Focus on life: week 22

My garden is starting to bloom. Featured plants (clockwise from top left) chives, cornflowers, tomato flowers and cucumber flowers.

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Focus on Life: week 21

Week 21’s prompt was fill in the blanks

In the [evening] I [I impatiently wait for my resin to dry]

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Here are some of the pieces I’m making for my next fair at Bayston Hill on Saturday 5th June.

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Focusing on the moment

Today we’ve been mostly planting tomato plants. We started these on Boxing Day and now they’re finally big enough to go ino their big pots. Hopefully, in a couple of months, we’ll have delicious tomatoes. ┬áNot that we’d know as the small child scoffs the lot as soon as they turn vaguely red. I estimated that she’d eaten over 800 of them off our plants last year. Hopefully our crops will be as good this time.

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This week’s prompt was “Morning Moments”.

This is the five minutes of calm I have in a morning when everyone is still alseep. Even the cat is still snoring on the sofa. But in just five minutes time everyone will be up and the race is on to get out of the house on time; so I can drop off the small person at nursery and get to work and not be late.

There is variable success to that.

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Focus on life week 13

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Week 13’s prompt is “Eye Level” and Big Mickey is currently sat next to me as the audience while we watch the small person perform. Today she is balloon dancing.

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This week’s prompt was “The beauty all around”

Playing in the woods with the small person. We have to make the most of this because in 6 months she'll be at school and we won't be able to go out rambling every week.

Playing in the woods with the small person. We have to make the most of this because in 6 months she’ll be at school and we won’t be able to go out rambling every week. We love the woods, they’re by our house and are an oasis in the middle of the town where we live. And luckily, they’re in walking distance of our house.

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This week’s challenge was “colour”. And this is by far the brightest thing  I own. My technicolour beanbag.

The first thing I sewed with a sewing machine. I was probably punching above my weight with this,  lots of seams and sewing together, but the finished product turned out pretty good. So there’s there. And the cat and the small person love it (and fight over it).

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Focus on Life: Week 7

Week 7: College of love

A small selection of things I love:

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Copper and resin pendant: making Jewellery or baking, or crafting with the small child. I love making things
The great outdoors: I’m lucky to live in a pretty part of the world and recently I’ve been trying to make the most of it.
My small person: family. Love ’em
My cat: love the old feller, for all his faults and grumpiness.

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Focus on Life: Week 6

Week Six: Quiet Calm

A rare quiet moment in the car...

A rare quiet moment in the car…

This week we’ve been mostly discussing what all the different road signs mean, (Then I get accused of speeding by my small child (even though she can’t see the speedo)) and looking at the floods. plus singing Christmas Carols because they’re for all year round, right?

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Focus on Life: Week 5

Get Outside!

Most of my weekend was spent sat in a car on various motorways. Looking at lots of bleak fields and horrendous flooding. Makes me grateful to live on a hill.
P1020205Grazing fields full of flood water

P1020206I’ve driven on this motorway a lot over the years and have never seen it as bad as this.

P1020212Watching the other cars.

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