Friday, 20 April 2012

Project 366: 61-76

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!)

10th March: The church youth group were washing cars as a fundraiser - we were thrilled to support their cause, and our car was definitely in need of a wash...

11th March: It had taken a while because I could only upload and organise photos in small batches because of my eyes, but I got my Project 365 2011 photobook finished and ordered at last :)


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 ;)

14 comments:

Cheri said...

that was quite a busy time for you Mel - lots accomplished!

Lynn said...

Busy as always - I enjoy seeing the little snippets of your daily life. I've not received a tea and cake option yet in my graze box! Looks yummy.

Melissa said...

Fun review of the first half of March. The Boy's room turned out wonderful. Congrats to the The Tomboy for a good finish in her first track event.

Tammy said...

Adore Pratchett!! :)

Alison said...

The oy's room looks great..and the Tomboy looks as though she has grown somewhat!!
Alison xx

Jo.C said...

Great shot of Granny Weatherwax - brilliant idea. Did have to look twice at it. Also love that everyone sat down in the portrait class. We moved around. No wonder you took the photo :0)

Kirsty.a said...

An interesting couple of weeks

Becky said...

Lovely to see some snippets of your life and well done to the Tomboy with her first track event!

Karen said...

Love the nighttime reflections! Congrats to the Tomboy; well done. My daughter and son-in-law own two of those Ikea chairs; very comfortable.

Amy said...

The Boy's rooms looks fabulous Mel, all the hard work has paid off!

Scrappi Sandi said...

Love those night time reflections & just how tidy is The Boys bedroom?!!! Impressive!! :D

alexa said...

That's a great space for a growing young man - you've clearly worked really hard! Granny Weatherwax is my favourite Pratchett character. :)

Missus Wookie said...

Granny Weatherwax is a faourite of mine too - and love the lego fit bedroom. Always nice to have a project finished.

Clair said...

There are so many times that I read your posts and start to feel hungry....why is that, do you think? x