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Sunday, 22 November 2015


Hello All.

I've had a busy time of late.  We had a mock Ofsted inspection at school.  We had a new head in September so this is going to trigger a visit from the real Ofsted pretty soon. The 'Inspector' spent several days with us, made lists of notes and comments and managed to put the wind up everybody.  Times like these I'm pleased I'm a teaching assistant and not a teacher.

Mr Clicky and Me went to Birmingham last weekend with our very dear friends S and B to have a wander around the German Market and have an evening out.  It rained and rained and rained.  I had hoped to bring you lots of lovely Christmassy Pictures of twinkling lights and German gifts.  In reality my phone's camera didn't seem to like the rain ~ can't say I blame it neither did I ~ and I bring you one picture of the big wheel.  Too wet to go on.  We walked from one end of the market to the other at which point S mentioned he had a drip of water going down his back and my boots had leaked through the leather so we retired to a nice warm pub.  We dried out and walked back up to Brindley Place where we were staying and enjoyed another few bars until we went out for a very nice Italian.
On Friday afternoon Mr Clicky and me went to see Spectre.  I love a trip to the cinema in the winter.  Go in in the daylight, get lost in fantasy for a couple of hours and come out in darkness.  I also love a Bond movie and this was no exception. 

On Saturday I made some twine balls.
 They are really easy, blow up a balloon to the size you want,  dip garden twine in PVA glue and twist it around your balloon.
 I had a lovely time getting gluey.
 When it's all dry, pop your balloon and you're left with a hard twine ball.  I haven't added a hanging ribbon yet I might use them in a glass jar.
Today I carried on with tree decorations whilst whipping up a cauldron sized pot of bolognese for weekday suppers.  I'd forgotten just how nice it is working with felt, and I'm very pleased with the green tree.  I also forgot hanging loops for the fabric trees, something I'll try and sort out this week.  
I had a minor panic today when I realised the Twelve Days of Christmas Swap that Jo at Through the Keyhole is running needs sending on the 5th of December.  Two weeks!  Best I get a move on.

The last (not very exciting) thing to show you is our living room light.  We've had this Ikea light fitting up for 15 years (blimey!) when we moved into our then new house.
We decided to go for some fancy bulbs that seem to be all the rage at the moment.  I wonder if they'll be here in 15 years time!
Righto that's me for now, have a super week.

See you soon................Clicky Needles.


  1. Looks like you've been making lots of neat things for the holidays! I'm still concentrating on Thanksgiving which is in 4 days. Then I'll stress out about Christmas. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Wow you are busy, mock Ofsteds are a necessary evil and do help the real thing, but the stress levels within school do escalate, I know. Your crafting projects look fab, always wanted to try the twine thing but have not ever managed to get round to it, you are pushing me in the right direction. Anyhoooo, thought I would pop by and say hello and we are partnered up by Amy for the Christmas card swap. My email address if you would like to send me your postal address and then I can send you min is eclectichomeandlife(at)gmail(dot)com Look forward to hearing from you , Selma x

  3. Those twine balls are cute. I'd like to try to do them and it seems they are quite easy to do. And those Christmas trees are just adorable!

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