Kate in Brunei blogged her colourful results of the November challenge and I was intrigued by the concept of bloggers around the world snapping the same 26 words with such individual results. November was too cold and grey in England to feel inspired but Kate’s 16 things challenge coincided with the first signs of Spring and a new resolve to go for a walk on my lunch breaks. Perfect timing, thanks Kate.
”cat mum home with stuff for cat cake, now having a little cat party” wrote G.
‘you know how bonkers that makes us sound, don’t you?’ cat mum wrote back.
Making a cake to celebrate the cats birthday amounted to turning a tin of Sheba upside down on a plate and decorating it with treats to look like a cat face. Weird 6 legged spider was more the effect we ended up with! Nevertheless the cats loved it and we barely made it to the end of ‘Happy Birthday dear ‘ before they’d finished it.
STRIPEYGorgeous Smiley Stripes yarn bought using a voucher 2 years after I was given it! Casting on is a little overdue but in the next decade I hope to make one of these
EMPTY Can’t get enough of those crispy greens! As well as Kale, Spring greens work well – less crispy, more chewy.
The ‘scrambled snake game’ as Tom and Kim call it. We all love the story of the Gruffallo and played this board game during their visit to England last summer. They hadn’t come across snakes and ladders before and thought we were cheating when we told them snakes always meant slide down and not climb!
NEWA dedicated flower bed inspired by our visit to Durham’s Botanical Gardens last year. Poppies, Cornflowers, Love-in-the-Mist and some scented flowers sown. Weeds and flowers emerging but I can’t yet tell what’s what at the moment!
HOME-MADEA naughty treat from my dear friend Mel who bought them from her church bake-a-thon. The lady who made them is a lovely, sweet, scrummy character apparently, just like her cupcakes. They raised £1000 – that’s a lot of cupcakes!
It stops and starts at the bus stop on the main road. Boo.
My heart smiles every time I recall Raff’s ‘pink I think‘ answer to ‘What colour is Mikey?’ (our black cat).
Huge loud potential but actually G’s music room is a gently creative space where instruments are strummed, bashed and plonked with a delicate touch.