Thursday, 26 July 2007

Days Out & Dungarees Visible from Space

Although the weather has been atrocious here, we have managed to get out and about a bit. Adam and his dad had a Boys Day Out on Monday and took themselves off to Edinburgh Castle followed by a picnic in Princes Street Gardens and then a trip to the swimming pool - a good day was had by both (there were swords and stuff - need I say more?).




We also harvested some of our potatoes this week. We have three large containers which we are growing them in - not that we don't have space to grow them in the garden, but someone hasn't dug me a veggie plot yet! The children were so excited to dig them up and we managed to get 18 of varying sizes from our smallest pot. I was pretty pleased with that and they tasted lovely - we had them with our meal last night!




Today was the first day I've managed to get near anything creative for ages. I was determined to do something productive and so finished Miss Lucy's dungarees. They are bright indeed! She loves them and they are very good for dancing in apparently! I've still got a largish bit of orange tie dyed cordurouy left over if anyone wants it.



I must also tell you all that I have posted my final registration form for my next OU course. Yes, amazing though it is, I have Made A Decision. This means there is no going back unless they decide they have had enough of me and my hysterical behaviour. I've gone for A215 Creative Writing - partly because it sounded really good at the time and partly because I have to pick something. It does sound a bit tricky however and as I've lost my grasp on most of the English language over the years, I am expecting another steep learning curve. Oh well, in for a penny...

10 comments:

Mary said...

Id say the dungarees are perfect for dancing in. should we expect beautifully written prose from your blog from now on?

Sarah said...

Good for you lady!!!!

Dianne said...

That castle looks cool - we're sorely lacking in castles over here in Australia!!!!
LOVE those dungarees.
And good on you for enrolling - you can practice your creative writing on us....

Lynette said...

Well done on deciding which course to take, I am sure this one will be interesting and look forward to reading all about it.

Alis said...

Well done deciding your course, I'm sure you will do brilliantly. You can get lots of practice here.

I love Edinburgh and the castle.

Wow to Miss Lucy!

Hugs, Alis

cd&m said...

Looks like everyone is having fun despite the awful weather, and as for creative writing that really sounds like fun.

Angel Jem said...

You speak English? You write English? Surely, they will encourage you to maintain your regional and dialectic idiosyncracies and go into full Scottish? Ya disna tek yer tung tae hert if ya mun write in'tother manner. No, oh heck, that's fallen into yorkshire. My scottish isn't very fluent... but you know what I mean! As they say in Lancashire, Ah hope as what that'll all go feen fer thee, tha's a reet gradely las and tha needs must be occupied it meet as well be wi' scribblin, not as what I mun cast aspersions... no, blast it, that's Yorkshire again. Enjoy the holiday.

Jacqui said...

We have just finished our potato crop which is a shame because I can eat new potatos anytime.

Love the dungerees, wish I could be that clever with a sewing machine.

Carol said...

They are brilliant Susan and perfect for dancing in.

Carol said...

Big congratulations on deciding your next course at QU. Not an easy decision I know but I am sure it will be the right one for you. You will be just fine - don't worry.

Your potatoes look gorgeous, I can almost taste them from here. There's nothing like the taste of your own home grown veggies. It reminds me of my Dad's potatoes - they were fantastic boiled with blobs of butter on top.