So here we are on a Friday again! Yay! I'm loving this Friday because it is the last day of school and youngest son had two weeks off! I love the holidays!
We went to his first ever parents evening this week and it went very well. Apparently DS is in the worst behaved class in the school and he is the only child to not have had a detention or gum cleaning punishment! Well done DS!
Peer pressure is horrific when you are 13 but he sees to be doing very well and is apparently well behaved and polite. I'm not too concerned about the bad behaviour of his class: his school is very strict and I suspect their idea of bad behaviour would be considered normal in the places I taught in the Uk.
DS went to an anti-bullying meeting when he first started school and he and his group were asked what they would do if they were being bullied. All the kids answered as expected: they would tell teachers, family members, their priest etc. The teacher got to Xander and he answered ' I would tell an assassin'. God bless his home educated roots!
He is doing very well considering it is his first time in a school. His grades are good and apparently he is more aware of what is going on in the world than his peers seem to be. I think it is because he was home educated. We investigate and explored what DS was interested in and weren't restricted by a curriculum. I am one super proud mum that's for sure.
So have I been super busy this week. Well yes, but not so productive. Hospital visits and parent's evenings seem to have put me out of kilter. Still, a wee bit was achieved.
Today I did the baking to get rid of 6 goose eggs (= 18 hen eggs)
First off..chocolate icecream! Yum..super creamy and gorgeous.
Then a baking marathon.
Two pinapple upside down cakes..mmm..sure they were whole when I left the kitchen to find the camera!
Four lemon drizzle cakes (one caught a little on the top but that will be hidden by icing..here are the three good ones!)
Very dodgy light going on lol..these are actually a lovely golden brown. Apricot and honey cobblestones. A cool USA recipe using condensed milk which makes these a little like super healthy flapjacks. That's what I'm telling myself cus I've just eaten three!
Holmsey Hare has been finished as a pretty little cushion and will be sent to his new home next week.
And I have a new start.
Fancy a sneaky peek?
I have put the free Easter chart on the blog page, free charts so help yourself.
These are mug rugs for the fund raiser..I was so pleased with how they came out. It got me thinking...would anyone fancy a mug-rug exchange? If there are a few of us we can all do a themed exchange. I am fairly new to sewing but these were quite easy. You can make it how you like and then you just send it to a designated partner? Perhaps we can send a mug rug, a traditional sweet/chocolate for your area and a postcard to show where you live. Just leave a comment if you are interested and email me with your address and details and I will sort it out.
Right..thats me all done. I am going to try and have a super productive but relaxing weekend. I hope you all get a perfect weekend too!