We decided to go home for a few days! My husbands’ health is improving so much quicker than last time that we’ve decided to return home for a few days before Christmas. We miss being a threesome, miss our cats and doing our own thing although we are incredibly grateful to my mum for letting us stay with her. On Saturday we’ll be getting on the ferry and heading back to London. I am so excited as I’ll be able to attend the Julie Arkell workshop on Sunday too.
Today I finished a cushion for my youngest niece – it has a large W sewn on to it (for Willow – her name). I used a beautiful vintage blanket that I’ve been keeping for something special. I also sent off my final swap of the year. Now I just have to wait to receive some in return
Having a child makes you see things in a different light. I have a new found appreciation for the world and my life. Today we looked after my 6 year old niece as well as our little one. We let her pick what she wanted to do and went to McDonalds for breakfast followed by a trip to the Isle of Wight Zoo. In comparison to our local zoo this zoo was quite small and before Edward we would have walked round within an hour. However we managed to spend four hours looking at the jaguars, lions, tigers, lemurs and monkeys.
My niece gets bored very easily but she enjoyed looking at the animals and there was an activity room, where she was able to look at insects under a microscope. Unfortunately she dropped one of the insect boxes and let a grasshopper escape to his freedom but no-one seemed to mind. She was given a plastic tub to hunt for any insects (except bees, wasps or butterflies!) which would then be identified and she managed to find a grasshopper (not the one she let go earlier).
We had a lovely day out, followed by some geocaching and a bracing walk along Culver Down – can you tell we’re enjoying our holiday!?