Being French and living in an English-speaking country, I am from time to time reminded that there are a few words I will never be able to pronounce correctly… Sheep / ship, sheet, shit, and beach / bitch amongst others… Had a huge laugh with a friend here a few weeks back about this… ah well, it will keep people guessing!
Holidays are in full swing, and although I have actually been making heaps, I have been unable to record most of it, coz we are forever on the go… Even at the beginning of the year, when the weather has not been all that summery (to say the least: it has been RAINING a lot!!!), the kids have kept me pretty busy with their social calendar!! But that’s really the way I love it. The holidays are about making memories, and the best ones involve friends… So it’s been quite hectic, and doubly so now that the weather has turned it on, dry and sunny at last. Unfortunately, the timing was off for the beach, thanks to the Rena disaster… And this is what we found when we were ready to go to the beach… Utterly disheartening, I must say. How do we not rise up in arm????
Urgh…. It makes me want to cry. What are we doing??
So we have avoided our beloved beach for now. The clean-up is under way, and I wanted to go with the children to help, but have been told it’s not a good idea with kids. Whilst I understand it would be difficult for the logistic of it, I would also have loved my kids to be involved in the clearing. So instead, we talked about this disaster, and Fils has been mostly curious about how or why it has happened. I guess at 8 years old, he will remember.
So amongst quite a few sleepovers here or there (and everywhere!) I have managed Lucy’s lovely crochet pennant. Big love :-). I made these to write Fils’ name on.
I am changing bedrooms around; the girls want their own bedroom, and Fils has agreed to let guest have his room on visit occasion. So off to decorate I go! Not my forte, but pretty exciting. Thanks to Lucy, as always, inspiration is abundant. I’ll get there in the end :-).
I have also painted an old round table that we had gathering dust in the garage (yes, there was a photo, but it was sooo bad…) and having yet again moved the furniture around in the living room (a disease of mine…) have found a corner it was needed in. Perfect. I’ll just crochet one of Alice‘s colourful mandala to dress it up a bit ;-)
We’ve baked a lot. there has even been an evening when DH came home to find no dinner ready, but 3 cakes had been baked. He is no longer puzzled: I believe after 15 years, he finally understands that I’ll bake any day over cooking effing dinner!!!! Today we made madeleines with a kid I teach French to (that’s how I “teach” French: he is 6, so we bake or craft in French :-p). It was yum and we even melted chocolate to dip them in!! Sadly, completely forgot to take photos :-(
Now, the following photo could actually be mine, but in this instance I like it doubly because Fille Petite not only made the art, but decided to record it for this blog. So cute. She is 5, and I love what she made!!
I made all our hands as templates for an embroidery project :-D