I haven't posted in a while eh? We were supposed to be on holiday in Switzerland this last week but it was cancelled like many people's holidays. Instead we had a pretend holiday at the farm. Highlights include:
Some sock knitting by the fire. These are simply to use up some Drops Fabel so they are a little off the wall but still an enjoyable knit.
The children actually packed a suitcase to travel 8 miles in a bid to pretend we were really going on holiday! They slept in a tent in the field to add to the excitement.
They made sandcastles in some building sand.
We went on a much needed two hour walk one evening in the warm weather.
There was some light shopping in Church Stretton to buy cakes and books from a quaint book shop.
They played in a nearby stream which they absolutely loved.
Andy and I really knocked a hole in our snagging list on the house build. Some of the carpets were laid along with adding curtains, lampshades and some furniture. Hot water is so close I can smell it.
Meg asks on a weekly basis when we will put her new bed together so now that her carpet is down we all got stuck in.
I gave the house a really good clean up now that the dusty carpentry work is finished then in the end no one wanted to go back to our actual home!
So we had a holiday of sorts. A break from work, the normal things that bug us and a proper change of view.
I just about managed to crawl over the end of term finish line last week where I have been working full time for a while during lockdown. It has made me realise why I don't do it anymore. I love teaching children but not all the other dross that seems to go with it. I am happy to work part time and enjoy family and friends as part of a balanced life.
Time for some sewing I think. I haven't been near the machine for over four weeks so I am getting tetchy.
I'm off to catch up on all of your news now.
Thanks for dropping in. Jo xx