Thursday, 11 October 2018

Reasons to be Cheerful: Steampunk and Ladybirds #R2BC

R2BC at Mummy from the Heart 

Thank you everyone who joined in last week and shared the linky love. I hope you have had a chance to visit all the other happy linkers! Don't forget to comment and share each other's posts to make us all even more cheerful... Here are my reasons to be cheerful this week:

1) Sci-Fi Weekender

I won tickets to this event months ago and it was our first convention. Not only did I catch up with an old friend but we made some new ones and my son now wants to be a Steampunk:


A full post or two to follow but here is a taster of the cosplay:


2) Finished Project

This was my final Anderson shelter:



3) Ladybird invasion

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

#TeacherTuesdays World War One Trench Model

World War One Trench Model

This week's challenge was a model of a World War One trench on a limited budget! First up the lid of a copier box had part of the sides cut out, display border stapled on and the top edge folded in. I then stuck tea died bandages on the folded cardboard to act as sandbags. A few used tea bags and some polystyrene packaging for more internal sandbags:

World War One Trench Model

Mud coloured paint liberally added:

World War One Trench Model

Today we added more polystyrene sandbags, a wooden ladder to reach the trench front and some more little features:

World War One Trench Model

More photos:

Monday, 8 October 2018

#MotivationalMonday for #WorldMentalHealthDay2018


October 10th is World Mental Health Day for 2018. I didn't realise this when I asked the followers of Not Much Sense and Sensibility for their tips for looking after mental health. My daughter and I have created our latest YouTube video to include these ideas. (At the time of writing this it hasn't uploaded yet!). 

We are also focussing on mental health on our Instagram and here are the key messages this week: