I was kind of looking forward to the holidays this year, even though they always bump along a little at the beginning until we settle into our new, more laid back routine. This year that doesn't seem to be happening. The bumpy bit has happened, but the laid back routine has not. Ahh well, there's still time I guess. Plenty more holiday weeks to go yet.
I do have a couple of things to report though...
The day after we returned from our jolly holidays in France, I had planned to meet my new friend in yarn and blogging, the delightful Sam of Betsy Makes for a trip to Fibre East. We weren't the least be sure what it would be like. To be honest I half expected a few crafty type stalls in a bleak hall which we would be hard pressed to string out a ten minute visit to. As it turns out I was wrong about that. Completely and utterly wrong. The event was a huge affair, covering three large school halls and three marquees with extra space for tea tents, refreshments and even sheep shearing!
Sam and I had a lovely time wandering around the stalls, taking in the many, many yarny delights and temptations. The picture above represents my little haul of goodies. I could have brought so much more too, there were so many things that I meant to go back to. Maybe next year... now I know what to expect. I'd better get saving.
Little Miss has been spending a lot of time playing with paper dolls so far too. An extraordinary amount of time really, they have been out on the table and in action since we came home. We've taken them to the beach, to school, to parties, to the shops, to fancy dress parties, to the hospital, to the Netherlands and Bavaria, they've played golf and football, gone riding and ski-ing and still we've haven't cut out all the outfits these two girls own. Extensive wardrobes they have, they must be very rich. Other things like Lego and X-Box, drawing and colouring feature too, but paper dolls are the 'In Thing' right now.
The garden is still managing to turn out healthy looking plants with flowers, which has to be a record for August. Slowly I've made some progress in plugging my barren floral gap of end of June to the beginning of September and this year's weather has helped a lot too.
I've also had a chance to enjoy a decadent day all to myself. My Little Miss is having a mini holiday at her grandparents for a few days which meant a little lull in activity. Time to catch up on all those pesky jobs that have been building up around here then? Not on your nelly! Time to sit with the feet up, relax with a good audio book and start new crafty projects. Bliss.