Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Swimming, petals, hangman and more

It's been a busy day here today. Between the four of us - Nana, Hermione, Miles and myself that is, we have managed to fit in a home ed social, swimming, story and music session, lots of games of hangman, discussions about vowels, Hermione's first successful efforts at crossword puzzles, glass painting and petal purchasing!

What do you think of my petals? Culinary grade lavender and rose petals from the health food shop in our local market. I keep opening the bags to sniff them. I've tasted them but think I'll stick to sniffing. I'm thinking dream pillows - perhaps they may help me to get some sleep. I've suffered from insomnia for years but it's particularly bad right now. I'm going to have a rummage through my fabric stash tomorrow.

Hermione can now swim 15 metres front crawl - without stopping or sinking. I'm ever so pleased and proud. To think that at the start of the summer she daren't put her face in the water and now she is diving down to the bottom of the pool to retrieve rings and swimming just fine. We're all delighted.

My sweet pea vase has been adorned with hearts and flowers. Very pretty.

Oh, and by the way, it's still raining. It's raining so much that we have been focusing our minds on how it may be for our ex batts when they arrive in October. Hopefully it will have stopped raining by then but it will be cold for the poor little scraps with hardly any feathers. A poultry yahoo group I am on has recently had discussions about jumpers for hens. Apparently some people really do put jumpers on their hens. I'm waiting to see some pictures and may post them here - but I doubt very much that I'll be getting my knitting needles out.


Anonymous said...

I have heard about hen wearing jumpers too!

well done H with the swimmiing :)

Bridget said...

I looovvve lavendar, I'm always burning the essential oil that I have. It calms me even if it doesn't effect the children! Or maybe it does and they would be even worse without it!!

Fiona said...

Hi Clairey, long time no speak, Hermione is sooo like you ...we must catch up on the phone one night ..lots to tell you F.xxxx

Claire said...

Fiona!!!! Yes, we must catch up!