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4321 (approximately) = minutes spent watching the London 2012 Olympics Having been hooked by the opening ceremony, we were captivated by cycling, beach volleyball, swimming, horse-riding, tae-kwon-do, diving, and all manner of athletics. Olympic fever was not even interrupted by a visit to my Step-mother's, where we introduced her to the delights of rhythmic gymnastics (the arm-chair variety) and mountain biking (the sofa strain)
|2 = number of afternoons spent (unsuccessfully) trying to teach|
Step-mother's puppy to hand the ball back in a game of fetch
"Full Dark, No Stars" was next - by Stephen King, the US master of spooky short stories. Having seen the film I picked up "Water For Elephants" by Sara Gruen and was amazed how close it had kept to the book.
My reading group's choice was "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett which was an eye-opener because I hadn't realised how much discrimination and segregation had persisted in America in the 60s - I had thought that Rosa Parks had put a stop to it all in the 50s. At the group, my friend lent me two books to read "The Evil Seed", the first novel by Joanne Harris and "The Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro. The former is an atmospheric gothic horror about vampires in Cambridge (again) and the latter a beautiful study of life in service in the 30s - I must get around to catching the film on TV soon.
11 = the number of people we squeezed around our dining table during the weekend No.1 Son brought his friends to stay for the weekend. They were visiting Chester Zoo - the weather was really kind and they enjoyed the picnic we provided.
There should be a PHOTO here of the happy hordes, but despite weeks of promises No.1 Son has failed to come up with the goods. So I'll add a picture Child No.3 drew for him that weekend instead:
0 = the number of A-grade GCSEs that she achieved - because the majority were A* and the rest were B; it seems there is no middle ground between the subjects she likes and those that she doesn't!
6 = days spent away by No.2 Son attending a 3 day music festival ... maths never was his strong point!
If you a) want to join in with your Month in Numbers and b) are as late as I am, then other Augusts can be found here.