Today would have been the first day back at school after the February Half Term break. We would have probably got back from a mad dash to the Alps & back. As it is we are going skiing in a months time, in TERM TIME. We have spent today doing some jobs around the house & will probably take the dog for a walk at Brimham Rocks before tea. Our time is our own. Our thoughts are not controlled by such things as Ofsted & monitoring, they are our own. Yes I still wonder how I might have bought the recent floods or the changing jet stream into my teaching but I am happy to just be ‘interested’ in such things. I still swear at the latest musings of Mr Gove but that proves I am still breathing! Running as a punishment? I wonder if my PE teacher son has picked up on the ministers latest ludicrous suggestions…. sorry policy statements?!!!!
One of the things I have been doing is designing some sock & mitt patterns that I plan to incorporate in an ‘ebook’ called ‘Around Britain on your hands & feet’. Each pattern is named after a place in Britain that I love & the pattern includes some photographs & travel details about the place. The three sock patterns are now for sale as stand alone patterns on Ravelry. They are Rozel, Balevullin & Tarr Steps. That takes in Jersey, Tiree & Exmoor so far! They are for sale on my Ravelry design page ‘Fromonthehill’s Blog’. I hope to have the ebook ready by mid March. The three mitt patterns exist in a wooly form -I just need to write up the patterns!