|a custom doll I finished|
I can't quite believe it's been nearly 2 weeks since I was last here in this space! Life has been so full and busy. There's been so much going on; appointments and play dates, visits from friends, school to-ing and fro-ing, doll making and general household busy-ness.
|the kids are having lots of fun with old newspapers|
Garry has been very poorly so we have been minding him here as best we can, looking after the dogs and trying to let him rest as much as he can (which in a house with 3 kids, 3 dogs and a cat is no mean feat!) but he's thankfully on the mend.
|bin lorry excitement|
We had a few days off school the week before last for half term. We had a visit from my dear friend Lucy and her kids. On the Friday I went for a really wonderful spa day, my Christmas present from Garry. I swam in the salt water pool, languished in the sauna and steam room, then I had a 90 minute treatment called 'the Sunshine experience' which was just divine. I relaxed on a lounger over looking stormy waves breaking onto the beach below and I treated myself to lunch in the restaurant. I was floating I tell you!
On Saturday I spent the day preparing for my doll workshop, baking and cooking and cleaning:
|quiche and spelt soda bread|
|doll making workshop|
|some of the finished dolls|
I will leave you with a few pictures that I found on my camera that make me smile:
|Rebe carved this whistle for Garry out of a carrot|
|Benny sings the blues|
|Joa and his best buddy Spartacus|
|Joa with his baby in a sling...so ironic that I make dolls yet this boy prefers to carry around a milk bottle baby! Still I love his imaginative play.|