Sunday, 28 June 2009

Busy week.....

Well I've been back to work for a week & what a busy week it's been, our sale started on Thursday so I had to work late to set up etc. On Saturday it was so busy, I sat at the furniture ordering point nearly all day doing really complicated orders & interest free credit...... I was bushed when 5.30 came.

I had agreed to go out with Penny to this.....

It was in a open air play in Crediton's town square and very good it was too. Although after a stressful day it maybe wasn't the best place to go.....after the first 15 mins I did wonder what the hell was going on!!!
I'm not a huge Shakespeare fan but this is Penny's favourite play so I went along..... only £5... bargain!!! It went on for 3 hours so you did get your monies worth! It finished at 10.40 so it was a mad rush for the bus & what a bus journey that was...... picture this..... me & Penny discussing a Shakespeare play on a bus full of very drunk people!! It was one of the worse journeys I've ever had.

I thought I'd share this with you.......

On Tuesday I took my first Brownie meeting..... how frightening was that!!
They wanted me to teach the girls how to crochet, which is the reason I joined in January but I was still a bit nervous! I planned to make placemats & coasters so I set them off making a long chain..... there was only 5 girls there but boy was it hard work. One of the mothers said that she was disappointed as her daughter could crochet already.... great I thought she can help the other girls..... well I not sure who taught her but she didn't have a clue!!!!
I decided to make flowers for them to bulk out the coaster as it was taking so long.

It was the first time I've ever seen the girls sit still for the whole 1 3/4 hours..... I had to ask them to pack away & one of them said 'can we not stay all night??'

I think it went down well & they want to do it again..... they did ask if I could teach them how to make flowers..... one step at a time.... I mean lets face it they were rubbish at doing the chain stitch!!!

I've been busy making birthday presents all week so I'll be back to show you them soon..... my weekend starts on Tuesday...can't wait.


  1. Well done teaching the crochet to the Brownies... sounds like you had your work cut out!

    I had my first knitting class on Saturday and I'm having a quick break from my knitting to do a bit of blogging!

    Victoria xx

  2. Well done!! You deserve a medal!!
    You sound just the kind of person they need!!
    Have a lovely week!

    Sharon xx

  3. H Jo,

    Hope you find some time in your busy life to chill out soon!!

    Congrats on the Brownie lesson :-)

    Rose XXX

  4. congrats, sounds like they were very enthusiastic, if nothing else.

    Did chuckle at the bus journey - what is it with you and Penny and nightmare journeys home!!

  5. You'll have to let me know if you do give Liberty's cream tea a go... if not there I highly recommend Fortnum and Mason's. My mum and I go to F&M every Christmas for a cream tea.

    Victoria xx