Long Weekend, Drama and Crochet

We had a long weekend with the kids being off for a teacher training day on Friday. Of course they asked Boo to go in for extra SATS revision which I declined for her. I’m going to be so happy when these SATS are over. Roll on June!

Friday passed by quietly and Saturday was going well. Graham took the Little Man out to see his nan and he took his bike to play on. When he came home he went out into the street to play. I think he’s too young to play in the street but his Dad thinks I’m being over protective. We do live in a quiet grove with very little traffic. He can’t go far and we can see him from the window. But he wasn’t out long before he came back home saying some older boys had been mean to him.

Then while we were cooking dinner, Boo had a fainting turn in the bathroom smashing her face on the toilet. We had trouble getting her to regain consciousness so called an ambulance which arrived very quickly. Fortunately, Boo had recovered by then but the paramedics spent an hour checking her over, making sure she was okay. We were advised to take her to the GP, or call again if she passed out again.

Thankfully she didn’t pass out again and the GP diagnosed a UTI. I know water infections can be nasty, but poor Boo really has suffered. She’s back at school today though, the medicine is working well.

More Drama

The rest of the weekend wasn’t completely drama free though. My tumble dryer broke down!! Oh my goodness, we are a family of seven, my washing mountain is higher than Everest and I have enough trouble getting through it as it is. Without a tumble dryer I don’t stand a chance. How did we cope in the old days? I remember many years ago I would have clothes horses all over the house, and the fire guard was great for drying baby clothes. Of course in the summer I had three washing lines in the garden. We didn’t have radiators back then, but they have been used to dry towels since the tumble dryer broke.

I thought I had it insured but it turned out that it had expired back in December. So Graham figured out what was wrong and I ordered a new heater and we both sat and watched YouTube videos on how to fix it. Fingers crossed it works.

Today I’ve had my new crochet magazine arrive. I’m taking parting in a crochet along, or CAL as it’s called. I’m making a really nice blanket, well I hope it will turn out really nice. It’s going to take a year to make it!

My latest project is a bear with little separate outfits. Her name is Betty and she’s a little bit wonky but I enjoyed making her. I’m just making her a dress, coat and some boots, so when I’ve finished I’ll let you meet her. I so want my buttons I ordered to turn up now.

I’m no expert at crochet but I love learning. The lovely Tracy over on Hooks and Dragons has some great crochet patterns to share and it was there I found the pattern for my dragon scale fingerless gloves.

crocheted fingerless gloves


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  1. March 20, 2018 / 4:07 pm

    Those gloves look fabulous. Sorry to hear about the tumble dryer that is a nightmare. fingers crossed. Sounds like a good weekend though xx #keepingitreallinky

  2. March 20, 2018 / 6:40 pm

    What a weekend!
    Aww! Poor Boo. I hope she is feeling better now. It must have given you all such a scare.
    We don’t have a tumble dryer and it is a nightmare at this time of year. Good luck with fixing yours. Eek! x

  3. March 20, 2018 / 9:49 pm

    I’ve had UTI’s and they are no fun. I never fainted tho – that’s scary. Got my fingers crossed for the dryer and your crochet that all goes well. #keepingitreal

  4. March 23, 2018 / 4:51 am

    Hi Anne, poor Boo, UTI’s are no fun, at least the medication is working though. I can understand your concern for at letting Little Man play outside, especially if there are nasty boys around… I hope you got your tumble dryer working! I’m having a nightmare imagining the washing piled up. .. Betty sounds really cute with her outfits, I think we should start a wonky animal society. I bet there are more wonky soft toys than non-wonky!

    Thank you for linking up with #keepingitreal.


  5. March 23, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    Hope the tumble dryer is fixed by now! We don’t own one so in bad weather our house looks like a laundry. However I do look after one at work and when it broke recently we also used YouTube for the repair video, worked a treat. A belated comment from #keepingitreal (I get there eventually!)

  6. March 28, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    Oh UTIs can be nasty – I’m glad your little one is feeling better. I think hubby and I will have the same disagreements about playing out on the street when my girls get bigger too…!

    And congratulations on having this post added to the BlogCrush linky by a fellow blogger! #blogcrush

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