August has been a busy month so it's lovely to sit and have a cup of tea together and share our news. I think we had better sit inside today as it's a bit cooler today and there seems to be a fine mist in the air. Autumn is probably on its way.
As I put the kettle on to boil, I feel sure that Coco will be excitedly greeting you. She loves visitors, especially is there is a chance of some cake crumbs to share with her. There is a tiny piece of my daughter's birthday cake left from the weekend.
I can't believe that I have a daughter who is 27, it makes me feel old! She had a lovely birthday despite being under the weather on heavy duty antibiotics. She had a crowd of her friends over for drinks, then they hired a minibus to take them to Kanaloa Club in London. It's owned by Sarah Harding from Girls Aloud and they had a great time. Came home with their Hawaiian Lei around their necks. Which may have ended up as a blog header and certainly ended up as a dog decoration.
I'd try not to bore you with tales of our holiday, which already seems so far away. But I would certainly show you the quilt that I have made to give to my son's girlfriend for her birthday in October. I'm really pleased with the way it has turned out. This is the third one I have made now and I think that with each one I find a new way to do something and improve. I'm already planning a chevron one to make with the off cuts from the one I have just finished. I've been so inspired by Abi's fab quilts and the chevron idea is definitely copied from hers. I do hope I don't have to email her too often for help and/or advice! Have you tried any new skills this year? I do love to learn something new. Isn't it amazing what tutorials you can find on YouTube? But oh, how time flies when you click on 'just one more'!
I'll be offering you a top up and would probably be telling you that this time next week I will be back at work. Taking part in a CPD day and not feeling happy about it. Secretaries have never had to take part before and so we enjoyed an extra couple of days holiday just as the students do, but the head had an idea that teachers and support staff should be treated exactly the same so we are lumbered with having to go in. You can tell I'm not keen. It's pitched at teaching staff and I'm not convinced that non-teachers will gain much from being there. I hope I'm proved wrong!
I'd ask if you were taking part in Rinda's Scavenger Hunt this year and tell you how I have all my photos now. I am going to a crop in a couple of weeks time and intend to have them printed off so I can spend the first part of the day working on the mini album I bought to keep them in. The hunt is so much fun and there was a part of me that was sad when the last one was found. I wonder if we can talk her into doing a Winter one too?
Well, the pot is empty and the cake is eaten; the dog is scouring the floor for the smallest crumb and eyeing up any drop of tea left in the bottom of the mugs - she does love a cup of tea! But if you are still thirsty, pop over to Abi's and see who else is taking part this month.