This time next week my boys will be back at school, although whoever thought that Friday was a good day to start a new term obviously thinks differently to me!!! My boys are diligently crossing off the days on the calendar & trying to cram as much into their last week of freedom as they can! While I’m scratching my head & wondering where the summer holidays went…the last five weeks have just evaporated without a trace!!!
Uniforms have been dug out of wardrobes…trousers checked for length ( Alex has grown a whole 2” since July!!)…shoes tried for fit & both boys need new!! So once the Bank Holiday weekend is over we will be hitting Clarks to brave the rush, for school shoes & trainers for both ( Bye bye ££££’s)….New bags have already been bought, chosen for ‘coolness’ by them & practicality by us…we did manage a compromise after some serious haggling!
In addition to all these back-to-school preparations, I also have a count down to something… the 1st of September see’s the start of Shimelles ‘Learn Something New Every Day’ class.
I signed up last year & even bought the gorgeous accompanying kit, but as things transpired I didn’t get to take part at all!! So everything has been pulled out, dusted off & is ready to roll for 2010! I am hoping to get all my prep done before everything kicks off so there will be no reason not to keep up! Do pop over & check it out here….Shimelles classes are such great value & there is so much inspiration & so many new friends to be made in the forum!
Now, in my last post I mentioned that I had received a rather lovely parcel….what could it be? I hear you ask!!!!
Well, it had winged its way to me from the lovely Sian, from ‘High In The Sky’ & was, of course, the first book chosen for ‘Pass The Book’. It came beautifully wrapped & inscribed, along with a gorgeous note card that just begs to be included in a LO….so I’ll probably include it in the LO planned to commemorate my time with this wonderful book!
Aptly titled ‘Where Women Create -book of inspiration’ it is a wonderful read, as much for the voyeuristic peek into the lifestyles of all the creative women featured, as for the actual creatively inspiring projects, hints, tips & anecdotes. I now have serious craft-space envy, but have managed to glean some useable ideas for implementing in my own humble craft space!!!
Thank you so much for sharing this book, Sian! I will hang on to it for just a little longer, but will be offering it up for random selection & the next adoptee soon…keep watching this space!!
Thank you so much for stopping by & I hope all my UK visitors enjoy a wonderful (& hopefully dry & sunny!!) Bank Holiday weekend. Blessings to all!! : )