Each Monday I start with a sum up of what’s currently happening around these parts – especially when some weeks seem to fly by quicker than others!
While we were on holiday, I saved a lot of links to videos to watch when I got back and had wifi. We watched a couple of clips of Wallace and Gromit while we were at the Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes – it was set up so it was in black and white but they still looked just as good as when they are in colour. Did you know they’ve been working together since 1996? It all started with a postcard from Aardman Animations to the Creamery telling them to tune into the new Wallace and Gromit on Christmas Day – I think by the New Year or at least by Easter they had the Wallace and Gromit branded Wensleydale cheese. I remember my Grandparents bringing my Dad a lump of Wensleydale one year when they got back from their holiday – we repeated that by bringing Dad back a packed of branded cheese.
I finished Season 3 of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries thanks to YouTube. I’m also up to date on Pretty Little Liars. There was a really interesting documentary about the centenary of the WI presented by Lucy Worsley. She’s a historian and TV presenter and I imagine having a coffee and hanging out with her would be seriously good fun – we could be history nuts together.
I finished reading The Boatman while on holiday. I also read Gregor The Underlander (Book 1 in The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins) and His Endless Love by Samantha Sali). I started and finished The Prophecy of Bane (Book 2 in The Underland Chronicles) and so far it’s okay. It’s technically YA fiction so it’s fairly easy to read. Then I started Book 3 of the Underland Chronicles.
I’m still working on the granny square blanket – it seems to be getting somewhere now, I’m working on edging the squares so that I can sew them together soon. I’m in two minds whether to start putting them together now and keep making squares or to make all the squares and then sew them together so that I don’t end up with lots of one colour together.
We came home from holiday and it was a bit like Old Mother Hubbard’s cupboard – however we’re living off left over tins and bits from the freezer. I needed to go shopping but I was trying to stall it so that I could do a proper shop and restock. It was Chris’s birthday party on Saturday so we now have even more birthday cake floating around. Rather than take it home we left it at church so that it could be handed out with refreshments.
Now that both the birthday parties are done and the house is back to some kind of order following the camping trip, hopefully this week will be calmer! Back to work, back to being a WAHM mummy!