The Blog-along – a summary
So April has been an interesting month! I participated in Effy’s blog along where we had to blog every day for 30 days, the commitment to the challenge was to read and comment on 3 other blogs. I have really enjoyed the commitment to writing something every day, I have surprised myself that I have done it, and I am wondering what my commitment to this will be going forward! I am sure no-one will want to hear from me every day, but hubby said creating a schedule will be good for me and my readers as we will all know when I am likely to post, that’s a good idea right?!?! I have to say that every blog I read was interesting and inspiring, I genuinely will carry on following the blogs and commenting. I have never done anything like this before and it has been a fun and interesting month, I feel I’ve made some internet buddies too! Its been such a good month.
My Art Challenge
I have also been doing my own art challenge this month where I have made use of 3 notebooks I bought and tested each of them using different mediums. It’s been interesting and a bit stressful too coming up with my own designs for the day, but to put the books through their tests and made decisions on what they and I do and don’t like has been fun. The books vary in price and quality, and I do feel I have a clear winner of the “won’t buy this again” category, and maybe a less clear “this is my favourite” category! I will be posting a full review on each book in the coming days so watch this space!
My daily journal page today was completed whilst we had an hour in front of the TV watching Castle before the kids came home from school – I know a bit cheeky but that is what a holiday day is for right ? Today was done in the Scribble and Dot notebook.
Here is today’s Fairy coloured with Alcohol Markers, I copied yesterdays and then just put the markers over the top of the copy version, so its not on the right paper, but its OK its come out not too badly as far I am concerned.
May Challenges I am considering
Hubby had the day off work today, he spent time working in the garage. He is making new furniture for our sons bedroom, so this morning was very bizarre. I had the house to myself, in utter silence and it was blissful. I vacuumed right through, I pottered with some other bits and bobs of housework and I sat at my desk and caught up on email admin in silence!!! No radio, no hubby chatting on the phone, no hubby chatting to me. Just the cat occasionally mewing for attention, and hubby occasionally coming in to say hi and show me the latest bit of his creation – he is very clever. I know this all sounds boring and weird but… this is possibly only the 4th time since March 2020 that I have been IN THE HOUSE ALONE!!!! It was heaven. I was able to do what I wanted without having to worry or consider another member of the family and I truly have forgotten what that feels like. I love him being here, and I will miss this when he eventually has to return to the office, but I do miss my space too. So I chose to have silence, tea and biscuits (I made them for hubby too) and catch up on housework and email admin and some art time.
I received a delivery from Pen Pusher and so I needed to test that out. It’s a Parallel Pen made by Pilot to do “fancy writing”! Its such a lovely pen, I’ve wanted to be able to write like this since I was a girl in high school, maybe now I can actually find time (ha ha) to try to do it.
I’ve just had the BEST surprise this evening! My amazing husband has had a T-shirt made with my brand logo on it! This photo I hope shows how genuinely happy I am about it.
Blogs I Follow
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