We are having a nice relaxing time this year for the school holidays. Mark is busy sorting out the front of the house and having built a patio out there he is now stripping the paint from the walls in preparation for painting. At the moment the paint stripping is making it look worse not better but I am assured all will be well in the end.
The weather last week was beautiful wasn't it? We spent most of the time in our garden now that Mark has finished the patio it is a lovely space to go and sit in and we took advantage of that last week having quite a few barbecues with the kids, alone and also with friends. We even fired up the Chiminea on our 20th wedding anniversary and spent the evening outside eating a nice bbq, drinking pear cider, alcoholic Ginger Beer and a glass of celebratory champagne. It was a lovely night together. 20 years! Where did that go?
We used the glasses from our engagement to drink out of (14th May 1992), Mark's idea :)
We are still getting used to having Treacle around and teaching the kids how to deal with a kitten because Noodles was already firmly part of the family and grown up before they arrived, having a kitten is a different matter! They love him though, especially Amy. We just need to keep reminding them that Treacle is a living thing and not a toy / doll.
I even managed an hour of scrapbooking today! I did a layout in less than an hour, videoed it and had it ready for upload within two hours so I will post that tomorrow :)
I have been busy knitting and I am currently making a beautiful (I hope!) shawl by Jared Flood, it's the Rock Island one. I can't wait to finish it but I am currently still knitting the lace around the border which is taking an age! It am so enjoying knitting it with my lovely Addi Lace Interchangeable circular needles that Mark kindly bought for me, they are the best needles ever!
See you tomorrow with the Speed Scraps video :)