Sunday, 31 July 2011

July

I feel like I have been really out of touch with my blog for the past few weeks, the pending teacher training course has had me focusing much of my time on reading, making notes, making textile samples etc.  I have had a to do list as long as my arm (or quite possibly, my leg) for what seems like forever.  However, I have dedicated a little bit of time this Sunday afternoon to share with you some of the things I have been up to, in between all of the work I've been doing!
I left my job as a teaching assistant in a primary school, and was given these beautiful flowers during the assembly on the last day of term.  I was also very lucky to receive these two utterly amazing cards made by the children in the classes I supported in, how cute?
On the same day as the last day of term, we drove for three hours to the wonderful Latitude festival!  As you can see, it was rather wet and muddy, but meant that we could release our inner child and splash in some puddles!  There was a Mr Scruff tea tent (LOVE), and we came away with a box of the mint and chilli variety - I thoroughly recommend you get your hands on some.  I must be getting old now though, because my back was aching sooo much!  All future camping trips must first and foremost revolve around comfort.
We went to stay with our friends in Kent for a few days last week, and spent a day in London.  I had some tickets for the London Eye for my birthday, so that was our first destination.  There were fantastic views, but it was a very, very warm day, and oh my, those glass pods get humid!  We also went to the Festival of Britain exhibition on the South Bank, full of 1950s memorabilia, textiles work, vintage advertising and bunting, how could I not have loved it?
If I had it my way, every single summer day would consist of a picnic for lunch, and a BBQ for dinner.  We went for a picnic today at Bradgate Park in North Leicestershire.  There were so many ladybirds, one of which decided to crawl along my toes like a staircase for rather a long time, as I lay down reading my book.  The pudding above is my new favourite thing - berries (of any variety!), meringue and cream.  Although in this case, I decided to try out some soya cream.  It was ok, but I thought it had that lingering 'beany' taste like the milk, bleugh. 
Talking of my book, here it is.  I can't remember the last time that I read a novel.  Usually I find something else that I should be doing or I can't just sit, relax and read.  I had heard good things about One Day, so thought I would give it a try.  I'm really picky about what I read, I don't really have the patience to carry on reading something that I have no interest in, but I must say, so far, this is being enjoyed very much!  It's really nice to retreat to a book when you have so much going on at once.
I love my new flip flops!  There were in the sale in Accessorize and I just couldn't resist.  I have also been attempting to make more clothes - this top is almost complete, but I need to make/buy bias binding to finish it. 

Phew.  

Now I can attempt to get back into the routine of regular blog posts! :)

10 comments:

  1. Wow, you've been very busy!! Sounds like July has been a good month for you!

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  2. Lovely photos omg i want deer like that!! Where did you buy them? :)

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  3. Oooh is that a Sorbetto I spy?? Lovely :)

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  4. Wow, your summer seems awesome so far! Glad you are enjoying yourself little lady ^_^
    P.s The cards are adorable, such sweet children!

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  5. love the photos, so summer filled! also just finished one day, it was my beach chair read - good book so keep going! x

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  6. what wonderfully summery activities! I feel like I was right there with you - great photos!
    x

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  7. Hehe, I remember those glass pods at the London Eye! You're right, they do get very humid! Wow, it looks like you have been up to some amazing things lately :) The Festival of Britain sounds really fun!

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  8. Looks like a great month to me :D fab photos!

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  9. aww it must be so rewarding being a teaching assistant, how sweet are those cards! good luck with your course too.

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