Sunday 29 November 2009

Christmas activities

I have been busy making sugar mice for my class at school. We are having a Victorian Christmas this year and all the decorations and cards we make are going to be themed to match. The children all made dough wreaths on Friday and I have doubled my electricity bill I think, cooking them all in the oven at home for hours over the weekend. Here are a few of them and a rocking horse I made with the left over dough.

Tuesday 25 August 2009

Good Bye Cape Cod

Just a few more hours and we will be heading out for the airport. Ryan and Katy are both taking us, and we are going to stop for something to eat on the way. We have checked in online and now just want the journey to be over and arrive back home safe and sound. We have had a great time, but all good things must come to an end.

Monday 24 August 2009

Our last full day

I have finally finished the cross stitch embroidery, which I have been working on each summer, for the past three years. All our building and decorating is done (Keith just put some longer screws in the hinges on the door and they pulled the door over enough for it to close. I gave the concrete a second coat of paint, cut the lawn, got a piece of glass made to fit onto the window ledge in the downstairs bedroom. Pat did some finishing off around the window and put down the marble stones. We need several more bags, which Keith is going to get for us tomorrow morning. I'll take some final pictures of the outside, in the morning when they have been put down and post them on the blog before we leave.
Katy is mot working tomorrow so we'll probably just have a quiet day. We'll attempt to have a long lie in if we can. Our flight is at twenty to ten in the evening, and we are due to land in Birmingham from Zurich at 1pm on Wednesday. Neither of us are ready to come home, but needs must!
Mum, as long as George's funeral is before Thursday, next week, we will both come over to Bednall and take the two of you. If it's after that, I have to be back in school, but Pat will take you. You will obviously be upset, so we'd be happy to drive you and also to pay our respects, as well.

Sunday 23 August 2009

The finished room

We have finished at last! Well we thought we had. As there has been an extension lead trailing from the downstairs bedroom, to the fridge in the basement for the last three years, the door has never actually been closed properly. When the room was finished today Pat cut a little notch out of the door frame, so that the lead could go through the frame, we discovered that the door won't actually shut! It is too big! So yet another job to sort out. Don't know if we'll manage it before we leave though as we haven't got a plane.
We bought some exterior masonry paint today to smarten up the outside of the house where the ground has been dug out. I've given it one coat and it looks a lot better. Tomorrow we'll finish off outside and then sit back and admire our handiwork.