Wednesday 1 December 2010

It has been 2 months & 2 days since I last Blogged......

Not sure whether that has been a good thing or not. I still haven't worked out when anyone gets the time to Blog.

The last few days I have been frantically trying to revamp my website which has reminded me why I haven't been able to paint properly since having children. The amount of head space taken up by creative pursuits does not allow for anything else. I got up at 5.30 am yesterday morning, sat down surrounded by colouring in pens, paper & laptop. DH took boys to school & I was in another world until my phone beeped at me to remind me it was picking up time! The boys had nachos with re-fried beans, guacamole, tomato salsa, creme friache & grated cheese (all out of packets / pots scrabbled from the cupboard & fridge) for tea last night; from the look on their faces I felt as though I had just served up mud.

A couple of highlights from the last couple of months has been spending time doing things with my sons. My oldest goes to a fantastic Beavers Unit, all run by lovely volunteers who had the other week arranged The Zoo that Comes to You to come along to their Beavers meeting. This was the 3rd or 4th such animal show which I have seen & it just totally surpassed all others! The genuine commitment to their animals & enthusiasm for what they do made for such a special show, it was truly fantastic!  My sons where captivated throughout & learnt so much. My oldest afterwards said "well that was so much better than anything else I have seen! They even linked all the animals together rather than just doing random animals". You can't get much past children!

The other great thing - again run by amazing volunteers - was taking my youngest to Nature Club. In the space of just about 1 metre square on Wimbledon Common we forayed 20 different types of fungi & also found Lichen which apparently can only be found where the air is very clean; so those walks on the Common are doing us even more good than I realised!

If you have a mo' please look at my little creative pursuit & feedback on my website........wrap up warm, it is cold!