Friday 8 March 2024

Let’s sit and have a cup of coffee


Thought I would share a picture of the lovely coffee I had when we last went up to Cambridge, sadly my barista skills are not to this standard!

Just a quick post today as I have to leave for my crafting lunch in an hour.  I am ridiculously nervous about it, the sensible side of my brain is saying 'don't be silly, it's just a group of craft loving ladies getting together to share their interests' and the other side is saying 'but I only know one other person there and I have no idea how these things work, do we just sit there and knit/sew/crochet?  Will they be comparing work? etc etc'. I haven't even got together all the things I need to take with me.

So let me just share an amusing thing that happened to my daughter this morning.  Actually, I think everyone else is finding it more amusing than she is.  At the school that her children attend, the reception class finish each day with them all sitting on the mat and listening to a story.  Every now and again there will be a 'secret reader' who will be one of the children's parents.  The idea is to surprise everyone so it has to be kept secret.  My daughter put her name down to join in at the beginning of term and today is the day that was allocated to her.  She's chosen to read one of Rosie's favourite books 'Ruffles and the teeny tiny kittens' about a puppy who has four little kittens come to stay and how they upset his routine and want to play with his most favourite thing which he does not want to share.  

Now, yesterday was World Book Day, but at this school they have their 'non uniform' days on Fridays so the children have all dressed as their favourite book characters today.  As my daughter took Rosie to the door, all dressed up in her Isadora Moon costume, the teacher took her aside and whispered 'What will you be dressing up as?' What?  'All the teachers have dressed up too and I'm sure you'll want to join in'. 
What a panic.  Of course she hadn't realised that she would be expected to dress up, and she certainly doesn't have a dog or cat costume hanging around at home!  It will be interesting to see what she can pull together!  

Thanks for popping by!


Patio Postcards said...

Well we must hear how your daughter makes out with reading to the children in her costume. Thank you for tea. You'll be marvelous at the crafting morning, but I get that being nervous is part of it. I don't think I could present without shaking because of nerves :). Well must dash, all this reading & crafting talk reminds me I need to pick up a few things.

Ruth said...

Ah, nothing like the terror of the last-minute fancy dress costume! I do hope you'll report back on what she did and how the session went?
As I'm typing this, I'm certain you're having a marvellous time at Knit & Natter!

Jennifer said...

Oh my - dressing up/wearing costumes is one of the things highest on my anxiety scale. I just cannot do it. I even quit a job once over this issue. A parttime job...but still. I do feel for Rachel (I think that is here name....terrible memory!) Hope it all went well. And thanks so much for a quick coffee this afternoon. Just what I needed as I decided to take a break from my chores and sit down at the computer:) Let us know how your crafting afternoon went. If the ladies are comparing skills - well, you will be setting the bar high!!

Barbara Eads said...

Meeting up with other like-minded crafters sounds like a lot of fun for me. I'd love to meet up with a group like that! About the costume---the thought of coming up with costumes has always made me break out in a cold sweat. I am not good at it! I'm pretty sure your daughter managed to come up with something. Can't wait to hear!