My mission this week on the crafting front was to finish 4 cribs for The Tigerlily Trust. They're easy enough to work up and this time I decided to knit the blanket and pillow rather than sew them. Next week I will be cracking on with the angels.
We went to the garden centre on Bank Holiday Monday to buy a few things for the garden. I came home with a clematis, a climbing rose, sweet peas, petunias, bizzie lizzies, lavender and Scabiosa Butterfly Blue. The lavender is to encourage the bees to visit and the scabiosa is for the butterflies. I like to watch bees busy at the work in summer and who doesn't like a butterfly in their garden.My go to bedding plants are always pansies, petunias and bizzie lizzies and this delicate pink petunia caught my eye this year.
Amy had some good news this week. She went for an interview at Shoe Zone on Tuesday and the Manager rang her Friday to offer her the job. There's nothing quite like getting your first job is there, even if it is just a few hours work at the weekend. I remember mine was at a newsagents and I loved it. Still at college and living at home I worked as many hours as I could and was pretty well off. I used to cycle down to the village post office every week to bank my wages - after I'd bought myself some new clothes and make-up of course!
Thomas has started to show an interest in other things apart from the Xbox. He's been boating with Mark this weekend and is also learning how to fly a racing drone. I think the drone in particular will be a hit because it involves manoeuvres at high speed which is just the sort of thing he likes. This is a little practise one and it's been whizzing around the house all weekend.
I've had two lovely deliveries this week. Completely out of the blue Mark sent me these flowers which was a real surprise.
And Sadie saw this cute little crochet project in a magazine and thought of me - thank you for sending it :) I'll be taking it to the van with me at the end of the month. I like to do a project or two while I'm there and this will be a perfect way to while away a couple of hours.
Yesterday was freezing, the sort of day for staying indoors and baking so while Mark and Thomas were boating I decided to make scones from Mary Berry's cookbook.
Then I whipped up 6 vanilla buns and 6 chocolate buns. Delicious even if I say so myself.
Today we woke up to glorious sunshine and warm weather so we decided to put a couple of finishing touches to the garden. The bottom area was looking bare and after discussing a few ideas I thought a bench would look nice. We used to have one years ago when Amy was little and trying to remember what it looked like I went on a photo hunt and found this. I look at photos of Amy as a baby and have no idea where the years have gone to.
Anyway, we bought a bench, we made it (we're still speaking!) and it's now in the garden. We also bought some decking tiles to dot around which Mark has painted up.
Tomorrow is SATS week for Thomas. Like a lot of schools there is a free breakfast club for all Year 6's, probably to make sure they've all eaten and are in school ready and raring to go. Obviously Thomas doesn't eat anything at school so he's decided he'll have his breakfast at home as usual then go in a bit earlier to meet his friends and try a bacon butty. No idea where he's got the bacon butty idea from because all that's on offer is cereal, toast and juice! Bless him.
Hope you've all had a good week and good luck to any children/grandchildren/nieces and nephews who are taking their SATS this week.