Sunday, 26 February 2017

9/52 The GraceFaith year long art project

Choosing a favourite piece of art, each week of the year...



Oh little one shining bright, you remind me of the shooting star you drew this week.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Match a Track - a game review

This game is a great rainy day activity and over half term, fast became one of our favourite pastimes. It's not as easy as you may think either!

DETAILS:
Match a Track
Illustrated by: Marcel George
Suitable for ages: 4-7
Published by: Laurence King
Available from: March 2017
Price: £12.99
ISBN: 978 1 78067 964 8

Sunday, 19 February 2017

8/52 The GraceFaith year long art project

Choosing a favourite piece of art, each week of the year...



An inset day prior to this half term found us at a pottery painting place. Sofia Faith has really come on in her focus for this. I'd love to say she was responsible for the perfect eyes and mouth but I'd be lying. The lady that owns the shop did that for her, but the rest... great job Fia!

Friday, 17 February 2017

Garden Design - When Mud turns to Magic - Watch Our Space

I am so excited at the prospect of our new outdoor space. Three weeks in and the landscaping is in full force as the transformation on the garden and drive gets well and truly underway.

Doing the work for us are Ben and Paul of Haslemere Landscapes, who I have to say have so far been great. You'd never think two men could accomplish so much in such a short amount of time... and in such trying conditions.


Sunday, 12 February 2017

7/52 The GraceFaith year long art project

Choosing a favourite piece of art, each week of the year...



Esme Grace begins to sew a love heart. But who will she give it to on Tuesday?!

Sunday, 5 February 2017

6/52 The GraceFaith year long art project

Choosing a favourite piece of art, each week of the year...



Esme is in love with dophins. That said, I've never seen her draw them freehand before. Good effort girlie!

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Life As It Is - This week in Jan 2017 - Sickness & swimming pools

Life As It Is is - well now, that's a thought. How is it? Frankly better that it was. I'm getting over ocular shingles. That's shingles in the eye for anyone that wondered. Triggered by a chest infection and a very high temp prior to that. All of January, Queenie's Cough has played havoc with my lungs, and to think this was supposed to be my year for good health...

Dry January is officially over and thanks to the aforementioned state of me, I did quite well. Only one real night of boozing, and that was civilised. I could conclude that I'm no better for cutting out alcohol, although an underlying and potentially reocurring peptic ulcer would no doubt disagree. Jesus I'm ageing. You know in Spring I'm going to emerge a thoroughbred? My cunning plan is to drink an Apple Cider Vinegar antidote heh heh. It is what I'm currently sucking up (through a straw though, for as well as viruses, it eats enamel).