Life continues no matter what. Sometimes momentous news hits us and we wonder why the world does not just stand still and stop but it doesn't and it can't. At other times I feel the world spins so fast that I'm running at a fast jogging pace just to try and keep up, those difficult moments when you wish you could fast forward a bit in your life and then finally there are those times in life when all seems to go swimmingly well... Do you find the same? Where are you in your life? In our household we are all in different phases of the above and makes for a very interesting time let me tell you!
Exam fervour continues here with the youngest joining in this week and sitting his GCSE maths a year early, could be an interesting result, as is our tradition we had waffles before breakfast to wish him well and his older sister who had to sit two exams that day...
My mad as a hatter husband partook of a challenging and enduring sailing and fell running race that was non stop from noon last Friday until Monday evening of this week. Even the organisers of the race were quoted on BBC radio, which took place in Scotland, called the class that he entered as the 'nutters' who partake! It was dangerous and I am tired from being able to track them on line. A tracking device that was on the boat and then had to be on the runners as they ran through the night up and down Scottish highland mountains was refreshed every half an hour and so consequently I refreshed every hour even during the night, I may not have been in the race but I sure am tired! More on this race later in the week with stunning Scottish scenery.
|Brimble with many in the fleet ahead and some behind|
We have a wonderful flower show here in the UK every May called the RHS Chelsea flower
show and as often as I can I attend. I have very dear friends who have a stand there every year and this year they won Best Trade stand in the show, so proud of David Harber But did you spot and see the knitted and crocheted poppies? It was hard to miss if you live in the UK or indeed in the Antipodes. I have been a liker of the Facebook page 5000Poppies for a while and have watched in fascination as a group of people have from the small beginnings of 120 handmade poppies created in memory for respect and remembrance have now had makers from all around the world produce over 300 000 poppies which have lined and carpeted the flower show. What an amazing and glorious sight and a genius way to keep the stories of war alive. I've been quite emotional about it all.
|RHS Chelsea Flower show|
As always in my week there has been my own making and the coming together of ideas with the talented Phil from http://thetwistedyarn.com/ Do you know her, do you follow her blog? Her writing is second to none, she has a way with words that make me titter and sometimes even guffaw out loud, she really is rather talented and she's not bad at knitting and crochet either, hee hee.
|Crochet: An idea begins to come to fruition|
And finally there has been much comfort food in our house this week and as requested by my daughter we had Toad in the Hole one night. Oh yes real toads, take a look... ;)
|Toad in the hole, can you spot any?|
Joining in, sharing my five photos of the week, as always with Amy,
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♥ Wishing you all nothing but good times ♥