Monday, 25 May 2015

Home Happenings.

Hi all..firstly Hello to Brandyann..welcome to my little world.
Well not that much has been going on this week..we have got stuck into the school work. You never realize how complicated the English Language is until you have to teach it..Synonyms,Homonyms,Antonyms and Homophones..Wow so many,yet FT1 is loving it and doing great..FT2 as been concentrating on her words and letters plus double digit addition..its fun and so rewarding when that lightbulb goes on and they get it..best moment ever!!..

I had the pleasure of looking after 2 of my little grand-daughters Hollie and Emma..it was so much fun to have a house full of little girls again..even if i did end being the patient in a game of Doctors..with a plastic thermometer shoved forcefully down my throat and a pretend injection that actually left a small bruise(thanks Emma:)..love you baby girl..

Emma with the camera and Hollie being gorgeous.
They had lunch and played with the girls for another hour before their Daddy came to collect them..my DD Heather rang me later to say they had a great time and were shattered..nice to know i wore them out lol..

I changed the Dining Room curtains last week from the Winter ones to Summer ones..
These are so beautiful the picture doesn't do them justice..a good friend of mine gave them to me a few years ago..they are heavy and lined with Thermal lining..it makes them brilliant draught stoppers in the Winter..but i also have these that i love for the Summer..so light but a dark red to match my wall paint..
I also found this little beauty in my garden..i love these flowers and one of my little girls is actually named after the flower.

We are going to keep working through the half-term holidays and have some time off when the schools have re-opened..that way we get more time and its not so crowded when we go out. The library isn't crowded and we can get to the park and literally have it all to ourselves :)..

We did some lovely Water Colour Painting this week..i think doing it slowly and carefully teaches patience and also helps with co-ordination..i printed some pencil drawings of birds and i have some of flowers for next week..I think they did well..

Are they just lovely..
I baked on Saturday and made cakes for the week..probably have to make some more mid-week but i am just glad all i make gets eaten. I made a Swiss roll..haven't made one since i was at school and i am sure my old Cookery teacher would have a fit if she had known it cracked a little..Mrs.Heath was a great teacher and also a wonderful cook..harsh with it..many a time i saw her reduce a girl to tears with a look or a word..thankfully i never was on the receiving it.
I also made tarts,choclate cakes and some swirly fairy cakes with some left over frosting..as you can tell by the missing bits lol..never the less they have gone down a storm.


Not the best icer in the world but i try..

I listed 12 items on ebay..mostly little girls summer dresses and 2 lovely jackets..hopefully they will sell..if not i will put away and try later on in the year when the weather is warmer.
I got a bargain on ebay..50 yards of ribbon for 1p..p&p was £1.99 so exactly £2..i have plans for the girls swings in the garden and also i will have plenty left to make some nice hair ribbons and then any left overs will go in my little ribbon jar..i keep all things like these..they add a nice touch to a small gift .
I made memory boxes for the little tots..they have every card and milestone i recorded in a box now under their beds..its lovely to look back sometimes.

Things to do this week;
Print some meal planners off
Sew up 2 pairs of jeans with little tears.
Clean windows downstairs outside and inside.
Mend 4 pairs of socks.
Do a meat shop.
Start moving plants from the front garden to temporary homes in back garden.
So that was my week and some plans for next week..what have you been up to and what plans do you have.
take care all
ftm

21 comments:

  1. Sara I can't tell you how many times i played doctors and nurses when Heather was little. She used to stay most weekends with us before her brother was born, and this was her favourite game.

    Another game was "schools", and she really was quite a bossy teacher and there was always one imaginery naughty boy in the class.

    Happy days, hang on to the little ones for as long as you can they have so much imagination.

    Much love

    Marie x

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  2. Hi marie..o blimey isn't it amazing how little ones all over play the same games..i love it..i did have to check my teeth after Emma rammed the thermometer down my throat..i would have loved to see your Heather play schools..i love watching them play.
    I certainly intend to hang on to them for as long as i can.
    love to you and flora
    sara

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  3. I used to love colouring in, in fact I still do, the girls did really well and the cakes look gorgeous, I can't imagine they will last long.

    Sara, Lyn's Docky is very poorly

    Love
    Mariex

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  4. Thank you..i will get in touch with lyn..
    I love colouring too..i find it relaxing
    love to you
    sara

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  5. Sue at New Life in The country told me about your new blog. I look forward to reading more, home schooling is something I'm very interested in, though I only did it for 6 months!
    I was Frugal in Suffolk for a couple of years and we still are frugal even though I changed the name of the blog

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    1. Hi sue..thank you for popping on..i love to home school my girls..we have been doing it for nearly 3 years now..
      i will pop on your blog to have a look
      sara

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  6. Dear Sara
    Just to say hello and 'Sue sent me'. I live in Lincolnshire too and am looking forward to following your blog. I think that a lot has been happening in your corner of the world!
    Have a good rest of the week.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Hi ellie..o where aboits do you live..its a lovelu place to live..lots of green spaces and fresh air..
      am so glad sue sent you..
      sara

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    2. o my gosh look at my awful spellings..its should be about and lovely

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  7. Hi, Sue sent me, you do have a busy life loved the little tarts,
    xx

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  8. Hi thank you..i like to be busy..the tarts are all gone..i only got 2 of them
    sara

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  9. Sue sent me..looking forward to reading your blog!

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    1. Thank you..am so excited to share..is that sad?
      sara

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  10. Sue sent me. I'm really happy to know that others are getting the same "loving" treatment from their little doctor in training. I thought I was the only one.

    Patti in New Jersey

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    1. Lol..welcome..o no i often have to have a bandage too..
      sara

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  11. Found your blog from Sue. It looks like you are very busy with all the little ones in your family. Love to see all your baking and decorating.

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    1. Hi yes there are lots of little ones in our family..which is heaven for all of us..thank you i do love to bake and decorate
      sara

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    1. Hi welcome to my little blog..
      sara

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  13. Hello Sara, you are doing very well with your 'Sue sent me's, as I have come from there too!
    Your Swiss roll made me laugh, as it looked just like the one I made. My daughter said it looked more like a swiss flat than a roll!
    I have just plucked up courage to start a blog too, congratulations on yours
    Claire @ homesweethome2015.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi claire..yes it was a flat roll..but delicious..ooh a new blog i will pop over and have a look..
      sara

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