Whilst I feel thrilled at the thought of seven weeks with the Buns I also feel a bit overwhelmed at how long the holidays are. I'm sure it's because I was an only child that I love being on my own so much. I find it really hard to have to share so much of my time, but at the same time I want to be with my beautiful girls. Just need a bit of a balance. As usual we've had to plan eldest buns party before the end of term so we can get the invites out. Her birthday is the 1st September and so it is a chance for them to all get together before life becomes a routine once more. Mr Bun drew the invites once he had been given the instructions. Then we all got colouring. This year we're aiming for an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party (with some nail painting thrown in too please mummy).
On Wednesday I went to my last car boot on my own for a while. Next week two Bun's will be with me searching for Whimsies (how I wish I'd kept all of mine). Sadly it wasn't a great one this week. I got some more coloured crochet hooks which I was pleased about. This glass pot and the funny little gnome below were rescued from a stall where the man was just chucking everything in a box and smashing it up. Bad day or had enough of car boots I didn't ask, just paid and moved on.
I also found these floral pictures, which cleaned up will look pretty on my stall at Heydon on the 2nd August. I also bought the fattest, juiciest raspberries that a lady had picked that morning. They've all been eaten along with the chocolate cake I made for the buns and their friends tea.
Last minute card making and flower picking followed tea last night. I hadn't given much thought to teachers gifts so I thought posies from the garden would be lovely. One year I made a beautful pencil roll for the girls teacher and embroidered the initials on too. I never received so much as a thankyou, so last minute quick gifts from now on.
I thought they looked beautiful all together in the vase last night.
Bundled up in their wet paper and tissue rolls to be handed out this morning. And - joy just one more morning of get dressed, brush your hair, brush your teeth - SHOES ON WE'RE LATE AGAIN stress. Soon we will be taking life in our stride without places to have to be. But to let you in on a secret, by the end I'm needing that routine again.
I also wanted to say a big thankyou to all of you who stop by and read my blog and those of you who leave such lovely comments. I try to comment back to you or email, but generally life is mad and I forget who I spoke to and didn't. That's not to say it isn't all appreciated because it is. I love the creativity of writing my blog, but it definately needs readers to give it a point. Through it I've met more like minded women and made a few friends too. How glad I am that I jumped in.