I also took Amy to the Doctors. I won't go into detail but there is a plan of action in force. Interestingly, although we didn't ask for them, we were told that GP's can't prescribe anti-depressants to anybody under 18 unless they've seen a psychiatrist. You learn something new every day. School rang and have given Amy the OK to attend as and when she can. Knowing this seems to have lifted some of the weight off her shoulders and she's already said she's going to go in tomorrow and see how it goes.
So that's the kidlets sorted out. For now. As any parent knows, things can change at the drop of a hat.
Other bits and bobs we've been up to include wrapping solar lights around the 3 obelisks. The photo doesn't really do them justice but they look lovely lit up at night.
Mark has been greasing his stuffing tube in preparation for boating tomorrow, (don't ask because I did and regretted it).And I've been doing a bit of puppetry. I thought I'd show you how they're made just in case anybody gets the urge to have a go.
Cast on 15 stitches, knit 16 rows of dress, 8 rows of head and 1 final row of knitting 2 together.
Gather at the top and sew down the seam, then turned the right way.
They're addictive and before you know it you have a boxful. Since working in a school 30 seems to be my cut off point for a lot of things child related.
Stuff their heads and gather stitches to make a neck. Knit an i cord long enough to pass through the dress to make arms.
Add hair, eyes, mouth and decorations.
Find a child to model them. Preferably one who doesn't moan that he doesn't like the feel of the wool. He still managed a smile for the photo though, bless him.