Counting my Chickens!!

More like Chicks, chick biscuits to be exact.

Today I had a really busy but positive day, much better than yesterday! The chick biscuit above was a present from two members of my GCSE class who thoughtfully bought me a snack to the after school club I have been running in order for them to finish off their GCSE coursework. They went for this biscuit as I have given up chocolate for lent! So thoughtful.

I must say I am never ceased to be amazed by the youngsters I teach, not just because they buy me biscuits!!, I admire their determination and the hard work they have to put in. So although they will not read this I wish them all luck for their final weeks finishing work.



What a busy weekend we have had again, so much so that I have been told that next weekend we are definitely going walking..... up the Wrekin apparently as Mr Pic n Blos (to be) has had enough of 9-5 and organising Weddings!! HMMM the latter being a wee bit debatable. But he did do well helping to finalise the Wedding Breakfast choices and details of the Reception today!!

We were doing our best to weave through the crowds of shoppers on Saturday whilst buying things for the wedding, we were tired and moody due to the lack of customer service in some stores!! and hunger (I will not go on). Anyway it's amazing how 30 min's in Waterstones can get you back on the straight and narrow. I chanced upon this book and just had to get it. Its full of quirky sock monster ideas and a few bizarre sketches which freak me out a little but hey....

I never really knew about Sock Monsters until I visited the Flair Fair last Christmas and purchased one. Pic of George to follow soon (when I'm less tired). So I was amazed at the weird and wonderful selection of said creatures I found on the net when I looked yesterday.
I had a eureka moments and now I'm planning a project for School making SOCK CREATURES as it will link nicely to the Sustainability module we do.

Watch this space for Sock Monster creations......coming soon!



Why oh why? Do I constantly seek a level of perfection! I always push myself way too much, for what I do not know.....as nobody is ever there with a stopwatch and clipboard telling me to get a move on and work....be creative.....be a good daughter, girlfriend, sister, godmother, auntie, friend!! But still I whiz around like a loony and try as I might fit 101 things into my day. AHHHHHHHHHH I love it!!

Anyway, I was hoping to post earlier this week but as I was busy with the above it never quite happened. SOOO... I am going to do a 2 4 1 offer and blog as if it were, Wednesday and then continue as if it were Sunday. (Its working in my head!)

Wednesday Eve 7.30 ish...... somewhere in the Midlands

After a long day teaching and then staying behind school to assist a troop of Year 11 pupils with their coursework I had a jolly to IKEA Wednesbury. Well more of a mission. I restocked my supply of jars for tidying away those ribbons that I keep purchasing OOOPS (NOTE: If Your'e the FUTURE Mr Pic and Blos overt your eyes from this post!)

I came home and couldn't get in the porch.....Clever Mr Posty had hidden this parcel!! HURRAH The Wedding shoes!

Also on the mat was this little treasure my order from Michala of KAYLACOO. Even the envelope was beautifully adorned with this sketch.

I carefully unwrapped my gorgeous little broach all lovingly sent with ribbon and snippets of lace!! How very thoughtful!!

The FAB GORGEOUS Lil broach. Sorry pic does not do it justice!

AHH The Wedding shoe well an extreme close up! I tried them on carefully as instructed but unfortunately the right one played a creak/squeak tune as I walked. Now I know that I am very particular but if you are spending lots of the hard earned dollars on Wedding shoes you do not want a tune as you gaily trot down the aisle!! So they are going back and I have reordered some different ones. Keep you posted!

So by the end of my squeaky shoe trauma and sorting out tea and general day to day stuff blogging was not high on the list of things to do! Hence the post today.

SCOOBY DOO WIGGLY LINE (back to the present time)

Sunday (A day of rest.....HMMMM not sure about that!)

In fact if you are my boss and close mate Beth.....yep I had such a restful weekend !! Didn't do anything!! (I was told to calm down and chill out this weekend!!)

So after seeing this delight in a glossy mag I thought right........ Lets do a Nigella and get cracking...eggs...cracking see what I did there! Anyway enough... I decided to create a Victoria Sandwich. Surely the reason jam was invented I say!

I'm sort of impressed...well sort of. I guess the proof is in the eating just wasn't quite the picture I wanted its a bit wonky and slightly over cooked.

Whilst I was getting creative in the kitchen I noticed my Madeline tin my nan got me for Christmas! (Thanks nan X). So I thought Id give them a whirl.

I would like to say the ones below are mine!!

But sods law mine got a wee bit stuck!!

So if there is anyone with a penchant for these French little delights and your able to get them out the tin without smashing their delicate little sides just let me know how you do it PLEASE!!

They do taste nice though, I will have to retire now as I have eaten 5 and feel quite tired!! That and the fact I still need to dash to HOBBY CRAFT to obtain the shopping list my GCSE candidates have given me!

Oh and if anyone has a minute maybe you can check out my Art teachers FLICKR site. She was so ace when I was at School it was my all time favourite subject.


Bless! Have a good week everyone ! X