28 July 2014


....this week of...

...happiness swimming in the village pool, harvesting 9lb of blackcurrants from one bush, a family film night, finding caraway seeds in my garden, rain, bird watching with the children

...sadness at the continued loss of life in the world

...creatingproject off the needles, another cast on, strawberry peg people, blackcurrant pie

 ...reading finished The Year of the Flood and now reading the last book in the trilogy MaddAddam by the wonderful Margaret Atwood one of my favourite authors, to the children The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, and these picture books* you can read a short review of them here, 183. Don't Spill the Milk by Stephen Davies, 184. The Goggle-Eyed Goats by Stephen Davies, 185. Oso en un cuadrado by Stella Blackstone, 186. The Enormous Turnip retold by Cristiana Cerretti, 187. Owl goes to Town by Jenny Brown, 188. Beauty and the Beast retold by Michael Dahl, 189. Abigail by Catherine Rayner, 190. The Mermaid's Treasure Hunt by Dereen Taylor

...learning about buoyancy, gases, sonar, warriors

...thinking about fun things to do in August

...hoping to have time to do some sewing soon

...wondering whether I am going to enjoy being in the company of a few thousand people at the end of this week

...looking forward to catching up with a friend I haven't seen for ages at their birthday party

*as part of the 300 Picture Books Challenge


I hope you have had a lovely week too......................enjoy the one to come!


  1. I bet you've been glad of the outdoor pool in this weather, I wish there was one near where I live, I could do with a nice way to cool down like that.

  2. I love family film nights. And so thankful for the rain over here too.

  3. Bestival? Whatever it is, I hope you do enjoy it. We've been enjoying the little outdoor pool in a nearby town, run by volunteers, it's a wonderful place on a hot afternoon.

    1. Bestival, that might be fun :) No this is an International Scout Camp!

  4. we've had several family film nights recently, introducing the children to the classics of our youth. is it Kanderstag you are going to? two of my children's friends are going, I wouldn't let my son go.... . too far, too long on a coach, too much £, too stressful for his mother to be wondering what he would be doing........

  5. The Little House shawl is one of my favourites and makes a great wrap for wee bridesmaids ... I'll look forward to seeing yours finished.


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