children adopted from China so its a process he knows. First episode is only available for another 3 or 4 days so if you are interested check it out soon.
I don't think its particularly good and yet I have found myself rushing to listen to each episode the minute the school bus has wisked L & B off to school and have been enjoying it in a guilty pleasure sort of a way. Today's episode irritated me quite a lot I found myself wanting to interrupt them every few minutes with my
"opinions". I suppose its like that with any subject you have personal
experience of because no-one ever feels exactly like you do, their
experience is different, their feelings, their thought process, their
Also, I find the husband and wife a bit annoying (okay quite a lot annoying) and its very distracting to me the way Sophie Thompson sounds so much like her sister Emma, not that it isn't a lovely voice because it is! Actually, for me its strange hearing any British voices discussing adopting from China as with the exception of Barefoot Jo I don't know any British families with children from China. Well, I've come across them on discussion boards etc. but Jo's family is the only one I've met in Real Life. I'm just not used to hearing the British accent talking China adoption.
The UK International Adoption process is a little bit different to the one we completed here in the US but I've heard tell of The Panel that is mentioned in China Girl. Once you've completed your Home Study with a Social Worker you go before a Panel who then give their opinion on your suitability to adopt. It seems such a bizarre set up to me, I don't think it adds any real value to the "potential parent vetting" (that's what the Home Study is for) but maybe I think that because I'm pretty sure S and I would never have passed Panel.
Anyway, I'll be tuning in tomorrow to see what crazy Nick and Naomi get up to next with Luo Ning!
. . . and heaven knows I need me some happy! What with Sandy getting ready to give us a good pummeling and the threat of Romeny looming large, a girls got to get her happy where she can and this does it for me.
This was late one night after a couple of hours driving. Posy still going strong! Give her a Kit Kat and she's good for another 2oo miles. Don't let the other two see this video, they still don't know they missed out on a Kit Kat, hey you snooze you loose! Best keep it between us!
We'd all be living in a better world if the real Republicans would stand up and take back their Party from the hate mongering, hate filled extremists they have let take it over. Come on Republicans you can do it!
The real Republicans need to take back their own Party. Sometimes a vote just isn't worth having if the price you pay for it is to trample all over your own Party's morals and principles. A vote isn't worth it if its from an extremist who does not want to compromise ever, does not want religious freedom for anyone but themselves, claims to not want big Government and yet wants the right to Govern a woman's body and choices, claims to be a Christian and yet today would be the first to nail Christ to the cross because of his Liberal bleeding heart ways. Claim to value fiscal responsibility and yet during their most recent time in office were the most profligate spenders.
A vote isn't worth having if to gain it you have to voice views that truly are not a reflection of your own.
. . . . . under performing (that would be me) is a spur of the moment trip to the beach. After picking up B from preschool the weather was just too gorgeous to spend it cooped up indoors (me) or snoozing through a nap (that's them) so we headed to the beach! We were completely unprepared no towels, no nothing but as luck would have it the beach store had just opened up for the season and B and P were giddy with delight when they spotted a dusty cardboard box of left over bucket and spades, jackpot!! They were both squealing with happiness as we headed for the sand. There is nothing like the thrill of that first glimpse of the ocean, makes even me feel like frolicking! We had a lovely time and wished we could have stayed longer but had to get home to meet Loops off the school bus. B and P had insisted on bringing a few precious pebbles and sprigs of seaweed back with them and set about building "nests". I'm not entirely sure who the nests are for, possibly some passing penguins, but very fine nests they are!
This is where a photo was going to be but I can't make the dratted thing load so, no photo for you!