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More chicks and bunnies


I’ve just got back from a very fun but quite chaotic afternoon. We met in a small cricket pavilion which comfortably holds 30 people. I have no idea how many people were actually there, but it felt like a lot more than 30! Despite the chaos (and lack of scissors – why did I think that 1 pair would be enough?!) I think most people had a great afternoon. Alongside the Easter egg hunt, games on the field, Easter nest making and colouring in, I was kept busy all afternoon making pompom animals. This is the calm before the storm…

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Boy, was there a lot of fluff to clean up afterwards!!

Here are my originals


And here are some of the ones made this afternoon. I didn’t get to take a picture of all of them, but we had some really great creations!

A wild, multi-coloured dog

A wild, multi-coloured dog

A bunny with crazy ears

A bunny with crazy ears

A multi-coloured pompom monster

A multi-coloured pompom monster

A cute chick with a wonky beak (that was my fault!)

A cute chick with a wonky beak (that was my fault!)

It was great fun and hopefully we’ll do something similar in the next holiday!



Half term


I had high hopes for my half term holiday. I was going to do all sorts of lovely crafty activities and blog at least 3 times. I was really looking forward to it. But, as generally seems to happen, things didn’t work out quite as I planned. It wasn’t even that anything particularly unusual happened – plans just changed.

The first part of the week was lovely – I went to the Isle of Wight for a few days with a friend. It was a lovely, relaxing way to start the holiday (although I did still take some work with me). I had time to work on the cross stitch my friend gave me and start a crocheted birthday present for another friend (I haven’t given it to her yet, but will show you sometime soon).

On our first day we visited Chessell Pottery Barns. There was so much lovely pottery to look at (mostly Emma Bridgwater, which I just love!) and we enjoyed a MASSIVE cream tea. But the best part was decorating our own pottery. My friends all chose to paint egg cups…


…and I went for a cute little jug.

I just loved the colours of the paints, but they’ll be darker once it’s been fired. It hasn’t been posted to me yet, but I can’t wait to see how it turned out!

The following day we  paid a visit to Osborne house, but I have so many photos I thought I’d better just write up a separate post!

On Wednesday we went to have a look at the Needles.


It was the most blustery day I’ve experienced in quite a long time! At times it quite literally took my breath away, and made walking along a cliff path fairly scary (it was pretty safe really, but as I don’t like heights there were one or two points when I was terrified!) The wind also made it hard to take any good photos – any time I thought I’d got a good shot, the wind would blow and I would be left with a smudgy blur. Have a look at the website to see what the Needles look like on a sunny day!

On our way up the path we passed by a house with an amazing garden…

It was full of all sorts of toys and funny sayings/quotes.

When we arrived back on the mainland I had a whole lot of school work to catch up on. However, it didn’t actually take me as long as I’d thought (which probably means that there’s a whole lot I’ve forgotten to do!) so I’ve also had some lovely crafty time. I also had another crochet evening on Thursday. Some of the girls from last time came with projects they’ve been working on (which was so exciting to see!) and I had 5 new pupils to teach as well (and I think at least  2 of them have got hooked). I had my camera all ready, but was so busy checking everone was ok I didn’t take any pictures! Maybe next time.

So that was pretty much my week. Now my back is packed, lunch is made and I’m ready to go back to school. I’m already looking forward to the Christmas holidays!


On holiday


Right now I’m preparing to go away. I’m surrounded by clothes, books and 101 other things that I want to take. I’m trying my best to pack light, but it’s really not working!

However, by the time you’re reading this I will be camping in the middle of a field with some great friends, and hopefully not too much mud! I won’t be anywhere near a computer (which I’m really looking forward to) but thought I’d try doing a timed post. This may or may not work!

Anyway, here’s a little of what I’ll be doing while I’m away.

This is how far I’d got with my blanket before I left, and I’m hoping to get all my current squares added to the blanket whilst chatting with friends (unless I have too many kids surrounding me, in which case I’m guessing I won’t get much of anything done!)

I also have this baby blanket to finish.

It just needs another few rounds and the oh so boring sewing in of the ends. It may get finished this week, or it may just come home in exactly the same state!

I’m also planning on doing a lot of reading (my kindle is loaded up with a lot of books) and just generally relaxing and having fun with my friends. I’ll let you know all about it when I get back.

Have a lovely week!