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June Review.

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I know I’ve only been writing this blog for a week but I want to review the whole month of June because its been a great month all round.

We’ve had some great days out, The Magna Science centre in Rotherham, Experience Barnsley, the open studio and walk around Skipton and the end of year exhibition at Batley Art School.

 

Magna Science Adventure Centre.

 

Skipton.

 

Experience Barnsley.

 

We’ve crafted loads.

 

We’ve started our homeschool adventure and completed a very successful first week.

We’ve had five amazing days in Portugal, we lost a day and a half because of the French air traffic controllers strike.

 

 

We’ve eaten some lovely food and I’ve drank endless good coffees! 

 

 

We helped out at a local litter pick to make our village a nicer place for everyone and we met Dan Jarvis our MP when he unveiled a plaque commemorating the Queens coronation.

 

Coronation Plaque and Darton Litter Pick.


 

And most importantly we’ve spent lots of time with our amazing family and friends, we celebrated a 71st birthday, we had a goodbye party for my sisters mother-in-law and my good friend as she’s just moved to Exmouth, and we had a visit from our middle daughter Mica.

 

Goodbye Grania.


 

Happy Birthday Harry.


 

All in all Junes been a brill month! 

Em x 

Stitch ‘n’ Bitch

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Friday has always been our weekly Stitch ‘n’ Bitch day, we’ve had loads of different venues but almost always managed to get to get together for coffee and crochet! 

Today’s big difference was that Evie is now part of the group, she brought along a new craft project to work on and only put it down when she had some toast.

I’m working on a poncho for a baby, I sometimes have a craft stall at a local coffee morning and I need some new things to sell on it.

 

My Blue Poncho.


 

DKia is crocheting a pink striped blanket that we’ve christened ’50 Shades of Pink’ because she’s used at least 50 different pink yarns on it so far.

 

50 Shades of Pink.


 

Evie started embroidering a design from one of her endless computer games, she drew it freehand first, then started to fill it in with colourful stitches.

 

Evie’s Embroidery.


 

We also drank lots of the delicious coffee that they serve at Corner Cafe! 

That’s all for today, a short and sweet post, we are going to visit a fellow blogger tomorrow at her open studio! 

Em xx  

Off to a Great Start.

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Evie has got off to a flying start with her home education. We decided that as there are only four weeks left until the end of the school year she could do a project a week for each of the next four weeks.


Fun Facts About Portugal.

Shes going to include research into each subject, facts and figures, art work and creative writing.

PortugalΒ 

Saltaire and Sir Titus Salt

Nelson MandelaΒ 

Computer games

As well as this she’s going to do some maths and read for at least half an hour a day.

To keep healthy we walk a lot and Evie has joined a karate class with her cousin Elliott.

We had a fun trip to The Range today to stock up on books, paper, pencils, pens and the ever elusive pencil sharpeners! After getting home and unpacking this lot Evie was dying to get down to some work using it all…she has never had correction fluid before until today,Β and she managed to make at least one mistake that needed correcting on each line of her work!

Hard at Work (Note The Correction Fluid).

After all Evie’s hard work we spent a pleasant hour painting at Les Cadeaux, the new ceramic painting studio that opened recently in our village.

Painting at Les Cadeaux.

Then we were back there again this evening as it’s the new venue for our weekly craft night. Lucky us…we had a trainee masseuse giving us ‘tester’ massages tonight! Almost everyone there had one and thoroughly enjoyed it!

Evie Getting a Hand Massage.

Until next time.

Em xx