The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon

The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon
Shortlisted for The Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now First Novel Prize

Monday, 19 October 2009

Leaves and wind and sun

We've had some blustery weather of late, denuding the trees and leaving us scrambling to pull the mitts and hats out of storage for another year.  I'm of the opinion that it is far too early for such things but chilled kids win the vote every time.  Over the weekend things warmed up considerably.

It was warm enough to get a few jobs done.  My workshop needs to be winterized but first things first - it had to be cleaned.  Once it was cleaned it seemed like we should finish Trixie.  Remember Trixie?  She the albino black cat my daughter and I made for Hallowe'en.

She's almost done:

Complete with scary teeth.

It was supposed to be a Cheshire Grin but didn't really turn out that way.  All we need to do is light her up from the inside and she'll be ready for the big night at the end of the month.

It was also nice enough that the crew working on the park for the Heritage Committee made some real headway.  They did a bit more over the weekend, but this is where they were at as of Saturday morning:

The Corner is coming along really nicely and everyone I've spoken to has been pleased with the results.  I have been told that most, if not all, of the landscaping work should be done by the end of the week.

Across from the park in the Fergus Market Building is a place which offers archery lessons.  My son has expressed an interest and even went as far as to build his own play bow over the summer.  I took him over on Saturday afternoon and he proved to be a quick study:

He looks pretty excited, right?  With good cause.

That's a Bullseye from about ten yards out.  We'll be going again soon, I'm sure.

To finish off a brilliant autumn day - what better than a fire...

And yes, that big jar next to the kettle on the table behind me - jam packed with marshmallows for roasting.