A rather full and fun week



I haven’t actually wrote a family post for a week. I do have rather a bit to cover. Nothing of importance but we have had a good week :).

Starting last Sunday one of our local country clubs had a FREE family funday – its the China Fleet Country Club, in Saltash, Cornwall. It has strong links with the Navy and as hubby is in the Navy we have free membership, which is amazing.

The free family funday was great. There were free rides, free games, free bouncy castles, free candy floss, free entertainment. It was great. The kids had a whale of a time, as we don’t go to fairs etc often due to the cost and the fact no 3 can’t deal with really busy places with his autism and sensory processing disorder. As we went early on it was quiet and he had a great time.

The hubby took the youngest two for a walk. No 3 also is wary of dogs. Apparently 3 came running up to them, number 3 said ‘ooooooooohhhhhh!!!!! a doggy army!!!’ he is so great with the language he is learning πŸ™‚ The hubby was in stitches πŸ™‚

He does have bad days though. He has a chromosome disorder 47 XYY syndrome (which means he has an extra Y chromosome). His form of autism is a rare form, called pathological demand avoidance (PDA). It means that he has problems with demands being placed upon him. He gets very anxious if he feels out of control. He has a special needs buggy as, as well as the behavioural issues which means we have to be able to strap him in for safety, he also has hypermobility. Most mornings is a real struggle and we have to follow certain strategies in order to get him to school. The main one of these is to give him choices, which mean him getting to school but him feeling in control, so a couple of times a week he goes to school in pyjamas (or a superhero costume haha) IMG_3131

This particular morning we had to wear our pjs and take a boat haha πŸ™‚

I got a delivery of some sale fabric and some sale simplicity patterns from daisybuds fabric shop IMG_3133

Can’t wait to make the dottie angel kids frock especially

I have cut out a few dottie angels to be getting on with:

I have sewn the adult one up as of writing this blog post, will do a separate post as it went quite a bit better than the first time πŸ™‚

I have been trying to make the most of the youngest as he’s starting school in September. He isn’t 4 until the middle of August so I’m so very sad. This week as we were in Plymouth looking around a high school for the eldest to start in September 2017, we decided to go to the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery. We had a great time. He is so much fun on his own.

On Thursday as well as knit and natter at the core cafΓ© in Saltash I had a Jamberry party. Not one person turned up. Not one. Just my friend who came to help. I was gutted, but hey ho. I think it still looked nice. IMG_3317

I have given myself a new jamicure, and also met another friend for coffee and applied the ones she bought off me at my launch party for her.

Hubby and I organised a works party to paint this building when they were trying to re-open it as a community place. We didn’t choose the paint haha – although I quite like it πŸ™‚

I have also been practising my papercutting more, these designs are all paperpanda by the way πŸ™‚

My favourite is the teapot πŸ™‚

Yesterday there was a vintage fayre at a local National Trust place – Cotehele – beautiful place. The kiddiwinks all loved it. Their favourite bits was of course the vintage cars.

It was a great day. Wish we’d of been able to spend longer.

So, that’s been our week! Hope you’ve all had a good one too πŸ™‚

Busy days

Although I’m missing my friend, I have had a lot to do which has taken my mind off of things a little bit.

On Wednesday I had a friends association meeting to attend for the school, to organise some summer events to raise money for some new equipment.

During the day on Wednesday hubby had taken the youngest to Porth beach in Cornwall, for a beach clean he had organised with some newly qualified submariners and surfers against sewage. The youngest had a great time being the centre of attention:

On Thursday mornings I usually attend a knit and natter local group, run by creative space Cornwall, at a local community centre. Β At the moment we a making knitted squares for the St Germans festival in July to yarn bomb a tree (? :/ ?) haha. We do plan on making the squares into blankets for the homeless once they have been finished with. We have yarn bombed previously, but on a much smaller scale. so this should be interesting! IMG_0552

I have quite a few sewing projects in the pipeline. I have been cutting and preparing for those these last couple of days as the hubby has been busy with his coaching and work commitments it has taken me a couple of days! haha

I’m looking forward to starting the actual sewing soon πŸ™‚ look out for the pattern reviews πŸ™‚

On a Friday IΒ go to the ‘Make It…’ craft classes again with creative space Cornwall. At the moment we are doing paper cutting classes. If you have ever seen paper cutting you will have seen it can be absolutely beautiful. What you may not know though is that it is very relaxing, enjoyable and satisfying. You feel you can achieve quite a bit in a relatively short space of time. Have borrowed a cutting board and knife until next week so if I get time I can have a bit more practise :).

At the rock pooling session last weekend one of the leaders mentioned that my eldest might benefit from taking rock climbing sessions as he seemed to have a natural ability. The hubby took him, the girly and the youngest tonight to the local rock climbing place. The older 2 climbed and the hubby and youngest watched. The youngest then came home having learnt a few new tricks…

The youngest really is a bit of a wild child haha πŸ™‚

You may be aware that our no3 has autism. He has never really been one to draw, he can write his name, but doesn’t see the point in writing anything else, and certainly not drawing unless there is a purpose to it. So when the hubby found this picture in his bag I was so very touched. I’m going to get a frame and hang it in my sewing corner. It means so very very much to me πŸ™‚ The fact his first inteligible drawing was associated with me has really touched me, as with him we haven’t always felt he even knew we were ‘special’ people to him, not just people who lived in the same house. He is a lot more engaged with us now, but this was still lovely πŸ™‚

This is the picture of my sewing machine and him as he is typically enjoying milk πŸ™‚

Anyway, hope your week has been good and will blog again soon πŸ™‚