Cassie that is, not the royal corgis on the piles of royal tins in Marks and Spencer. She just is! I read an article on facebook the other day about dried catfood and other cat feeding related issues. It said how bad it was for them, how it is sprayed in 'liquid animal digest' to make it taste good, and how they are addicted to it. I am going to read up a little more, rather than taking one article at face value, but it was worrying stuff. I am no one to talk as I am not the healthiest eater a lot of the time, going for carbs over fruit more often than not. Bad Sarah! Just read this post of Suzi Blu's and it struck a chord. I think my problem is time. I tend to eat better in the holidays and actually cook sometimes too. When working I go for ease and the quick burst of energy you get from a chocolate biscuit. I should at least try a whole week without the bad stuff to see if I felt better. And coffee-I drink a few cups a day and I love it. But if I don't have one at night I wake up the next day with a headache as bad as any hangover.
Thursday, 25 July 2013
Yesterday was packing day in the nursery. I had to park up the road as some of the builders had got the space I sometimes get near school. As I walked down I saw this man watering the living wall on the community center. I want to make one of these at school next year.
Mr Tiger had to go too!
Some of the quality furniture awaiting being transported to the new room. Can't wait for some new furniture!
My empty room. I quite liked this room, but am glad to be getting one with toilets and sinks.
The next teacher's possessions waiting.
Wednesday, 24 July 2013
After the positive comments on my gypsy caravan picture I was encouraged to go back to it. I didn't do much more, just rubbed out some of the pencil lines to give it a cleaner edge and darkened the horse a bit. I have a nearly used up pot of gesso, which I am using to get a book ready to be a summer journal, so I spread a bit of that on the white paper background. Then I took some quotes from two books written by travellers, and wrote them in the background. I love writing with a nice implement on a good surface, and pencil on gessoed paper turned out to be just that experience.'
sword very big knife, and set about preparing the bottle. He loosened the wire a little and then slightly re-tightened it a little lower down. He came around to my side of the bar. I was holding my glass ready and so was another member of staff as my friend had gone off to the toilet so was going to miss the spectacular results of him trying to do this. He made a flamboyant chopping motion towards the top of the bottle and the cork, but his wire must have been too tight and the top of the bottle broke off, spattering us all with fizz! I did get a glass of it, and he did get me another bottle. It was all very good natured and funny, and a great start to the evening!
Saturday, 20 July 2013
Not at all sure about this one. I look at it and find myself thinking why am I bothering? Is it because I started so I should finish? I think I will leave it where it is and do something else!
Just set it up and take some photos instead!
Photoshop didn't help.
It would fall over if it came to life and the wheels wouldn't go round. In a very self critical mood today!
Wednesday, 17 July 2013
I work very much on a do the hard stuff then claim the reward type of system. Recently there has been a lot of hard stuff so I really do deserve it! My rewards are quite simple and cheap. One type of reward-most evenings, is my little bit of making time. It is a rare evening that I don't do a little bit of something, even if it is only one or two rows of crochet. Progress on projects is nowhere near as fast as I can think of them, but I do usually finish eventually. I only have a few unfinished things hanging around.
Linda Sue sent me a crochet skull pattern on facebook the other day. It was for a scarf. I don't have any yarn soft enough for that but I had just got some bargain aran cream yarn from (another) charity shop and so thought that pirate bunting might be fun. So far I have only made two skulls and one square so a bit of photoshop play was needed. Much quicker than the real thing!
here. (Much appreciated!)
Tuesday, 16 July 2013
In the virtual world I was at a tea party. In the real world I was having a very busy but good day. We got up early as Roger Tester the electrician was coming round to fix our bathroom fan. I love it when people have suitable names for their jobs. I also had lots of work to do (still!-They keep thinking up more and more things for us to do!). I had to go to the post office and the shops for cat food. When I came out of the shops I thought I would check my tyres. There was a programme on this week about dodgy car places and one of the items was about things stuck in your tyres. Good job I checked as there was a great big bent nail in one. (Nearside rear-I love little proper terms like that too so I can expertly (!) chat to the mechanics) I rang up a garage I have used before for the same thing and they could fix it within the hour. It took little time and only cost £17.50! And the electrician fixed our fan and our over cooker light all for a very reasonable price. Whilst waiting I had plenty to look at on the tastefully decorated garage walls.
The cakes were tasty as well as pretty. Mine was the purple one-blueberry.
It was busy but everyone was very relaxed, sitting around in groups and enjoying the sun.
Roll on next Saturday!
Friday, 12 July 2013
Do you take lemon or milk? Sugar or honey? I like milk and no sugar, but I like the look of lemon and amber tea much more. It is time for tea at A Fanciful Twist today. The Mad Hatter and all his friends will be there. A few of those friends are here too, to offer tea and chat. They only arrived last night and preparations have all been very last minute. The Mad Hatter has been to Spain. The rabbits have multiplied. The mice sleep, or hide in teapots. Alice is drawn in the shadow of the clock which says that three is time for tea. So choose your teapot and take a sip, before clicking here to take a trip!
Are you still here? Oh no, no, no. Cassie says it's time to go!
Tuesday, 9 July 2013
Anne the other day, for telling her something important that I had forgotten. Thanks Anne-it was a lovely surprise! I love the heron photo-a favourite bird we have in common. I love the card and the sheep stitch markers too. A pleasant start to Friday!
Monday, 8 July 2013
Last week was exhausting and stressful. Trips are fun but take so much preparation and are so full of worry. No matter how much fun it is, I am basically responsible for getting the children there and back again without mishap. If you have ever done a risk assessment for such a thing then you will know how many things can potentially go wrong! There have been all sorts of things going on at work, on a scale from annoying to upsetting. I wonder at how people make decisions that make absolutely no sense to me, then don't have an answer when asked why. I felt totally wrung out by Friday and could not go to a party that my friend was holding for some of the people leaving work, because I was exhausted and just did not want to become involved in any more work related conversations. Andy has had a similar week so we decided to get away on Saturday to Dungeness. (Again!) It was just the perfect cure for it all! We had fish and chips sitting on the beach with this view, a beautiful warm breeze and people to watch. Then I went for a walk with my camera to see what I could find while Andy lounged.
Andy through my zoom.
I saw a bee who thought that these egg sacs were a flower.
I love this one-he looks like a little old man.
This little dog found us and let me throw his tennis ball for him.
Shell bow tie.
A large, mottled and mysterious egg. Softly buried in the mossy grass at the base of this flower. I think it might have been a Curlew egg. I don't know if it was abandoned or just unattended.