Tim and I were awakened early this morning by some strange noises.
We couldn’t quite pinpoint where they were coming from.
Finally about 5:30am I got up and was greeted by Jynx prowling into our room.
As you know cats are NOT allowed inside our house.
So he was given a short sharp shift out the door.
I decided then that I may as well get up and do all the banking etc I needed to do on the internet while it was quiet and also hopefully a faster internet connection.
Tim got up soon after and found Mo at the top of the attic stairs.
Both cats were inside – goodness knows how or when they got in.
They didn’t stay inside much longer though!
I was planning to do some reading with the children but by the time breakfast was cleaned up and they got on with their chores and I got Mira organized with her jobs other things happened.
Tim took Takao up the hill to do some more fencing.
Mahalia decided she would help Mira with the cooking so after we had dinner prepared they made peanut butter biscuits and a banana cake. Unfortunately most of them got blackish bottoms but I am sure they will get eaten.
Shanni and Azzan were browsing through a craft book. Azzan has gone through it many times drooling over all the things he wants to make and has multitudes of bookmarks all through it. So I suggested to Shanni that they settle on one thing and actually make it. So they decided to make a rag doll. It was a very basic one that you just cut out the shape yourself. While Shanni cut it out and sewed it Azzan cut up all the leftover bits into smaller pieces for the stuffing.
She had to go over the stitching a few times to get the seams wide enough and then they stuffed it. It took a lot…
By this time it was lunch so we cleared up and ate.
After lunch Tim took everyone around to Cape Horn to gather firewood.
There is a big muddy slip blocking the road so the little folk wanted to go play in it
When they returned they had to strip off and hose themselves down.
After they were cleaned up Shanni proceeded to make some clothes for the doll.
She found that you have to allow seam allowances etc
Finally she got a dress done and then she made a hat with a tassel on top.
She was very proud of her efforts and Azzan was delighted.
He has called her Milly (after Thoroughly Modern Milly!)
Nathan did some maths and is going to have to do some history revision as I decided he wasn’t giving it his best shot.
Tonight at dinner Azzan sat in his normal seat – at my left elbow.
He kept on reaching out to tap mmy arm to get my attention to talk to me.
I was getting a bit fed up so told him not to tap me again until he had finished his dinner.
He tapped me again and said he wanted to ask me 3 questions, I said to wait as I was listening to Bri.
Then when I was ready to listen it was
‘No really I want to ask 4.
But I can’t remember what they were now.’
Azzan told me this morning that he wanted to move back into Mahalia’s
room ‘because we are friends now and are not going to fight’ – well,
that lasted till tonight! He is back in his bunk so Shanni is
delighted. She reckoned it was the best news she had heard all year
He is not very settled in his bunk tonight though – he and Hali just don’t seem to be
able to get it together so I am about to go read the riot act!!
It is a very wild and windy night tonight.
Time to close down and find my book I think.