Well hello there my cheeky little blog hoppers. How are things with you this week?
Quiet today, aren’t we? Well, while you think of what you have been up to, allow me to fill you in on the jaunts of Maisy and John.
So, I felt a little behind this week.
No, no, you saucy minded folk. I meant, behind in my work, not an actual little behind.
So I decided to check into a camp site for a few days so that I didn’t have the rigmorole of packing up and setting up at the end of each day and could focus for a bit.
I ended up ‘down south’.
Or, to be more exact, here.
Isn’t it creepy how phones know pretty much where you are, to the pitch post almost!
Now, I do have a little complaint about this campsite.
They were not very spacious with their pitches and they had us packed in like sardines …
Shameful really. I should write a strongly worded letter.
lol, I’m obviously joking – it was like having a football field to myself!
They even had their own welcome party turn up and sing a little quack for me while I was plugging everything in, which was nice.
Well it was nice until one of them snuk off round the back of the van to slash the tyres and the others demanded bread or they’d break my kneecaps!
Look at the little hoodlums as bold as brass! Go on, b****r off!
Oo, while I’m on the subject of nature, there were a family of bunnies near Maisy this week and the little fluffy baby bunnies kept coming out to play. I kept trying to get a shot of them but they kept running off – not sure why. I don’t think that it was having a six foot giant bloke hurtling at you squealing ‘cute bunnies!’ or anything.
Because of that, all I kept ending up with was a picture of the outside.
I did sort of get a pic.
You can sort of see them, right?
*passes binoculars*. Try with these.
On a totally unrelated note, (no bunnies harmed in the making of this), I have been trying to take full advantage of having the ability to cook in Maisy and therefore to eat more healthily.
Here was Tuesday evenings attempt.
Pretty delicious if I do say so myself.
By the way, there isn’t much for me to report on craft wise this week as I have been mostly doing admin and planning. Yawny but essential if I am to make it around all 92 counties.
The mornings were generally a joy to wake up to though. Especially with the bacon butty!
What was I saying about eating healthily? Lol.
I think that the exposure on the camera must have gone as my legs look as white as the bread.
Obviously I looked like this in my foldable chair…
HAHAHHAHAHAHHA! Yeah, right!
Now I know I said that I had settled in one place but I did realise that later in the week I may have a bit of an issue as I was on the wrong side of London and didn’t really want to miss the workshop by being stuck in traffic so I did pop over and visit That’s Crafty, to check in and make sure all was good for my visit on the Saturday – all was fine so I headed back to Maisy and headed out to find a new base for the next couple of days.
Location selected and I settled in for the night.
There’s 4G mobile here wooooo hooooo weeeee! You don’t know how much I miss that! Then I think back to the days before broadband, wifi and the like and wonder … How on earth did we share stuff like this…
Well, I guess there was no internet or blogs then so we just took photos, waited a week for them to be developed and then shared the memories later over a cuppa; no instant selfies then. We pointed knowingly to maps, remembered details and reminisced with the power of our minds.
I guess when your memory is affected by a mental illness, or any other type of illness for that matter, it can be hard to recall the good times. I think I am glad therefore that i can record these moments that I am sharing with you.
Anyway, I digress!
Time to prep this workshop. I started to get my bits out…
Now, finding out that you are missing various bits and pieces the day before the workshop is not ideal – mental note – prep further in advance!
I did however have to make a trip into the local shopping area and grab some bits and pieces, a very contrary feel to the town with all of the cars and the fumes. The walk back up the hill was a challenge for someone from the fens I can tell you.
Thankfully I was able to find what I needed and set to work in the sciencey craft lab!
Looks interesting right?
Well, as all good tales do, I shall be ending this one on a cliff hanger and you’ll need to ‘tune in’ on Sunday evening to find out what happened next!
Why I was sweating over Maisy’s stove and using a petrol can?
What is that strange liquid in a tray?
What will the good folk, that are coming to the workshop tomorrow, make with it all?
Oh! By the way. Just wanted to say thank you to those that have contributed to the All Counties Craft Challenge Just Giving page so far. We’re on the way!!! You’ve no idea how much this warms my heart. Thank you again!
Thanks for reading and I will see you on Sunday!