I only realised today that I hadn’t updated my stitching this week. See this is what happens on holidays, our days are started when we wake, not to the awful alarm clock, there is no rushing to get out the door on time, if we get it done great if not well thats just great to lol. The only down side so far has been the terrible rain so far. The children are off a week and apart from an hour here or there outside they have been indoors so this afternoon we piled into the car to take advantage of the dry afternoon and we headed to the forest for a walk and to get rid of some built up energy.
We headed out to Mullaghmeen ( mull – a – mean ) which is just outside our town and happens to be the largest planted beech forest in Europe. Here is a link to some more info on it Mullaghmeen Forest
Here are a couple of photos from our afternoon, everyone enjoyed tramping around among the trees and mud and I had lots of happy tired faces on returning to the car !
|Here we are at the start, we were doing the yellow trail today.|
|Princess Elizabeth decided to have a sit down for some of the way.|
|The boys walked it all and Elizabeth a good bit at the start and end, here they are having a rest at the end.|
|Alan and Caoimhe at the end.|
|Dominic and James checking out the other routes for the next day.|
No doubt we’ll have more trips to the forest on other days, some of the longer trails will need the smaller ones staying at home but they should be good also.
I have been stitching this past week also in case you were wondering. I have been working on the Hogwarts Crest over the weekend and I have a small amount to fill in on the first page. Here is what it looks like.
On Saturday night I watched a movie and there was a quote in it I loved and decided on Sunday morning to try and chart it out for myself. I have to say this was totally enjoyable and I spent most of Sunday after mass and chores quiet happily with graph paper and pencil in my hand. I may be tempted to try doing more charting of things and ideas myself !
I won’t reveal a picture just yet, I’m currently doing out the stitching of it, I get to be my own sample stitcher rofl !
But I will reveal it next week if I get it all done. Once its done I will be going back to work on Hogwarts as James birthday is in August and I just don’t know will it get complete.