Autumn leaves and dark evenings are hinting at the change in seasons but the temperature is lagging behind and desires for warm scarves (hand-knitted of course!) and a open fire are having to wait for the time being.
Half-term is starting at the end of next week and before that we have to fit in Harvest celebrations at school, training for a new position at work, visits to yarn stores (ok that is a WANT to fit in not strictly a HAVE to fit in!) with friends, digging and planting up a pond at school, a mountain boarding party, friends to play, work itself and hopefully a bit more bathroom....
# This is just a teaser - I'll be back with more once the light is better! #
So I have decided to be kind and cut myself some slack....and things will probably be a bit quiet around here until the end of the month.
For those of you taking part in my Second Celebration Swap, please remember that 22nd October is the last day for sending packages. Any problems at all just email me (mousy browns house at googlemail dot com) and even if my presence is not obvious here, I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible. In the mean time you can enjoy looking at the wonderful contents of the package Tracey sent to Dawn here and read Tracey's post about Dawn's parcel here.
While following the link to Tracey's post I read her very touching comments about JJ at Little Cotton Rabbits and I would urge you to read what JJ has to say about the difficulties of Mothering an Autistic son in a world where 'different' is seen as dangerous. I would like to encourage you to spread the word to others as it is only by explaining and educating that we can dispel the ignorance and fear and hopefully come to a place where those who need our understanding and compassion won't experience the behaviour that caused JJ to write this post in the first place.
On a lighter note I would also encourage you to check out Annie's next issue of Alphabet Glue, it is jam packed with wonderful projects (like the story bunting above - photo thanks to Annie) and will be playing an important part in our half-term activities here. It is consistently full of inspiring ideas, interesting reads and fantastic crafting opportunities and at only $4 a copy I think it is amazing value for money! A fuller list of contents is in the image below and hopefully by the magic of the internet if you click on it, it should whisk you away to a place where you can buy a copy of Issue 3 (or either of the previous copies if you missed seeing them).
As always, if you want to check up on me in my absence I can still be found posting a photo a day over at Flickr....255 days and counting....