I didn't think his request for gingerbread man/cat was too much to ask after the session and we sat in the car for 15 minutes while he enjoyed his treat, then it was back to school.
We went to Manchester this week to an art gallery. We'd been invited to a VIP event which means you get a glass of champers, nibbles and a sneaky preview of an exhibition, obviously in the hopes you're going to part with some cash. We couldn't make the date so we went on Tuesday instead. There was no VIP treatment although we did get a coffee and a private viewing and I did part with some cash. I can't show you what I've bought as they won't release it yet so I had to come home empty handed. While we were there we nipped into Annies for breakfast, my favourite new place to eat.
I've also gathered all the crochet up and washed it ready to send off to Knit For Peace. This package will have 2 baby cardigans, 1 blanket, 1 poncho, 1 bunny rabbit cuddle blanket and 3 dolly cuddle blankets in it.
These are the dolly cuddle blankets. I've made them using the heads I crocheted a couple of weeks ago. I decided against the spiral dolls for the time being because although they're easy they're a bit fiddly and time consuming to sew up and I need to clear my wardrobes of all the crochet to make room for Christmas stuff (sorry, there's that word again), so a quick granny square and a tube for arms seemed a better option.
I've also carried on with the sorting out and took this pile of stuff to the charity shop.
I'm in 'thinking ahead' mode at the moment so bought Pumpkins and a couple of candles from Lidl for Halloween. The pumpkins were a bargain at 79p each and I bought Amy and Thomas one each so there'll be no arguments on the creative front!
I've also bought fireworks for Bonfire night and I'm in the throes of organising Thomas' birthday party.
At the moment we are in our van having a few days away for half term. We managed to find somewhere near Lytham so once again I'm a happy caravanner and so are Amy and Thomas. They spent ages in the park yesterday afternoon whizzing down the zip wire.
And pushing each other on this swing. I have a cracking little video of Thomas but I can't post it because wifi isn't brilliant but I'll pop it on the blog in the week.
And that's been my week really. Nothing too much out of the ordinary. Housework, crochet, children, Bury, shopping with Mum - it's all pretty much the same week in, week out, but it's what 'life at number 38' is like and as far as I'm concerned it's all pretty good stuff :)