Can you tell I'm a bit demob happy today?
It's because I just finished work for the Easter holidays...... whooooppppieeeee. Twelve days off, here I come!
And last weekend I managed 24 hours of freedom away from the kids and the usual routine to go and visit my good friend Rachel who lives in Chester. Rachel is quite a funky so and so as will soon be revealed. What did you do with that precious 24 hours I hear you ask? Well, good question, but no, I did not go shopping, nor did I spend the day in the spa, nor did I chill out in the cafe or the pub. No............ we spent the afternoon geocaching (an on line treasure hunt) - a four hour marathon in fact, during which we found 21 caches. Here I am pointing stupidly at a well hidden cache under a fake plant.
It would have been a near perfect afternoon had it not been for THE COWS...
Yes, I know it's irrational. Yes, I know I should just 'man up' but the fact is I am terrified of cows, their mere prescence at the other end of a field sends my heart thumping and I can taste the fear in my mouth. And this lot were NOT at the other end of the field! No..... we were well and truly chased by a large herd of bullocks, and I went leaping over a barbed wire fence in blind panic!
Then I had just recovered from that and there was a second field of cows to contend with - this lot were a bit nicer, but they were very interested in us and followed us across the field. Poor Rachel had to get the geocache from under the tree roots as I was nowhere to be seen (other than hiding behind the barbed wire again snapping photos)
To recover we did nip to a nearby pub for a celebratory drink - and I couldn't resist posing in front of Rachel's brand new fancy mini cooper - with funny little lights inside that you can change to different colours depending on your mood (what's that all about?)
Nope that's Rachel's themed kitchen, all set out like a real American diner. So I had 24 hours enjoying a very different lifestyle to usual - and we had good fun catching up together.
Back home it all went Wonky when I read Jude's blog, and saw my shimmying Pippi Longstocking needing a home! This months bee blessed is making Wonky houses to go with the Pippi's. So I couldn't resist, in fact I couldn't wait - I was up til midnight having a go at these last night. I am quite pleased with the one on the left, but not sure the one on the right quite makes the grade to be sent off? (I was getting a bit tired by then)
Anyway, they were lots of fun to make out of my scraps - go on have a go yourself!
My next challenge is the stash bee block for this month - which is a beautiful looking Gothic window block. Only I am finding that I never have the required colours of fabric in my stash each month at the moment..... and this month it's grey/yellow or black/yellow prints...... so there's nothing like that at all in my stash - I managed to pop to Beales in my lunch hour today and got some fabric vaguely resembling these colours, so will be able to give a practice block a go tomorrow.