Friday, June 13, 2008

Knitting idyll


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The girls had a Brownie outing last Sunday and so I had a lovely day just with Edward. So the two of us took a trip to the London Transport Musuem and had great fun, travelling back in time in the lift, looking at all the trains, pretending to drive a Tube train and sitting on the top deck of trams.

There were some great posters of places you could go on the railway or the Underground and I particularly liked this advertisement for Golders Green, complete with knitting in the garden - doesn't it look lovely! A family idyll.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Two girls in a boat


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Because today's INSET day was tagged on to the end of half-term I wanted to do something special with the children on my extra day off, so we went to the Psycho Buildings exhibition at the Hayward Gallery. This was a great show for the children, and although we were disappointed to find height and age restrictions for some of the installations, we had the surreal experience of boating on one of the terraces - what fun!

Another baby, another kimono


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A colleague who I used to do freelance work for was due to have a baby in May so I managed to finish this kimono over the weekend and it is now in the post - I hope she likes it! I still haven't got bored with knitting this pattern - it is so sweet and simple and everyone I have made it for says how easy it is to dress a baby in!

The children have a day off today - an INSET day - and so I have taken an extra day off work to be with them. I must say that going back to work will be difficult tomorrow after over a week off. I have really enjoyed being with the children and am feeling bad about being at work again from tomorrow. It has been bittersweet spending time with them over the holiday - I am fretting about the whole work thing but hope it will settle down again once I get back into the swing of things.