Firstly - something I found interesting.
This guy creates the most amazing sculptures out of egg shells. Uses...a dentist's drill, I guess? Something very like it, anyway. Must take hours. I'm sure I'd break loads if I tried - and just at the point they were getting good, too :)
Secondly - something Sherlock showed me while we were waiting at his school. He wants some for his pond...if it were salty.
It's...a bobbit worm. Looks quite nice, right? Sparkly - but wait! Danger, don't let your love of all things Sparkles lure you in!
It buries itself on the ocean floor. It can grow ten feet long! And it can slice its prey in half with a single bite.
It can also cause permanent numbness in humans if you touch it.
Oh, and apparently the female slices of the penis of the male and feeds it to her young...but I'm not sure how true that part is!
And now, onto more serious things.
1. Work is up in arms because Trident have been told they will no longer investigate murders. So we get them, at HSCC. I think that's a mistake. But no one asked me...
2. Sherlock's parents' evening went well. As we all know, he's bright and can apply himself to a quite terrifying degree when he's interested in something. He is very able, very intelligent...
However, he's also got things he needs to work on. Mainly the more social side of things.
He is no longer to hoard supplies during their creative sessions (glitter, the best pencils, the best colours, etc.)
He needs to concentrate on improving his behaviour during group work. Or even participating in it at all, would sometimes be an improvement. And we don't just mean sitting in the same vague area of the room as his classmates...
He needs to listen to his peers, and join in discussions with them. Hopefully without calling them boring...
And when he is enjoying himself, he needs to calm down a bit! He can be a bit overwhelming, especially to the quieter kids.
So nothing bad, but he needs to work on those things. He is VERY grumpy about this news. I am fairly sure he thought Mrs N was going to erect a statue of him in the school hall and have other kids gather and worship it every morning, the way he was carrying on this morning.
We are still, and always will be, very proud of him, and love him. And he didn't get gruel for dinner.