Monday, 15 June 2015


 It's school sports day today and I've just returned home for a short break between junior and infant races. With a cup of coffee by my side I thought I'd just keep you up to date with my blog before heading off again.

The life of a busy grand parent!

We've had little people staying with us for the weekend. We collected the two girls straight from school on Friday and Jack earlier in the day.  Pre weekend I'd made my mind up to ensure that I'd got lots of things planned to do either indoors or out and a fridge/cupboard full of a variety of things that they might like to eat.

I didn't want them to get bored and I didn't want them to go hungry either, I needed them to be three happy children and for the most part they were so, I think I should get a star for that!

I popped into my local Hobbycraft the other day hoping to pick up some nice things for them to do and saw these knitting and crochet basket kits, half price. They were a must have as I knew the girls would love them and was really pleased that Charlotte had a good try with a hook and yarn and learnt to chain and DC stitch.

They brought nail varnish with them to decorate stones, that kept them busy for an hour or so, making ladybirds. 

Grandad was kept busy too. Alas, he had no time to work on his boat this weekend

but I ensured he had a little boat project to make for Jack.

We planted four sunflowers, one for each grandchild and while I headed to the park with Jessica and Jack, Charlotte and Grandad made these wooden labels. The nail varnish came in useful again!

While Jessica was happy to play and draw Charlotte sewed this pencil case together. 

When the little people went home last night, everything was again quiet in our home.
We had a really lovely weekend but boy, were we shattered.
Our bed beckoned early and we overslept this morning.

I think I need another coffee!