Sneak peek – craft space

My craft space is limited, it’s lucky that my main craft is embroidery, as that doesn’t take up much space (most of the time). I’ve lived in this flat for 15 years now (parents with small children be warned, moving to a tiny flat because it’s in a catchment area for a good school, with…

5 things I liked this week – 30.6.18

1. Another excellent walk through Richmond Park. 2. More quality time with the cat (me looking hot, sweaty and a mess, whereas the cat looks far more put together). 3. The kids’ school getting an excellent, well deserved Ofsted report. I’m always highly appreciative of the opportunities my kids get and I know full stop…

5 things I liked this week – 23.3.18

1. It’s fill stitches this week on the Creativebug embroidery challenge and I am so enjoying it, learning some new stuff too. 2. The sun on the Thames. 3. An excellent parents evening with Z, he’s doing really well at his new secondary school, he even seems to have morphed into a boy who contributes…

5 things I liked this week – 19.1.18

1. More painting on Lisa Congdon’s Creativebug course. 2. Roasted, cubed aubergine. 3. The Chalk Man by CJ Tudor is so good (but very scary), the audiobook is very good too. 4. Sunny, winter days. 5. The teachers at my kids’ school, I like how they seem much more human (which, of course, they are)…

5 things I liked this week – 1.12.17

1. A tidy kitchen. 2. A good meeting with one of Z’s teachers at school. 3. Finishing The Dark Forest, it’s the second book in The Three Body Problem series and, in places, to me at least, they’re really not very good books, very sexist (and that’s not the only problem with the series) and…

5 things I liked this week – 20.10.17

1. S has a fantastic school trip to Ypres, I am full of admiration for the teachers who took a coach load of teenagers to Europe and back, in a day, on their day off (it was a Saturday). 2. I’ve eaten well this week, More Veg by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has already proved itself to…

5 things I liked this week – 8.9.17

1. Newton Faulkner and Jake Bugg have new albums out and they’re both brilliant. 2. Z started secondary school this week and although he’ll never be a massive fan of school like his sister, he seems to quite like it. 3. Gino D’Acompo’s Pasta book. 4. The ‘we’re bloody brilliant’ (not said in exactly that…

5 things I liked this week – 3.3.17

The finale of Taboo was excellent. I read the excellent A Closed and Common Orbit (review will come eventually). It’s been a stressful week but K has been lovely at being the level head of the two of us. Z got into the secondary school of his choice, which is good, as it’s the only school…

On the menu – Christmas cookathon

Friday On Friday lunchtime I made lentil and chorizo soup and it was rather nice. Not totally ‘omg this is amazing’ but still, worth the effort. (I made one substitution to the recipe, swapping the leeks – which I didn’t have – to onion, leek may have been a little nicer). Friday going into Saturday…

5 things I liked this week – 16.12.16

Watching S in her dance show, it was brilliant! K discovering that you can now get nespresso pods in our local John Lewis (I know nespresso aren’t the most environmentally friendly way to get your coffee but we do recycle the pods and we got the nespresso machine in part to try and wean me…