Sunday, 3 June 2012
"THE QUEEN HAS 78 BATHROOMS IN HER HOUSE!"
Hello there! So sorry I missed you last week. We were away for the weekeend, helping Sophie celebrate her second birthday ..........
.......... with Oscar and Scott of course.....
and arrived home late on Sunday and then the week just whooshed by. You know what I mean! I have been gathered up, whirled around, strung up, hung out and then dropped off.......................... to enjoy half-term!!! Mind you, it's report writing time and I haven't done too well so far this year. Normally, I try to complete the bulk of the work before this holiday, but with one thing and another, my evenings have been taken up with test paper marking, grading forms and all manner of other school bits and bobs. Never mind, the weather forecast is not looking good, so at least I won't be yearning to be outside in the sunshine. My plan for the week is to report write and mark writing tasks whilst the weather is grumpy and work as efficiently as possible. That means NOT spending time browsing Ravely and blogs!!!! That's rather a tall order for Snoops, but we'll see how we go.
It's the Queen's Diamond Jubilee weekend here. I spent Friday teaching a class of thirty kings, queens, princes and princesses! We had to go swimming in the morning as well; not easy when you are dressed in all your royal finery!!!! The children were due to have a special Jubilee picnic at lunchtime on the school fireld, but needless to say it rained and we had to be inside. It didn't dampen the spirits though! We spent our lesson time finding out all about the Royal Family and uncovered some rather interesting facts....... interesting to 7 and 8 year olds anyway. Did you know that Buckingham Palace has 78 bathrooms and that two people are employed to look after the 300 clocks? No. I didn't either!
Knitting has once again taken a backseat, although I have managed to complete the rather garish socks for one of my daughters.
I also received some rather lovely organic yarn from America. It's from Ecobutterfly Organics and is 70% organic cotton and 3% soft virgin copper. Yes, I know, that does sound a little strange, but you cannot see the copper and it certainly doesn't detract from the lovely soft undyed cotton. It's all ready to make 'Wandering Thyme', the May pattern from Anne Hanson's BareNakedKnitspot club.
Perhaps I can use this gorgeous stuff as the carrot to get on with my reports!!! One reprt rewards me with one hour of knitting. Hmm, don't think that will work very well.
I promised to show you some of the completed artwoek that we displayed for the Norfolk Open Studios art gallery event. We have been learning all about Kenya and Kenyan animal habitats, which easily gave me some ideas. So, welcome to the Maasai Mara game reserve. Please keep your hands and bags inside the vehicle!
Watch out! There's a herd of zebra on the move! These were charcoal on white or chalk on black.
Just before I go, I must share this gorgeous little family photo that I captured on Friday evening as we walked Oscar around the lake.
Hope you have a good week!