Saturday, 30 August 2014

We're Walking in the Air ....!

Well, can you believe it's almost the end of August already?!  I have spent the last week checking uniform and kit bags in readiness for the start of Youngest's new school year, (like many other mothers of school age children I should imagine) replacing those outgrown items that seem to shrink overnight and taking out a second mortgage for shoes .. why do boys need so many pairs of footwear for school?!  school shoes, football boots, outdoor trainers, indoor trainers, wellies... oof! And ... my favourite job of all ... sewing in those blasted name tapes. I still have needle holes in both my thumbs! Still, I have to confess that I love September.  I think it stems back to my own school days when I used to look forward excitedly to the start of each new school year **I know what you're thinking ... weirdo...**.  I loved opening the first page of a new exercise book (which always started so neat and then seemed to rapidly deteriorate from about page 4 onwards). I loved the smell of a brand new text book.  I loved all that lovely new stationery - a sparkly clean rubber (er... that's an eraser for my American friends) and a brand new pack of pencil crayons and best of all ... I LOVED getting the new book we would be reading in English that term.  I can still remember excitedly turning page after page of The Hobbit to find out what happened to Bilbo Baggins and what dark powers the magic ring held...  **yes .. I know .... weirdo!**

I am due to embark on new venture of my own (of the crafty variety of course)  from 1st September and can't wait to tell you all about it!  You will just have to wait a wee while longer though.  Full details will be in next week's blog **squeeks with excitement!**

Anyway, as Bank Holiday Monday turned out to be a total washout here in a Sussex, I decided to make a start on some Christmas cards and chose the super cute images from the Snowman & Snowdog.  They were the perfect choice to put a smile on my face on a dreary wet day.  I have included a few samples below - hope they put a smile on your face too!

So that's a dozen made ... now I just need to get on with the rest!

Finally, I will leave you with a pic of this week's Bake Off creation.  The topic was a Desserts, and Youngest's stipulation was 'anything chocolate', so I decided to make Delia's melting chocolate fondant puddings.  They were very light and fluffy but immediately collapsed as soon as got them out of the tin!  Never mind.... they were chocolate ... what's not to love?!

Bev x


  1. Fantastic set of cards Beverley! I love all the different shapes!
    Dawn xx

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