Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Yarn Along

I am joining in with Ginny of Small Things again this week. I have the yarn to knit a sweater for Julia, but as Hannah,Dan,Sophia and Isaac are coming to stay this weekend I thought I'd use up some yarn from my stash and knit Get Ziggy for Isaac. I love the envelope neck and cables. I'll start Julia's once I've finished!
I am reading 'Farewell to the East End' by Jennifer Worth, it is the third in a set of books about the author's life in the East End of London in the 1950s when she worked there as a district midwife and nurse. It is a fascinating insight into life after WW2 and into the history of midwifery in Great Britain.The first book has been turned into a BBC TV series entitled 'Call The Midwife', if it makes to your screens in the USA I'm sure you will enjoy it, and if not the books are well worth reading.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Yarn Along!

Here I am joining with Ginny of Small Things for Yarn Along.
I am reading 'The Reason for God' by Timothy Keller, I bought it for my daughter who is at University, I thought I had better read it first and my husband wants to read it too! I think she will find it helpful when talking to friends who question her about her Christian faith.
I am knitting an Oatmeal pullover from Rowan Purelife Renew. I am on to the first sleeve, so nearly finished!

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Home Ed and Exams

It was very remiss of me to fail to mention that Julia took her first public exam in October last year, the results were published towards the end of January. She took CIE O level R.E. and got a B- so well done Julia!
For all of Lydia's IGCSEs we used an exam centre in Bristol which was very expensive in time and money although we had no complaints about the centre itself. We used the same centre for this first exam for Julia.
After a bit of Internet searching I found a school in Torquay which accepts external candidates for Edexcel IGCSEs. Julia and I went to visit the examinations officer and all is now in place for her to sit 3 IGCSEs in May/June this year. So lots of Physics, History and English Language work going on at the moment!

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Visiting Isaac

 We have just come back from a week in Brighton, visiting the Durdin clan, and meeting our grandson Isaac for the first time.
Here is Sophia cuddling Isaac( don't worry there were adults nearby!)
Sophia's new boots!
Sophia breakfasting!
 He is a lovely calm little baby, his big sister Sophia is very loving to him- lots of kisses and cuddles.
The arrival of three extra bodies was more than Pinafore could stand so Hannah and Dan's friends Matt and Jo very gallantly offered to swop living spaces so that the week was spent in a flat and not on a boat!
We are all looking forward to our Easter holiday, in the Lake District, with all the family( including Daniel and Sara- but no dogs!), it will be the next time we see Isaac and I'm sure he will of grown loads!