Hi everyone :)
My mum had to work today (Sunday is her ‘Monday’ if that makes sense) so there was no chance of a sleep in and breakfast in bed for her… but Toby actually did let me sleep in a bit this morning and Mikayla made me a yummy ‘breakfast’ (at midday LOL).
To all the Mum’s out there… I hope you had a really lovely day!
Well we’ve had our first week back at school and it was a busy one! My class had to get to grips with losing a class mate… and we had two new students start on Monday… and we hosted this weeks’ school assembly as well!
Early this week I got the chance to make my own chilli jelly following Nigella’s recipe and it was wonderful! We’ve tried it on lots of things… even the fish and chips we had for dinner last night! I love how it tastes and it looks pretty neat in the jars as well :)
I also received a lovely little parcel from my niece. It was a total surprise but very much appreciated! Super cute to have a piece of her handwriting as well.
In other news… Mum and I have booked ourselves into the Creative Adventure Downunder and we’re super looking forward to it! Having the opportunity to learn from Heidi Swapp, Donna Downey and Teresa Collins was too good to miss! And there’s also going to be a class with Maggie Armstrong which I know will be good because I’ve done a class with her before and loved her tutoring.
I’ve been busy gathering all the things on my ‘to bring’ list and I’ve even made a few swap pins. Some are completely done and some are still waiting to be finished off with their resin hearts.
One of the things I’m most looking forward to is being on the ‘other side’ of the scrapping table. It’s going to be cool to learn some new techniques and not have to worry about all the ‘little details’ for a change!
Don’t get me wrong though… I love teaching scrapping classes and on Thursday night a few of the girls came along to finish their mixed media canvases and they turned out so neat!
By Friday night I was really ready for the weekend. On Friday night it was REALLY cold and since we hadn’t done anything about the firewood we had a fairly chilly night here so on Saturday morning I dragged Mikayla out of bed and we went out to get some firewood.
Then I ‘forced’ her to push the wheelbarrow while I mowed the front lawn. Since I was on such a roll I also trimmed back lots of the blackberry and did all the back lawns as well and then I found this:
I’ve seen these kinds of toadstools before but never quite as big as this. Tomorrow I’m going to go out with gloves and carefully pick it and take it to school to show the kids.
Last night we decided to have fish and chips for dinner… a pretty rare thing in our house because I don’t usually like them but last night they were perfect. After dinner we were being silly and Mikayla put the hat on Toby and I managed to get a quick snap… poor Toby!
Today of course was Mother’s Day and I’ve had a lovely ‘breakfast’ and gotten quite a few bits and pieces done. I even managed to get two loads of washing dry on the line so I feel quite lucky not to have to visit the laundrette this weekend.
Now I’m off to light the fire and snuggle down on the sofa to watch Masterchef… a great way to end the weekend.
I hope you all have a wonderful week xx