Hello. I am still here. For some reason, I can’t load photos from my iPhone onto this Blog. I am trying to work out what is going on and will be back when I’ve fixed it.
I know that I’ve been absent a long time – I will do better. My son went back to school yesterday and my daughter goes back to preschool next Wednesday. I have a terrible hangover today but I will be back soon to whinge about the slugs in my garden and to post about children’s clothes.
I hope you’ve all had a great summer.
The other day, my children were watching Mr Maker. If you’ve never seen it, it’s basically a dude who goes to various places and makes different crafty things within a one minute time limit (I think it is one minute). I am sure that he is delightful, and his job is my idea of hell, but it does mean that my son now wants to actually make the stuff featured.
We usually don’t have any of the stuff Mr Maker uses to make the things (brown paint? stick-on circles? ha, ha, ha) but some of the things can be made with a cardboard box, kitchen foil and pritt stick.
My husband ended up making this boat with my son and I think they were both really pleased with it.
I hope you’ve had a great Easter and haven’t been too badly bothered by Storm Katie. We have friends staying so I’m going to take a few days off from the blog. I’m off to jump on a giant inflatable cushion.
One of the things that I love about Autumn is the days getting shorter.
Honestly, it’s making me start to feel Christmassy. Which I can’t be, at least not until after Guy Fawkes’ night. It just plain isn’t allowed, even if there are Christmas adverts on during Downton Abbey.
On the other hand, perhaps it will be worth getting the Christmas cards ordered by mid November.
I’ve just watched “Under The Skin” (I taped it from Film 4). I read the book in about 2000 / 2001 but found the film quite different. It was much creepier; I think partly because of the music. It was also really hard to follow, I wouldn’t have had a clue if I hadn’t read the book (although the plot is a bit different).
The film has been made in an interesting way but I didn’t enjoy it much. I WOULD like to see more of Scotland though.