Monday, 8 September 2014

New Term - time flies



I can't believe how quickly the summer holidays went.  We are now into the new term at school.  Josh has gone into year 1 and growing up so quickly.  This time last year we were just starting school with all that entails.  And now we have just fallen back into our school routine as if we have not had a summer break.  It was a shock the first few mornings.  And Josh was not that keen on going back - Tears the first morning.

I now just need to get back to doing some of my knitting work and spend some time doing the hundreds of jobs that need doing in the garden.


Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Summer Holidays number 1

First morning of the summer holidays and look we have gone from this



 To this






It is going to take me a little while to get used to it and it also means getting it cut regularly now.  But he is so pleased with it - 'I am a boy now' was his first comment! The curl is still there but it is more wavy now and I think the only way to get rid of the wave is to have it really short but mummy is not ready for that yet.  I need time to get used to it like this first .  I am sure that time will come when he wants it really short.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

What weather !


For the past couple of weeks if not more we have had the most amazing weather.  Dry and warm.  Sunny on lots of days.   It has been lovely and we have been able to get out and about without having to use the car all the time. It is amazing what you spot when you are not in that little box on wheels.  It has been lovely to go out without having to take lots of layers or coats as well.   We have made the most of the weather by using our bikes and tag along to get to and from school on most days.   But it has also made us more aware of the dangers on our road with cars going to fast or too close so as a family we have chosen to support this initiative by Sustrans - http://www.sustrans.org.uk/safetoschool .  I picked up on this initiative by reading Lou's blog http://www.littlegreenshedblog.co.uk/.  It is just a simple idea but could make a huge difference .

(Image from The Pod Company, Nicky James bags)

Friday, 30 May 2014

Half term already





I can't believe how quickly the weeks are going.  This past week has been half term for Joshua and it has been lovely just to go out in the outdoors and run and climb.

We have been on our bikes , Joshua managed to cycle nearly 6 miles earlier in the week and then even wanted to take the dog out for a walk when we got back - he has so much energy.

During half term knitting work has to take a little bit of a back seat but heigh ho it won't be long and we won't be doing this .

Roll on the summer holidays when we hope to do some camping even if some of it may only be in the back garden.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Look at what we have been growing


Cress must be the easiest plant to grow with children, very short germination time with shoots appearing within a few days.  We just cut a few pieces of kitchen roll into a J for Joshua, wet it and sprinkled with the seeds.  Kept it damp and gave it some light and hey presto within a few days shoots started appearing and we had one very excited little boy.  The world is your oyster you can do any shape you fancy.  I wonder what shape we will do next.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Interesting Weather




We have been having some interesting weather lately.  One minute it is sunny the next it is absolutely bucketing down with rain (as it did when we were half way through the fields on Saturday taking the dog for a walk).  But that doesn't stop us going out we just have to dress up in the right clothes!  Which is sometimes easier said than done.



On Saturday we also made some bread it has been a while since we have done this.   The top picture is mine and it lasted 2 days!  The bottom is Joshua's snail which lasted all of about 5 minutes once it had cooled down!  Unfortunately I forgot to take some pictures once the bread have proved and also when it had cooked.  I had several hungry people wanting to try it.  It did taste nice though.

Friday, 2 May 2014

Easter and Finished







Can't believe how quickly the weeks are going by.  We had a lovely Easter spending lots of time together , going places , playing outside and seeing things.


And I also managed to finish this cardigan (Firth o' Forth by Kate Davies).  It is lovely to wear, the yarn is soft but also warm.