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Days 135, 136 and 137.


Good morning, afternoon or evening. Enjoying the sunshine? We have basked in the sun for the past few days, but today it is rather cloudy. I must admit that it is a little of a relief as it means the temperature has dipped a little, and I can get a few household chores done.

Well the summer holidays are in full swing. After the past few years where I have had children following me around wanting to be entertained, I decided this year that I need a time-table of events. We are taking this one week at a time….but making sure we get out for a run around to wear these boys out! Trips out are carefully planned so that cost will not become an issue, and picnics in the lovely weather. I have a bag full of ‘stuff’ for indoor days, but hopefully we won’t need it!

Crafting has become a little bit more of helping the boys express their creative side. Roo in particular, who likes making, but finds it frustrating when it doesn’t quite go his way. PVA glue, scissors, tissue paper, paint and fabric scraps really come in useful. Can’t wait to show you some of their creations.

Unfortunately the patchwork is rather slow going as it always is when it is done by hand. I am currently sewing the first patches of white, and the red are ready to go, so hopefully I will have loads to show you in a few days.

I haven’t been sitting idly watching my boys with their craft however…….

As you can see things have had to be tended in the garden, ready for harvest. The rain has really helped the garden this year and everything is lush and green.

The potatoes are doing marvellously too. I love digging up potatoes. It’s like a lucky dip to find the hidden jewels in the soil.

The salad and lavender certainly are making a fine display this year. And what is this peeping under the foliage?

…..The first of the raspberries. Mmmmmm! My absolute favourite fruit. I normally have to fight Dad for the first ones!

Further up the garden we find the most glorious display…..

I wish I had sound-o-vision, then you could hear the half-dozen bumble bees collecting nectar. Finally….better late then never we find the first strawberries of the season. (A month late!)

Can you see them hiding? Let’s pick a few…………

I can’t wait for tea time. Fresh fruit….yum! I have to admit to completely neglecting the garden this year. Rain, pain and craft have taken over. The little bits that I have done seem to have had a bit of impact however…..and if this is what happens when the garden is neglected, Fantastic!

Anyway, monsters are now baying for food, and my camera needs charging, so I will sign off for another day.

See you tomorrow……..START OF THE OLYMPICS! WOO HOO! (I have to admit DH, it is catching!)


PS. I will be entering the spririt of the Olympics with a give away. Details will follow tomorrow. 🙂


Day 76- Ouch!


Good evening!

I hope are all of you have enjoyed a sun-shiney Sunday, and are feeling relaxed and refreshed ready to face the week ahead.

Well, I need to start today with an apology. Mum saw yesterdays post and thought that my soap box ramblings about Eurovision sounded like sour grapes. I hope that you could read that I had my tongue in cheek as I was writing. To be honest, we tune into Eurovision every year, sometimes with a score sheet, (but don’t tell anyone!) It has become a sort of family tradition here, as we discuss the performance and costumes of the competitors. We love predicting the way the voting will go….like Cyprus always giving 12 points to Greece; and the Boznia-Herzogovena (is that how you spell it?) / Macedonia/ Serbia triangle of patting each other on the back with  points! You’ve got to admit it has become somewhat predictable, and it was this I was commenting on rather than arguing about who the winner was! Hopefully you saw it as the silly banter it was meant to be. 🙂

Moving on! Today was another hot day. Not as breezy as yesterday, but hot all the same. The sunburn that I obtained yesterday meant that I was woken every time I turned over in the night. Ouch! I started today lathering on layers of factor 30, and covered shoulders and back before venturing anywhere. I really felt for those brave souls…DH included….who ran tha half marathon today. It was a fantastic achievement especially  in this heat. Congratulations to all of you, whether you finished or not, I certainly couldn’t do it

While Dh was pounding the streets with few thousand others, the boys and myself toasted Dad with coffee/ tea/ apple juice and Danish pastries! Hurrah!

Then on to making. So what did I do? Well I still had some familiar fabric left, and overjoyed with the shoulder bag I made earlier this week I decided to create this……..

This is using the same pattern as the floral and tartan bags…..but I love it. These bags hold loads, and since making the larger shoulder bag I have not stopped using it. They are great for taking away too as they can be packed flat, and are so much more appealing than the normal tote bags. This one may be making its way on holiday too. Hurrah!

I have not forgotten about the little triangles that I showed you earlier this week too. I just have not had time to finish it yet. Maybe tomorrows Tadah?

Anyway I have a snoring Rooster next to me who needs moving to his bed, so I shall sign off for tonight.

See you tomorrow.