Another potential local disaster:
A new friend for Henry from a great pattern by Larissa. Don’t be alarmed that he seems to be reading the Famous Five upside down… it’s one of those clever books with 2 stories in one.
Techers have kindly been emailing homework through so we manage a bit of maths and a bit of language every day. Henry and the monkey now find themselves the stars of a children’s book Sophie has written and published as part of a language assignment. It’s called Hemi Te Makimaki. Thank goodness for Grandad and his super duper printer and mean cloth binding skills.
And I’ve been sewing while watching the US Open and the first episode of Project Runway. A swishy summery dress from a piece of vintage silk I’ve been hoarding since January. It’s very pretty.
In a few hours we’re leaving town for New Zealand’s premier alpine spa destination. Tim has been working for the Emergency Services as well as checking in with his day job and he’s beyond exhausted. I think we could all do with a bit of a break.