Tuesday, March 08, 2011


Beauty's Bunny display.

This is my 25th year of being a parent of a child in school and I can tell you now that contributing continuously can be very tiring.
Beauty's school is very small and there are usually 6 children in her class. I am the parent of one of only 2 children in the class that are taken to and from school by their parents so such contact means it can be difficult to escape contributing to everything.
For each celebration the children dress up and bring different types of food or something else that is relevant to the occasion.
Today is Shrove Tuesday so that means Pancakes BUT I really feel that I am getting tired of making and creating.
I am getting just a little old for this.
And personally I am feeling a little 'tattered' around the edges :)
Did I ever tell you about the St David's Day when I sent in a tin of Welsh Cakes?
I just did not have the energy to handmake them so I took them out of the packet and put some caster sugar on them and put them in a cake tin.
They only went and won a prize in the school competition.
It was a bit of a Helen Mirren moment in Calendar Girls when her M&S cake wins first prize in the WI competition.
Well nobody told me they were going to be bloody judging them.
Not that I won a prize or anything(thank goodness)!

This year for Shrove Tuesday I am sending in pancakes still in their packets so there is no possibility of confusion.
Not that there is a pancake competition(phew!).

And Beauty and I spent all of half an hour making paper bunting.
Beauty was too busy singing and dancing and bouncing around to spend much time being creative.

I spent many hours once sewing Easter bunting for Beauty's class but that went walkabout and hasn't been seen since so this was definitely more enjoyable for Beauty to make and less time intensive and definitely cheaper.

And so I have spent time and effort on something that Beauty and I can both enjoy.
Today we put together an Easter display on the piano.
We bought most of the things in 'What' and 'Dunelm' so you can tell they did not cost a lot.

Beauty was thrilled when we did this and she showed it by being very flippy-flappy with her fingers.

She also enjoyed rubbing noses with the bunny noses :)

I especially love the vases.
They were the cheapest vases in 'What' yet I felt they were the most attractive.
Anybody who has shopped in 'What' knows exactly what I mean :)
So what comes after Shrove Tuesday and before Good Friday ?
I am sure the school has something planned :)


Look what I found today.
A photo of the bunting that I made for Beauty's school.
I am so glad I have a photo of it:)


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An Irish Blessing

(A Blessing from St. Patrick)
May the road rise to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

May the rains fall soft upon your fields,

And, until we meet again,

May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.