Thursday, 18 October 2018

Reasons to be Cheerful The Birthday Edition #R2BC

R2BC at Mummy from the Heart 

I've been lucky to be working virtually full time which is great for the bank balance but not so good for blogging! So a slightly later than usual Reasons to be Cheerful but the same simple rules apply:

  1. Link you your happy post
  2. Comment on some of the other blogs to share the love
  3. If you want to grab the code from below
  4. I will comment and share your posts!
Meanwhile here are my birthday reasons to be cheerful:

1) Birthday Princess

I can't quite believe I am now the mum of a 15 year old! She is still as beautiful as she was for her 5th birthday:


2) Birthday relaxation

As part of my shared birthday weekend away with my daughter I had time to chill by a real fire with a book and a glass of lovely red wine:

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

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