Abi is back home after an amazing two weeks away in Cornwall and Devon and yesterday morning Josh left for a 5 day activities residential trip with the school so things have been a bit out of sync around here. Josh looked a bit down in the dumps as he went off as he had been put in a group with mostly people from the other class who he doesn’t know very well and none of his friends but will be doing all sorts of fun things including caving, rock climbing, and canoeing which is so completely up his street so I’m hoping he’ll be fine!
A friend and I have just recently started the ‘#Contentment Challenge’ by Nancy Ray you can read more about it here. In a few words Nancy is a Christian photographer and the challenge is to give up shopping for unessential for 3 months and to look for our contentment in more lasting things and not in ‘stuff’. Hubby is rather amused and says that it’s really bad timing and he will have double ice creams on holiday ;-). I may just be stealing a few licks from his! It has been fairly easy so far but then we have had to be careful with our spending lately anyway, it’s the bargains I’m going to find hard to say no to, as I find it hard to walk past a bargain. I’m just hoping my local yarn and fabric shop don’t have a sale in the next 3 months! On the upside, I can hopefully do some serious stash busting and make some of those projects that keep getting pushed to the back of the queue because I have seen something else rather appealing to make.
I hope that you’re all enjoying the summer so far, I have just frozen some strawberries while they are at their peak for strawberry and apple crumbles in the winter to bring back memories of sunny summer days.
We were hoping to pick some elderflowers for Elderflower Champagne (click here for recipe) but I’m thinking we may be too late now this year unless we can find some sheltered ones that don’t get much sun.
Well I’m off to make the most of a little extra time and see if I can put a bit more work into Josh’s blanket 🙂
Happy Crafting and enjoy the rest of your week!