Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Project 366: 122-137

Slowly catching up! Here's the first half of May:

1st May: I covered glass painting with my papercrafts class, and demonstrated using acrylic paints with an image stamped onto acetate - one of my fave techniques! :)

2nd May: The Father and The Sister came to visit :) Here you see The Tomboy showing her aunt the origami book she'd received for her birthday the previous week.

3rd May: An INSET day at school. I find that doodling helps me to concentrate when I'm listening to something!

4th May: I love this photo :) I glanced out of the window to see this van opposite our house - and it looked just like the dog was in the driver's seat!!

5th May: A sad day :( Hereford were relegated from the football league :(

6th May: Bacon baguettes for lunch, yum!

7th May: Wow!! I won a prize in a giveaway on Cathy Zielske's blog!! *happy dance*

8th May: The Tomboy had a cycling profiency course at school. Ideally we'd have cycled to and from school that day, but unfortunately it didn't fit with my work commitments... So down went the seats in the car, and into the boot went the bike!

9th May: We'd been having trouble with a damp patch on our bathroom wall ever since we moved into this house nearly 8 years ago, and I finally got round to arranging for someone to sort it out! A friend of ours is a plasterer and he popped round to do the first stage of the repair.

10th May: The Doctor went away for a few days for a work trip :( Ah well, I spent the evening with Mr Darcy, which was some consolation! ;)

11th May: For May's Connect group meeting we'd arranged for someone from St John's Ambulance to come and run a class on paediatric first aid - very interesting, and potentially extremely useful, though of course we hope none of the mums have to use their new skills...

12th May: I hadn't been watching Britain's Got Talent, but The Tomboy had heard that there was a dog in the final and begged to watch it with me. She was so excited that Ashleigh and Pudsey won!

13th May: I read a book borrowed from the library - an interesting read!

14th May: As it was SATs week, I didn't have my usual lesson with Year 6. Instead I did a bit of support work with the Year 3 class - one-to-one reading support using a scheme called 'Toe By Toe'.  I'd heard of it but never used it before. I found it a really interesting scheme, and the evidence within our school shows that it works very well, too.

15th May: I got my papercrafts class making these rather special pop-up bouquet cards :)

16th May: The Tomboy took part in a rounders festival at a local secondary school. Her team won, and she did particulary well in her role as back stop :)

Second half of May to follow!


Amy said...

That card is quite spectacular Mel! I have to say, due to overexposure, I get the shudders when I see other people's work in progress regarding house renovations! I hope it is resolved quickly.

helena said...

great variety of photos - I concnetrate better when I doodle too

scrappyjacky said...

I always doodle as well....not quite sure what that says about us!!!

Ladkyis said...

Doodling stops you talking and irritating the real speakers. It also allows your brain to absorb the cra... interesting facts that are being given. I just love the bouquet card - a tutorial would be nice - hint, hint

Nicky Stevenson said...

Lots of interesting stuff, its like stepping back in time. I read 'The Gift' too and would recommend it to others. Documenting the everyday will be a fascinating thing to look back on.

Karen said...

Ah, I remember the days when I needed to doodle to keep my mind on the presentation. Love the photo of the Tomboy with her aunt.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the recurring dog theme.

Alison said...

Love the 'dog driving van' pic!
Alison xx

Tammy said...

Lovely catch-up!!

Clair said...

Slowly starting to catch up with everything too. Nice to finally have chance to visit! Looking forward to an 'in person' catch up soon x

Beverly said...

I love the dog driving van pic!! The pop up flower is awesome :)

Missus Wookie said...

I have a shot of a driving dog too - they always make me laugh. Congratuations to the Tomboy and I can't doodle while I listen or I start to doodle and ignore... have to remind myself that others can especially when I'm the one talking :lol: