The first half of March:
1st March: World Book Day, and at school the children and staff were invited to dress up as a favourite book character. While not all the staff were keen to take up this opportunity, I decided to go as Granny Weatherwax from Terry Pratchett's Discworld series - and oh boy, it was fun to stalk through school with my cape billowing behind me!! ;)
2nd March: As so often happens, we had some overripe bananas hanging around; as so often happens, I turned them into a banana loaf....
3rd March: We were still adding the finishing touches to The Boy's new bedroom. The curtains he wanted were too long, so I spent the best part of a whole weekend shortening them and the blackout linings to go with them.
4th March: It had been The Mother's birthday on the 2nd, so we took her out for lunch at a nearby carvery to belatedly celebrate with her :)
5th March: As part of the World Book Day activities, our library had run a quiz - and I won!! This was my prize :)
6th March: The chair we'd ordered from Ikea arrived, so I put it together and added it to The Boy's room - the final touch! Here it is, a much more grown-up space for him, with a workspace and storage for all his books, Lego and Warhammer stuff...
7th March: I swapped to the Wednesday photography class this week as I couldn't make the Friday; we were practising taking portraits using available light. I found the scenes around the room more interesting than the portrait subjects themselves (no offence to the subjects!!)
8thh March: The Tomboy took part in her first ever cross-country event, representing the school. She finished in the top half - I was so proud of her!
9th March: The reason I couldn't make my photography class was that it was our monthly meeting of Connect! We made a feature of it being Fairtrade Fortnight; we had samples of delicious Fairtrade goodies, and everyone had some chocolate to take home. We also had a special guest - The Mother just happens to have a part-time job at the moment promoting Fairtrade in our area, so she came to give us a talk and presentation and did a quiz with us (which, ahem, I won.... But I didn't take the prize!)
12th March: The Tomboy made and decorated cupcakes in her cookery club - yum!
13th March: A day of rushing around - papercrafts class, meetings, getting The Children to their various clubs...
14th March: I'd managed to sell a fair amount of craft items belonging to a local woman (my unintentional attic clearance for her!) but there was some left that no-one in my papercrafts class wanted, so I boxed it up and returned it to her with the money the rest had brought in. It was good to clear the space in our garage!
15th March: My photography tutor ran a 'night walk' to talk about night photography, use of light etc. My attention was caught by these reflections, they look quite abstract :)
16th March: In a most welcome development, Graze boxes now occasionally include a slice of cake with a delicious blend of tea - yum! :)
Second half of March to follow, then details of our holiday in Greece over Easter - but before then, look out for Monday's special post to celebrate World Book Night ;)
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