Monday, 30 July 2012

End of month stuff

Good evening (just)

The end of the month is upon us again almost. Month 8 starts of Wednesday - 2/3 of 2012 gone by already!!

Now normally at the end of the month there are 3 lots of mosaics to share - however this month, there is only one :(

There wasn't a Photo Scavenger Hunt this month - am guessing Kathy has been rather snowed under at work :( Seems strange not consulting a list and happily ticking them off.

I've also no entry into the Monthly Makes club - until yesterday afternoon I'd not picked up a crochet hook for over a month!! Hoping with forthcoming Bertie trips I might get my current blanket finished!

So here it it - one mosaic for the end of July - these mosaics hopefully will make up a calendar for our household next year - I just need to make 2 more - one for August and one for September.

For July we have - Big Sons Prom, The Olympic Torch Relay, Little Son in the flood, Sweetpeas from the garden, cherries on the tree, buddleia in bloom, a full moon (at the beginning of the month), end of term sweets and a trip to Southwold.

We're into the 2nd week of the school hols now - settling into the no-school routine. Late nights and late mornings are popular with the boys - along with lots of screen time and the occasion venture out of their rooms for food and chores!!

We're watching lots from London 2012 too. I managed to stay awake for the entire Opening Ceremony - MrVV had a little doze whilst the athletes came in - between C and U - waking in time to see TeamGB. We loved it all - so quirky and British (hoping the rest of the world understood some of the more obscure references). However we all agreed - time for Macca to retire - he really seemed to be struggling.

I'm getting into all sorts of random sports - I'd never seen Handball before but that is my current favourite. I might have to stop cheering on our boys & girls though as it seems that is not helping!!

See you soon.

xxx Vicki xxx


Vintage Jane said...

Lovely photos. So agree with your comment re Macca! We popped down to Weymouth to see the sailing yesterday and found ourselves cheering on Team GB even though we didn't have a clue what they were doing. Someone else recommended handball - I must watch it. M x

Magic Bean said...

Missed Macca- I went to bed at Burkina Faso. Never much cared for him so think I actually missed nowt...
Here's tomore lovely lazy holi-days. And I love thatcherrypic, Ax

Magic Bean said...

... that cherry pic. x

Jacquie said...

Hi Vicki, have a happy time in Bertie when the time comes.
Have to agree about Macca....not good, but the rest was great....loved the industrial revolution chimneys and molten rings ...very effective.
Jacquie x

crafts@home said...

A wonderful mosaic for July, thanks for reminding me we're nearly 3/4's of the way through 2012!!! I loved the opening ceremony, haven't seen much of it since though.
Sue Xxx

Claire said...

i missed the end of the ceremony as i couldnt stay awake but macca must be really getting old now! x

sarah-jane down the lane said...

With you on the Macca front! Wasn't it all so wonderful! Looks as though you have had an epic July too! So much going on right now! Happy days,

Sarah -x-

Jill said...

Hi Vicki- thanks for your comment over on my blog :0) We had such fun with the World map - it's shameful how many Countries I can't place! (must try harder)!
I'm thoroughly enjoying the Olympics. Haven't managed to catch any of the handball yet though.
Great photo mosaic.

The Custards said...

What a lovely idea to have an end of month 'round up' - like looking at a favourite page in an album. Lovely photos
Best wishes

Lisa said...

Hope you are all enjoying the summer hols so far and all the sports you are watching. It's all been so enjoyable.
Lisa x