Sunday, 12 November 2017

November so far


I finally gave in and took down the polytunnel cover.  It had degraded so much that the tiny pieces of plastic looked like snow all over the ground.  I'm undecided whether I should leave the structure up and try to re cover it in Spring or just take the whole thing out and go back to having a veg patch.  I'll decide in the new year. My garden is pretty much shut down for Winter now with just leeks and sprouts the only things still growing.


Life has been a bit humdrum lately.  Work, gym, painting, sleep and repeat/repeat/repeat.  I've been fighting off yet another nasty virus and an outbreak of cold sores.  I'm hoping that's the reason I've been feeling so low this past month or so.  Really fed up with a few things going on atm.   At least Emma keeps me smiling.


I've finally got to the stage where I'm getting my new living room carpet fitted in a week's time. I've reconfigured the layout and taken out a lot of furniture for a more minimalist look.  I think it works and I know Emma likes her new posh bed!


On the work front I've introduced patchwork to my Fab Friday group (all teachers have groups of kids to teach 'life skills')  I've got 20 kids from age 8 to 12 and so far we're doing ok.  Threading needles seems to be their biggest challenge!! But they've learned a wee bit about the history and frugality aspects and are so proud their creations.  All the fabric has been donated by my lovely mum and her quilting class so they're learning about using up scraps of leftover fabric.  I'd forgotten how satisfying it is turn wee bits of cotton into pretty 'flowers' so I've even started a project of my own 😊

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  1. Cold sores are a sure sign you're below par healthwise so enjoy your new lounge when it's cosy and carpeted. A year ago just now since ours was finished. Blast from the past and the present with the patchwork-I taught it 47 years ago as a probationer teacher and now teach it to elderly folks as a volunteer. I hope your strength keeps up for this last run towards Christmas-it always made me laugh when people remarked that it must be great to work in a PS at Christmas-if only they knew!! Catriona

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    1. Definitely run down, 6 cold sores in 4 weeks!! I had to get Aciclovir from the doctor. Fingers crossed they did the trick.

      Nativity rehearsals are in full swing and the Christmas banners for the hall MUST be made this week so they can be put up on Staff Development day. Pfft! It's not fun YET! xxx

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    1. They're a bit wonky but the kids were soooo proud xxx

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  3. Love the fabric flowers and do hope you'll get a bit more rest as you can, cold sores not only mean below par but happen due to stress as well. Take care and I hope you feel better soon. Emma is beautiful.

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    1. Thanks. Emma drives me nuts sometimes but then she's often adorable to make up for it :-)

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