Saturday, 3 July 2010

No Artificial Flavourings

I must point you in the direction of Bob's (fruit of my womb) latest blog post. Watch the video, it's only three minutes you'll wish it were longer: the music!

Dashing off to work, we have a small birthday party at the family paintball site today. Yesterday we had the sixth form from Dumfries High School: what a lovely bunch of kids, honestly they were a joy.


Kass said...

Oh the video and the music! How exotic and beautiful!

Rachel Fox said...

Loved the film. How great to travel so light (in every sense). I remember that (just!).

Kim Ayres said...

Great video. Suddenly I yearn to be young again.

Or maybe I just yearn for the energy.

I take it it's a deliberate policy not to allow comments. Does he not want loads of snippets of meaningful advice from his mum's friends?

Pat said...

So glad PB is turning up trumps and giving you pleasure (£sd too I hope)
I'm off to Bob's before lunch:)

Pat said...

Delightful. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Carole said...

Now that was awesome. Very cool. And I second Kim's statement. Oh, to be young again.

angryparsnip said...

I second Pat last comment...
Lovely video

cheers, parsnip

Leni Qinan said...

Youth, sublime treasure! So there is a blogging dinasty at home, Eryl? That's great! Nice kid!

Eryl Shields said...

Kass ~ I utterly love the music, it's so powerful.

Rachel ~ keep those memories alive!

Kim ~ I meant to ask him about the comments when he was home but forgot. I think he does his chat on facebook though.

Pat ~ the pounds will come, I'm sure, for now it is quite fun.

Just far enough, I hope!

Carole ~ wasn't it? I can't stop watching it!

Parsnip ~ I feel quite flattered that people think he is like me because he seems so much cleverer. I could never make a video like that!

Leni ~ I sometimes wish I'd savoured youth more when I had it, but then I think that would have been a bit weird! He's adorable isn't he and I'm so glad he writes a bit.

Mary Witzl said...

The sixth form of Dumfries High School were really a joy? I can't see your face, so don't know if you're being ironic here. I'm betting you're not, so I'll have to question you further when we get back (mid-July, fingers crossed!)

Eryl Shields said...

Mary ~ they actually were delightful: they listened intently to the safety talk, didn't flout any of the rules, and said thank you so often that it began to sound like a refrain.

Titus said...

I'll try and get there, as I'm so intrigued!
A joy? Of course - Mike and Lauren are alumni!

Titus said...

Oh God, I was there!
Isn't he like you?! But bigger.

Wigeon said...

Such an atmospheric video - the music really does make a good film even better. How I'd love to turn back the clock and do the bits I didn't do first time round. My mis-spent youth was work and sports and never getting to see the rest of the world. Drat! Makes me both envious and sad:_( Good on Bob! Thanks for sharing the link Eryl.

Lulu LaBonne said...

I loved Bob's blog and thrilled that there's fun at the paintball site

Alesa Warcan said...

Heya Eryl.
Sounds like the Bobcat is on the prowl looking for a den and looking sleek, if a little road weary. : j
The games not played are best put behind us whilst there are still games to be played and savored.

Eryl Shields said...

Titus ~ that explains it then!

He looks very like Stevie's sister, but I think he has my skin and mental architecture.

Wigeon ~ me too! When I was Bob's age I was already his mother, I hope to be able to misspend my old age!

Lulu ~ that I work at a paintball site is peculiar enough, that I enjoy it is freakish.

Alesa ~ it does rather! I'm a bit worried about that foot of his, he was laid up for days the last time he tried to walk all day and ended up on crutches. But I find his tenacity and resourcefulness admirable and comforting.

You're right, luckily there are always new games to play!

Eryl Shields said...

My last comment has disappeared!