Day 30 of Ali's latest class at BPC ~ 31 Things. Ali describes the class thus: 31 Things is about capturing life right now but will be much more in-depth on a single daily subject than the documentation you might be used to with projects like Week in the Life or Project Life. This workshop is an opportunity to get specific pieces of your story told with the simple goal of telling more.
Day 30 | 3.35pm:
Friday afternoon. I am outside The Boy Child's school waiting to collect him. I was the first parent to arrive. I speak to several mums and au pairs about the usual small talk, the weather and the upcoming PTA Summer Fayre. I watch a pupil put Summer Fayre posters in the windows.
The weather is changeable. One minute the sun is shining and it feels quite warm, the next a grey cloud blocks the sun and a blustery wind picks up. I am wearing layers. Too many layers, probably. Flat summer sandals in tan and mink (an off-white/cream colour), three quarter length tan trousers, a pink and white striped t-shirt, a purple cardigan and a brown velvet jacket. I am carrying my red handbag, satchel style. I have an Alpen bar in there for The Boy Child. He's always hungry when he comes out of school.
The road outside school is fairly busy and almost every spacing space is taken. A traffic warden is lurking.
The Boy Child's teacher opens the door and I can see the children lined up. She calls out The Boy Child's name first.