Friday, October 8


Phew! Is it Friday already? I have been chasing my tail even more than usual this week and the days have just disappeared. Naturally this means all the deadlines are nearly a week closer. Eeek!

Still, look at this lovely weekend we had:

1) Trip northwards to catch up with extended family, including one back from overseas for a whistlestop tour. Fabulous company as always with the noise levels ratcheting up and up throughout the day as more and more outlandish tales of larks and derring do are told.

2) Impromptu overnight stay in my aunt's swish new house with a chance for a more peaceful catch up whilst ignoring the tell tale thumps from upstairs which indicated Lapin and Bounce were certainly not putting their minds to sleep.

3) Quick visit to the very lovely and talented Tooting Squared who has been very busy organising Wandsworth Open House. The smalls made finger mice and other oddities with coloured card whilst I perused t'art. Very nice too. If you in the area and at a loose end, I thoroughly recommend a visit this weekend when most of the artists will be opening their houses for a second time.

4) On the way home (and on Tooting's advice) we popped in to see Caragh who is a very talented childrens' illustrator, and Brian who takes beautiful pictures. I am now lusting after a few more material things. I'm afraid I will never be good enough to be Buddhist, such is my longing for all sorts of things.

5) We came back to find that MrP had been very industrious and all sorts of tedious tasks had been finished in our absence. What a star he is.

6) Monday morning brought Book Day, a festival of dressing up as a character of your choice. Ever the individual, Lapin decided to be the Troll's recipe book. Cue lots of activity painting, sticking, writing and adjusting until it was perfect. Bounce chose to be a parrot so we mocked up a costume featuring a scary amount of red and gold sequins, topped off by a hat from the nursery end of year play. I'm told he was considered one of the best dressed children which leads one to wonder what on earth everyone else was wearing!

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