Hi - how are you doing? It's been a couple of weeks since I've blogged. Life is so busy! At work me and Tracy made a Poet Tree - for the poets to hang poems on!
Caroline came up with the idea a few weeks ago - and I saw a branch had blown off the tree outside the library - so I went out to rescue it. We took the dead leaves off it and Tracy added some of her knitting groups' crocheted and knitted leaves. I printed out some pictures of autumnal leaves to scatter around. We think it looks quite effective!
|Poet Tree :-)|
Caroline also wants to encourage people to write their own poems and add them to the tree. So she is going to put the letters
on the back of a leaf - and let people complete them in the form of a short poem. We might use
too. It will be interesting to see what happens! If you want to write one and send it to me - I'll put it on for you :-)
|Still smiling after 50 years!|
|Congratulations Colin & Dilys!|
My mum is on the mend too - she only has another week and then she can get the cast off her arm. She will be very happy when that happens!
I've had a couple of weeks off work! It is so nice to have a break and have a breather. Also, for reasons too complicated to go into here - I have resigned from the Parish Council. This means I will get some leisure time back - and most of my spare room!
|Yes - we actually went on this!|
So, what have we been up to while I've been off?
First of all we went to the Mayor of Newcastle's Firework Display and Funfair - which despite being a wet night was brilliant fun! We went on some very scary rides which made me scream - which I think is a good thing once in a while!! N also won me a BananaMonkey - which is very cute.
The fireworks were pretty impressive too! There were plenty of people there - so hopefully they made lots of money for the Mayor's charities.
We had a Business Lunch on Tuesday as N and his partner at attending the BETT Show 2014 in January and we needed to talk about marketing and other strategies. It should be quite exciting and hopefully will bring in even more orders for Jigsaw School Apps
On Thursday N and I travelled up to the East Riding of Yorkshire to visit my brother Damian, his wife Jan and their daughter Zoe. It was a gorgeous sunny day and the scenery was just beautiful. Despite being delayed by no fewer than three accidents - meaning having to go a very long way round - we really enjoyed the drive. Allerthorpe is a lovely village. There is even a Grade II listed K6 telephone box on the main street!
|I liked the Ghost one myself :-)|
We even got to pick Zoe up from school and she took us to her favourite Outlet Mall - she wanted to buy some pink Van shoes for the next day - as it was non-uniform day. We also had ice-cold milkshakes in the Café Nero. It was fun. Damian had cooked some very tasty lamb shanks in the Aga and Jan had made her (now) famous Guinness Chocolate Cake. It was all very yummy. It was a shame the next day the weather had turned very wet and windy - as we had planned to have a look round York. We decided against that in favour of a late breakfast and more chatting. We had a very nice time :-)
N was very impressed with the Yorkshire beer too!
So, I have another week off. I really need to get on with the final editing of the book - so I can get it into the Kindle store by Christmas.