Post half term catch up

20170520_140029 (1).jpgAs a mum with a husband who works in a school, life for us very much moves in motion with the academic year.  We have just had our half term break which means we all experience a shift in routine, for hubby and the kids it’s a chance for some well earned wind down time and for me it signifies less crochet time some serious adventure time. Our half term was super busy, lots of trips and experiences as well as some quieter moments too.  The above shot was taken during a picnic, I spotted this beautiful blue butterfly fluttering round this bright pink flower and couldn’t resist a photo!

So here’s a little round up of what I’ve been up to recently.  There was a forest walk…

20170527_153825.jpg

a beach trip…

20170601_162631.jpg

where I was able to try out my new crocheted beach bag.

20170601_152715.jpg

Hubby and I enjoyed a night away without the children, something we haven’t done in a couple of years. We chose to stay in Winchester where we visited the Cathedral…

20170530_114839_001.jpg

and the Great Hall…

20170530_160550 (1).jpg

which holds King Arthur’s Round Table (now known to date from the 13th century, but still very impressive)…

20170530_153215.jpg

We went to the Living History Festival at the Weald and Downland Museum, a place which is very special to us. My husband and I had our marriage here 4 years ago and we visit it often, particularly when they are holding an event.  We saw musketeers…

20170604_144900.jpg

and Knights fighting…

20170604_153459.jpg

and an amazing horse drawn fire engine…

20170604_155427.jpg

which raced to put out a fire in a tiny wooden house…

20170604_154956.jpg

And lastly my daughter and I enjoyed a day together on Monday, which really was so special as we don’t often have this time just the two of us. We went out for a drink, some shopping and then a picnic lunch where we did some crafting in the park together…

20170605_132545 (1).jpg

Such lovely memories of a super special week.  I hope you’ve gained some special memories lately too.

Lots of love,

Juliet xx

 

Bits and bobs

20170510_163232.jpg

Why hello hello, it’s very nice to be back here in blogland!  I will be honest with you and say that I’m not posting as often as I would like.  It’s mainly because I have been suffering from a fair few bugs of late which have stolen my ‘crojo’ (love that word!) and my ability to string words together coherently.  Also, hubby has been going through a bit of stress at work as he’s beginning teacher training next year, so there have been a fair few forms, frantic emails and phone calls going on to make sure we’re doing everything right, as well as lots of overtime to fit in lesson observations.

The above photo was taken on a little trip to a forest near us.  My hubby, son and I often walk there when lovely daughter has her swimming lesson.  It’s become a bit of tradition to do this, particularly as she doesn’t like us to watch her swim.  Our latest trip was so lovely, the sun was shining and we found this huge Redwood.  I do so love trees, their age and stature makes them seem so magical.

20170516_095311.jpg

This little guy, honestly he really is the cutest.  This is my three year old son and his Duplo plane which he made all on his own, he was so proud!  It contains a motorbike and a pilot sitting proudly at the front there, which of course had to be Batman.  I love to watch my two kiddies play, it’s such a fascinating thing to see them formulate their own little stories and worlds.

20170519_100236.jpg

Speaking of little worlds, my daughter is absolutely obsessed with Sylvanian families at the moment. She has a little rabbit family who live in this house in the little people’s bedroom and she is always setting it up for them so they can cook, watch television, or just sit and have a chat.  I absolutely love peeking in every now and then to see what she’s set up for them next.  Love that imagination so much.

20170519_100310.jpg

Ohh, a little bit of summer on my mantle.  I noticed this morning that some of my Roses are in bloom in the garden so I thought I’d pop out and cut some for my first summer posy.  It gives me a lot of pleasure to see it there, I can’t wait for those warm days.

20170519_105621.jpg

And here is my current crochet wip with a focus on that gorgeous texture, I’m hoping to make some serious progress with this blanket over the next few days now that I’ve found my crojo again.

Speak soon,

Juliet xx