I’ve had to get lots of jobs done this week, and I’ve been reminded of how much longer jobs take with children in tow. Not in a good or bad way, just an awareness. I didn’t have chance to do all the crafts I’d planned for the two eldest. I’ve also been feeling a little somber at the state of the world. It is such a happy place, yet such a sad place, and I just don’t understand what is going on. There is so much heart break, and it reminds me that I need to be careful not to take things for granted, because envitably I do. It’s always sadness and confusion, mixed with guilt for being so lucky. Sorry to be melancholy, but it has been on my mind a lot.
Here is what else I’ve been up to:
- A bouncy chair cover – Our current bouncy chair cover was looking rather tatty, so I decided to make a new one as we’re taking it on holiday soon. I just took the old one apart and used it as a pattern.
- Rose petal perfume – Win, Ru and I had a go at making some rose petal perfume. I haven’t made it since being child, so it was rather nostagic, although it didn’t smell that great to be honest.
- Helmet – I couldn’t stop laughing when Win made this helmet so he could play ‘Wallace & Gromit’. I went to the toilet and he had quickly whipped it up.
- Cook Happy, Cook Healthy by Fearne Cotton – A friend bought me this book for my birthday and I am so impressed with it. I had to wait until the evening to properly look through it and I couldn’t wait. I made the Sri Lankan fish curry this week and we all loved it. I’ve never made a fish curry before, so it was nice for us all to try something new.
- The Refugee Camp: Our Desert Home on BBC 2 – A new series exploring the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. It is the first refugee city and houses 80,000 refugees. The first episode was equally upsetting, fascinating and heart warming. It’s on Thursdays at 9pm.
- Olive clothing – I’ve loved this website for a little while and I could buy just about everything. The dresses are incredible.
Wishing you a very happy weekend!