What a week.
There's still lots to be grateful for
even in the midst of sadness.
I'm very grateful for all the
comments and emails
I received following the loss of our sweet
I appreciate every single one of them.
I am also very grateful for the
6 precious months
we had with this funny little girl.
I enjoyed the school trip to the
This really is a wonderful place, I love it.
We had the whole place to ourselves,
which was fantastic, and the staff were
brilliant - keeping the children (age 5-7)
engaged and informed.
I took loads of photos and I've picked out a
few to give you an idea of what's there.
|(Andrew the hedgehog, peeking out|
from the keeper's sweatshirt)
|(Kevin, the baby barn owl)|
|(A frog with no name, but surely it's Freddie?!)|
|(A beautiful badger)|
|(This otter was so cute, whistling for some fish)|
We were very lucky with the weather
which kinda made up for the coach
breaking down on the way there..........
I am so happy to have won the
zine giveaway by Karen at
I'll do another post soon to show them
to you but I just wanted to say
how chuffed I am to have received them.
Hope won the
English Oral Cup
This is the painfully shy girl who is
always described by her teachers as 'quiet'
(I don't get the 'quiet' Hope at home!).
Along with other work,
she did a presentation about a
subject close to her heart
- Rosie Mae
and why people should
consider rescue pets.
I'm so proud of her that she overcame
her natural shyness to talk about
such an important subject.
I have been amused by our
Mystery of the Crocs.
Something in the night is stealing our
crocs (left outside the back door)
and depositing them around the garden.
I guess it must be foxes but I can't
imagine why they are doing it.
They don't seem to be chewed,
just played with.
A friend on Facebook suggested it
was the fashion police removing them,
Talking of Facebook,
I LOVE the little WW group I'm in.
Thanks girls :o)
Lastly, I've resigned as Alchemist from
I have really enjoyed my time with them
and I have learned so much and tried
so much more than I would have done.
But as you know, I seem incapable
of saying no to anything and there are
only so many hours in the day.
There are a few more projects of mine
in the Gauche pipeline which will
be published in due course.
I'll continue to cheer loudly for those
supportive, creative and snarky gals
and I'll always be grateful for the
time I had with them.
Btw, I've just ordered the new
|(click pic for details)|
it looks wonderful and I ordered it
as a kinda goodbye gift to myself!
I'll leave this post's link with
I've now got to get on with this week's
Summer of Color
Wild and Reckless Sherbet.
This one's tricky......