First of all I am going to have a shameless, last-ditch attempt to win some Geek-by-proxy points in Lesley's competition before it closes.
Young Fred Locket
Amazingly his turn came round far sooner than he expected so he is now just using his chart to count the days until Halloween! But in the meantime he had to ring his Granny Dog and tell her that you use golden syrup in biscuits!?!
Meanwhile Daisy Locket was off school poorly for a few days last week and decided she needed to make the most of her time spent lying on the sofa by sewing some shoes for Beatrix (her mahoosive rag doll).
We used the Heather Bailey Bitty Booties pattern and, with very little help once I'd shown her the stitches, this is what she produced
and here is young Beatrix proudly modelling them
Daisy went back to school today and the little shoes have gone too so she can show them to her teacher and her friends.
In doll related news, Fred's "Adam Friend" doll went through the wash the other day but I was rather shocked to find him like this
and even more concerned when I went back out later to see this
The poor kid! But I bet these cruelties paled into insignificance when I chucked him in the tumble dryer a couple of hours later!
Moving swiftly on to:
a rather depressing shot of the allotment
a very pretty butterfly in mum and dad's garden (have you noticed how much fewer there seem to be this year?)
and finally the real reason for this whole post
Mum and Dad's new puppy Milly!
She's totally adorable! Only 9 weeks old and so good. I wish we could have brought her home with us!
P.S. did you notice Daisy's lovely new socks, just finished by Granny Dog?