Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Here's the Latest


Fast news from a fast week..nothing here seems to be standing still even for a minute...


  • Latest Favourite Waste of Time: trying to pull jammed paper out of the shredder with a pair of tweezers. Kind of fun in a challenging paper-y way, but ultimately useless. The shredder is still broken.
  • Latest Favourite Emergency Text Message: Mum, teachers not liking non-uniform thing. Pls bring trousers and tie to school. Now. That was last week. Course I helped him out.
  • Latest Favourite Creative Kick Start: a desk in a new place. Downstairs. The only problem is that everyone else is fancying the change now too. I'm booking time slots.
  • Latest Favourite Way to get Out of Cooking the Dinner: Volunteer to keep The (Not So) Small One company while she rehearses her Home Economics Practical Exam. I knit, she cooks,; and I'm not even allowed to help with the washing up because that's part of her test and she's timing herself.
  • Latest Favourite Item of Clothing: new blue and white gingham shirt with slightly puffed sleeves. A little bit like my school summer dress when I was six. I'm saving it up for the right day.
  • Latest favourite TV: The Century That Wrote Itself with Adam Nicholson
  • Latest Favourite Craft Book: Boyfriend Sweaters by Bruce Weinstein. Great classic patterns; and he tells a lovely story at the end about wearing and losing his Father's sweater. Be perfect for Storytelling Sunday. 
  • Latest Favourite Thing to look Forward to: Seeing Stockholm and returning to Norway.
  • Latest Favourite Family Observation: I don't actually have any strong feelings on the subject of lop sided badgers. From The (Not So) Small One, on being forced to watch The Century..
and
  • Latest Storytelling Sunday: Don't forget, you have all week to add your link! I know some of you have been away over the Bank Holiday. We have a great collection of stories ready and waiting for you right here - and if you only have time for one, how about hopping over to Mitra's and helping out with a neat school project?
  • Latest Swap News: It sounds as if the swapping has begun! Some of you have let me know that your parcels are in the post. Thank you. Some of you have also noted that you haven't heard from your partners yet. Everyone, please do get in touch..we want to take this thing right round the world.


Let's Swap!


22 comments:

Irene said...

Your post conjured up a picture of you dressed as a news vendor standing on the corner shouting 'Read all about it'... but I digress. A great batch of news. I can't wait to see a photograph of you in that new shirt. Let's hope the right day arrives soon!

Amy said...

The powers that be never seem pleased at the end of year, particularly with the yr 12 group ... happens here all the time!
Your latest way to get out of cooking dinner is ingenious - I wonder if one of ours will follow along similar lines .. one can only hope!

Heather said...

loving all your details! I have notified my recipient that her parcel is in the post & I am eagerly awaiting delivery mine from overseas :-)

Karen said...

What a fun post! I got a chuckle from the need to assign time slots for the new desk. My package will be on its way before we leave next week. I've already enjoyed getting to know Linda!

Becky said...

A great post to read. I had a blue gingham dress as school uniform in primary AND secondary school! My swap parcel is ready, just need to get to the post office now which is a bit tricky as there is not one near work! Hope to get there on Friday or if not, Saturday.

Cheri said...

I've starting gathering items for my swap partner and contacted her today via her blog to ask for a mailing address and her preferences. Hope to get it mailed by the end of the week!

Maria Ontiveros said...

The end of the year certainly brings lots of these random things. . . favorite renewed interest here - Clara's starting swimming every morning before school!
rinda

debs14 said...

I have the address of where I am sending my swap to, now I just need our post office to reopen after its refurbishment. Bad timing or what?!!!
That blouse sounds pretty, hope you get some fine weather to wear it soon. And like your daughter, I've got no firm opinions on those animals either ;-)

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I wish our schools had home ec. I'd like to just supervise the kids cooking & cleaning.

Louise said...

Why do we do that - save a new top for the right day! Why not just wear it now. I am so guilty of this...think I get too comfy in my old clothes.

Liking the sound of Home Economics Practice - If I had thought more about this i would have persuaded Harry to have picked it as an option next year :)

My Swap parcel is ready to go....a trip to the post office beckons! xx

Gail said...

LOL - love your helping with the home economics practice and having to assign times for the new desk location. I'm still gathering items and should have it off in the mail next week.

Jennifer Shaw said...

Love this post! Yay to not cooking! Knitting is much more fun! My swap parcel went in the mail to my scrappy friend this past weekend. It was really fun picking treasure to send. :)

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

What a fun post to read, Sian.

I hadn't realized that I should notify the recipient of my package heading her way. I'm off to do that now... Thanks for the reminder!

Scrappi Sandi said...

A great post! The badger observation made me laugh out loud! I completely missed Storytelling Sunday (again!) & the week since has been jam packed, but I may get a chance to catch up on Friday when I'll be pausing for breath before work on Saturday!! My little swap package is almost done & will be winging its way to Devon by the weekend!! :D

Jo Murray said...

Very amusing Sian...you made me start my day with a smile...thanks.

laurie said...

i'm loving the "least favorite" theme - definitely a different twist on the everyday business of life!

Sandra said...

Thank you for the gentle reminder about my contact :) you've been having a busy week

Denise said...

This has been really great to read,thank you for reminding me of my school summer dress - it too had puff sleeves.It was all the rage when i was a teen to wear puffed sleeved blouses with short sleeved cardis over the top!

Jo said...

I like this post, it made me smile :)

Lisa-Jane said...

Goodness that made me laugh. I don't now that program so the badger comment was really random but fun!

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

I started to comment on this post via my iPad the other night--but something went wrong and my comment disappeared into the ether. Whatever it was, I'm sure it was brilliant--I do recall it had something to do with the two school incidents you recount--but my memory fails me. Just know that I do stop by, read, and always enjoy.

Nathalie said...

I always like your blog mêmes! The Latest is my new favorite :) I am very glad I got to finally catch up on your blog today!

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