Holy mackerel where does the time go?

I have to admit that I am not sure if this blog thing is going to continue. I don’t feel the urge to keep going right now, mostly because I don’t seem to have anything to write about that may even be remotely interesting for you all to read. Writing a blog of my life and the stuff in it needs to be interesting and quite frankly it isn’t.

Whilst I contemplate the whole blog thing I may as well provide an update on the Worldwich of Sam.

Flipping heck what has happened since February…… Well the summer holidays are upon us. for once the weather seems to be holding up. I am off for the next 2 weeks but there are no plans cos hubby has changed his job and is now a taxi driver. He loves this …. a lot. Maybe my blog can be full of the stories he comes home with… and maybe not! Because of this recent change in work there has been a slight impact on the finances and going away anywhere is off the cards. Thats 2 years on the trot as it happened last year when I changed my job and cocked up the holiday plans. Anyway we are staying at home. Yesterday was a trip to Wingham Wildlife park near Canterbury. Pleasantly surprised actually. Better than Howletts Zoo to be honest and many many more of the animals were actually visible. I guess that the anti caged animals lobby may argue that this is not a good thing and quite frankly I have no desire to get into the semantics of this but we had a good few hours watching the lemurs climb over people and the meerkats standing up on their hind legs and the otters who are quite simply so fricking gorgeous.

I have bought Savannah a sewing machine and am introducing her to the world of sewing but again I am struggling with mojo and don’t know what to sew. we are trying to learn the basics like threading up the machine and winding the bobbin on etc so its early days but she has made a fully lined tote bag with my support and seemed to enjoy it a lot.

Other plans include a maybe trip to London (finances pending), Broadstairs water gala next Wednesday oh and Pokemon hunting. I am not going to apologise for being one of “the masses” playing this game as I am thoroughly enjoying it. I get out of the house gets my steps up for my Fitbit and generally stay fit. I am not running at the moment due to potential arthritis in my big toe and I don’t really know how this is going to pan out but walking is good.

Anyway going to leave you with some pictures of bags and animals until next time TTFN xx


Day 5

We have nothing planned today. My sister was hoping to move house so we were going to help but it has been delayed so we find ourselves with a day to fill.

And what exciting stuff we have planned. We are going to Westwood Cross to see if we can find Imogen a winter coat and to get Savannah school shoes. I need to pop to Homebase to get some lawn edging to make the edges of my border neater. We bought some solar fairy lights last year that have never been hung out so we have just hung them up. They are not really where I had originally planned them to be but they will be easy to move once we have the garden looking the way we want it to look. I am now on the hunt for a table top patio heater so we can sit out in the garden in the evening and enjoy what little is left of our summer. Although I think that will be something for next summer now as I think our summer may be done.

It really does feel like time is speeding by. The harvest is early this year, according to the farmers on the news, by about 4 weeks and for some reason it feels like the evenings have really drawn in already. It was so chilly the other evening that we even laughed about putting the heating on (we did resist that I am pleased to say, no heating until at least October, jumpers before then 🙂 ).

Anyway I must be off I need to get ready to go shopping. I hope to get some pictures of our twinkly lights later and will post them for you to see.


Afternoon sun

Afternoon sun by Samantha Halliwell
Afternoon sun, a photo by Samantha Halliwell on Flickr.

What an absolutely glorious day. We have been with Tony’s brother and sister in law this afternoon and met Tony’s niece and partner and gorgeous baby.
I have been snapping pictures most of the afternoon and got this shot of the swing in the garden in the late afternoon sun. There is something about this shot I really love, something about childhood, innocence and having fun as well as beautiful summer evenings with family and friends.
Thank you Mandy and Steve for a fab afternoon and welcome to the family Ashlee, Craig and baby Kayla

Getting ready for the dreaded return to school.

Not for me you understand but dreaded by all kids. I love the summer holidays but as I generally have to work much of it it can be a nightmare for childcare. Today I have bought most of the uniform stuff needed by both girls. I thought I would get in fairly early before the shops go crazy and everything sells out. Savannah is mostly done, Imogen still needs trousers and shoes but of course 15 year olds don’t want any old school uniform trousers….no……they have to be a specific style and fabric and really really hard to find.

What I have bought is now in the washing machine getting the newness out of them and I have just printed my own fabric labels to sew into the youngest ones stuff. This is a fab idea and you can buy the fabric for inkjet printing here. Just gotta sew it all on now bleurgh!

Whilst I am at it (and can you tell I am procrastinating as I have an essay to write still) I will make Savannah a drawstring bag for her PE kit I have loads of fabric to make her one with and it will be nice and unique for her to take to school. Also means it will be easy for her to find at PE time and maybe lost PE kit will become a thing of the past (yeah right!!!)

Right I am off to have a look around and see what other people are doing getting ready for back to school