This week has been pretty hectic, but I am managing to stay sane – just.
I have made some beads for the Bead Soup Swap that I am about to enter – more about that later, when I will post pics.
On the family front there is a lot going on.
My eldest child has been revising like mad for three weeks now, he had his first two mock IGCSE’s this week, he is 14. The realisation of exactly how much revision is needed to feel confident about taking these exams has now dawned on him, bless, he has worked so hard that I am sure he will do well. Trying to keep the house quiet for revision has proved a major challenge, as scamp number two seems to think that the void of silence needs to be filled with his voice, usually with the proclamation “melons” at the top of his vocal range…….rather frustrating at times. I have commended my eldest – for not hurting him, even though he wanted to, many times.
It all seemed to be ticking along nicely from last week, until Monday morning, when we had the report of a flood in our London flat, rather worrying as it is on the top floor, it was not raining and the only thing above it is a huge water tank for the block – yikes! Needless to say, a few phone calls later, and a visit into the big smoke were on the cards to sort out the mess. Luckily there was very little damage, a few soggy electrics and a broken light fitting, I managed to sort it all out in about 48 hours – armed with a large cheque book that is!
As I was in North London, I squeezed a visit into Muswell Hill and dropped by on Lou, my oldest friend, who very kindly offered me Coffee, Tea and a Coconut Chicken curry for lunch, before I dashed back to Surrey and picked up Scamp number two from school. I took a Snappie of Lou outside a Tea Importer / purveyor of fine foods http://www.wmartyn.co.uk . Lou is a Tea freak and has a passion for the Leaf like no other person I know, I myself – am a complete philistine when it comes to tea, and will drink just about anything that is wet and warm. Coffee, is another matter completely.
The weekend is now upon me, I have managed to make some Clasps this week too and finish off some Necklaces that I plan to put on my website, along with some other focal beads, that were made on a whim.
Lou outside W Martyn
Check out these Tea Containers – Yum with a Capital Y!
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