stroked an owl!
stroked an owl!
Hannah did so well walking yesterday that I took both children into town on the bus without the pushchair. Hannah did very well, and it was much easier on the escalators, and we even managed to choose Daddy his birthday present.
but forgot to buy the usual angel cake. never mind.
Computer crashed. No computer, no internet.
Today is our 7th wedding anniversary; wool and copper, apparently. I got him a sort of copper coloured woolen jumper (bought), because I didn’t have time to do secret knitting, and slipped a penny and a 2 p bit into his card. He put a Cu pun joke into his card and got me some copper-tinted hair colour. Think I might give it a go… We went to a very nice Chinese for lunch, and are quite full and replete. Also, the menu had an amusing typo: C-weed.
So there he is, in his uniform (which so far, we’ve only put on for a photograph session). Doesn’t he look grown up? His new classroom looks very nice, and his new teacher is, I am assured, very nice. He has a picture of an engine next to his name and his tray. We are walking home after delivering, and Hannah says ‘Where’s Sam, Where’s Sam’. She is more confused than Sam, I think. Then a book on starting school arrives in the post, poem about going to school. There’s me crying again… I get terribly weepy about ‘my little boy all grown up’ stuff, and I don’t suppose it will stop.
Took the children to Shrewsbury on the train (bus to Oldham Mumps, train to Victoria, tram to Picadilly, train to Shrewsbury). They were very good, and it was much easier than I thought, although I am very grateful to several people who helped with the pushchair, and were patient when I got off the train at Shrewsbury in a rush and a fluster, because of not realising that it was going to be Shrewsbury next. Had quite a nice time, actually: I think Sam likes going on a train and looking out of the window, (lots of sheep and cows, some horses, he spotted a tractor, and a lot of trains at Crewe, which fortunately we were only passing through) and I am looking forward to taking them both places by public transport when they are older.
Finally completed first crochet project: a little flower, worked with slip stich, which I think might be American for single crochet, and loops of chain; worked in Aran with thick hook, which made it easier. Next project is a baby hat, to be worked in double crochet. I happen to have bright orange double knit, but am having trouble making a chain of 64 chains, without twisting, and at the right tension. Which, I still haven’t worked out what that is. At this rate
‘s baby will have babies of her own before it’s finished!
My mum babysat, so we could go to the rugby. Our team won, which was gratifying. It’sstill the same as it was when we used to go, except that the players are different: they still have nice firm thighs and broad shoulders, though, and I still enjoy shouting. What was a bit confusing, is that the opposition warmed up in black shirts and came on in mustard, and the refs came on in yellow too; luckily the refs changed to black at half time.