Before we went to the seaside I had a few earlyish mornings when I had the pleasure of being the only person awake. It was particularly nice as the mornings were so sunny. Not that it stayed sunny all day long.
I so enjoy a morning cup of tea in peace. I'm so lucky that Mr C has been bringing me a cup of tea to wake me up if Mini is still sleeping. I love it. I sit up in bed slurping away, gazing at my baby and listening to the Biggun's demanding "fluffy eggs" or "Special Cave" from their Daddy.
Little Cuckoo had a sponsored bike ride to raise funds for his preschool. It's a sweet annual event where the preschool children and their siblings ride around the primary school playground on what ever vehicle they fancy. My two took their pedal bikes. I was at Knit Club (which, again, is a post waiting to come to life in my drafts) so Mr C has relayed back to me that the bigger boys were very impressed that the Cuckoos are able to ride their bikes with out stabilisers. So lovely for Big Cuckoo to be able to do something ahead of some of his classmates as he struggles quite a lot because of his learning difficulties. You could see how proud he was, he keeps mentioning it even now. I think it's good for his self esteem. I baked a lemon drizzle cake and cheesy feet which I bagged up. I dunno, these cake stalls are pointless really. I spent a considerable amount of time shopping/baking/cleaning up the mess and I must have spent at least a tenner on ingredients and yet the cakes sell for just a couple of quid. It would have benefited preschool more if I'd simply given them the £10! Never mind, I do love a spot of baking.
I was given this Amaryllis for my birthday and it only faded last week. It was glorious. Does anyone know how I can nurture the bulb so that I can enjoy it again? I'm guessing it needs to recharge so I should cut the flower head back next year and leave the leaves? And hopefully the following year it'll bloom again? Or am I barking up the wrong tree?
Our garden is pretty poor considering it's potential but we do have a few lovely flowers growing. The peonies are stunning, not abundant but beautiful. They are around the side of the house so I can't see them from the kitchen (where I dwell constantly) so I picked them. Yes yes I know, NAUGHTY!! But I so enjoyed them, am still enjoying them as they appear to be lasting incredibly well.
I found these bowls in the charity shop and I was taken straight back to my childhood (Mum can you believe I found these!?) I had my Weetabix in the pink one every day till I was a teen. It feels funny to watch my boys eat out of them. Especially when I see Little with the pink one, he looks so like me as a child.
I've been making a mess in the drawing room. I'm trying to complete some WiP's. I've decided I will not start anything new till I have finished my WiP's. It's ridiculous how many I have on the go! Constantly crafting and nothing to show. What you see above is Mini's cot blanket. I think I'm half way done now. Anyone remember the Shawl of Dreams. Must get my arse in gear with that too.
What a muddle I make. I'm not a naturally tidy person, I have to work hard at it. Funny really that my hobbies are all messy ones.
I have at least finished my stitch along that Rachel was hosting. Very late. Everyone finished weeks ago. I'll do a ta dah soon as soon as I've taken some decent photo's. I'm quite pleased with it! My first quilt, albeit a mini one to be hung on a wall.
The Big Cuckoo's have been particularly feral of late. What with hare-tailing around the Devon beaches and having a decent dry spell at home this week. I can't find them half the time, they keep disappearing into the paddock. Little devils they are. They managed to break the trampoline. I'm cross about that. Good job they make me laugh so much. They were singing a funny little song to the tune of Frere Jacques the other day. It went like this: "Father Christmas, God our father, thank you for my packed lunch, you're a bum bum, poo poo head!" Trouble is I can;t get it out of my head, they've got me singing it now.
See? Feral, naughty little Cuckoo's. Scattered the shredded paper right through the house. Apparently it was porridge. Oh-Kay.
Lots and lots of three year old temper tantrums and sulks have been going on too. Poor Little, he has my awful temper but hasn't learnt to control it yet.
And here we have Big who looks like butter wouldn't melt. He'd just dragged every single soft toy down from his bedroom and into the kitchen while I was putting Mini to bed for the night. He was very pleased with that one.
Mini is yet to join in with his brother pranks. Lord help me when he does. There'll be no hope!
|Fallen asleep mid play.|
That's all for now. Quilt ta dah coming soon and a bobble stitch tutorial part 2 as well, oh and a short seaside post too. Yep I did say I was going to be erratic.
ps Does anyone else ever have a look at their stats page? In particular at the google search words. I have noticed that people have found me by typing "Gr*nny L*nd" into google. I guess it's because I have those two words scattered about my blog. You may wonder why I have put asterisk's instead of letters. Well if you google it with out the asterisk but with 'a's in place you'll see, as I have just to see what it's all about... it's a site that has NOTHING to do with crocheting in Cuckoo Land. Hilarious! They come here hoping to see raunchy older ladies and they get this bonkers Mum of three. Have a look at your own stats but be careful you never know what you will find!