Friday, 14 December 2007

Maths and Pressies

We have a little more room...not much..but we are slowly sorting mother's stuff out. Good job, too 'cos I found some jewellery in amongst her tapestry wool which she no doubt would have never got around to doing and so could have ended up anywhere!! All this has been making me very tired, plus the cold nights.. I can never sleep well when I'm cold. So, I've been crocheting Crimble own design, too. Ta Ra!! Can't post the pics 'cos then the surprise'll be out!! Maybe put them up after Crimble.

We ventured out to get a few bits and Junior, bless her great big heart, has bought the pets their pressies with her own money. Plus co-ordinating wrapping paper. I know...I know!! :O) She's been whispering about where to wrap them, so the pets don't find out as, according to her, "you never really know if they understand English, do you? And it wouldn't be a surprise then" sigh...such a kind heart.

She's been doing some maths, of her own accord, every day. Takes a little handbook and pencil with her everywhere!! This is all her own doing and idea...nothing forced from me:O) She made a super wrap-around-card yesterday...very creative. It's really good and I'll have to put a pic up when she's finished it properly and I think I may put some orders in, too. Maybe we'll get this business empire up and running soon:O))

Been trying to find canned pumpkin puree for a vegan pumpkin pie, of course:O) (I know...I'm a bit slow....Halloween was ages Just fancied making one. Well, can't find pureed pumpkin anywhere..not even Tescos. I know you can get cravings when you're pregnant....but can you get them when you're peri-menopausal, 'cos I definitely have one? lol Just my luck, eh?

The young mogs.....well, they've been venturing outside. They go scooting out of the hole that once was a cat flap at a rate of knots and whizz around the garden like a bunch of mentals!! The other day I happened to look out and found Olive swinging from a 30 foot fir tree!! You could almost hear the "Weeeeeeeeeeeee!" I had visions of having to call out the Fire Brigade if she got stuck, but she just seemed to, er, let go. The mogs like being tucked in on a night, though...with these really cold, frosty nights we've been getting...little wimps!! lol

Remember to feed and water the birds:O))

Monday, 10 December 2007

Boxes and Anniversaries

How much clobber do you reckon a mother could have to shift when she is moving to a new flat? Answer.....TOO MUCH!!!!! Arghhhhh!!

We've spent this last week or so trying to sort out Mum in her new flat. She is surrounded by boxes and getting a little more fed up as each day passes. Not because she is surrounded by boxes that reach up to her hooter, but because the boxes contain precious things and memories and she doesn't really want to let them go. Doesn't help the situation when one of my siblings told her she was moving rubbish!! I will slap the very minimalist him later as it was a really insensitive comment, as it's the anniversary week of Dad passing on. Still can't believe that he's gone. It would've been their 60th anniversary this year and you can see the pain in her face.

So, me and Junior have been hoiking trolley loads of stuff up to our house on a daily basis, so that Mum has room to toddle around in her flat. Her precious "bits" won't be car booted or charity shopped. They'll be here for her to look at until/if she's ready to let go...or if we can for that matter/

Sooooo, we are walking sideways here, to avoid colliding with additional furniture. lol Normal service might resume shortly!! We might even get some Crimble decorations up soon:O))..if we can find the room:O))

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Baby Stingrays

Found this on a vegan blog. Cute little stingrays which were to be released into the ocean.

Tea for Two

Mother is in her new abode and liking it, which is good:O) We're all feeling better in the flu department...knocked us back a bit, though. Got our sense of smell back. If you had to lose one of your senses, that would be the one for me. Just smelly cat litter odours to pester me:O))) lol I would miss lavender, though.

Anyway, Junior is currently designing the outside of a shoe box, which is going to house all our craft/cardmaking stuff and embelishments. She uses the stuff more than me anyway. She's also discovered the joys of having tea from a teapot. Gran gave her a lovely, nice red teapot, milk jug and sugar bowl which is surplus to her requirements now that she's in a smaller flat. Junior thinks it's ace and happily makes us all tea any time we fancy. She's even been using our china tea cups and saucers!! This has led us onto another project about the origins of tea-making, where sugar and tea originate, etc. Might even get her to try all the different types of tea in due course. I liked Earl Grey a while back. Wonder what her favourite will be?

Pops thought he'd supervise the shoe box embellishing:O))

Pops gets in on the tea tasting act, too!!