You may or may not notice but I have not blogged since last Tuesday. It was not a planned absence from blogland, but sometimes it just happens. Did I miss much?
So here are a few of the things I have been up to, and some lessons learned along the way:
I attended a Pampered Chef party, where I also displayed my jewelery for sale. The Pampered Chef party was fun, and I am hosting one next week myself. I bought a few of their products a few years ago, and every item has lasted really well. If you love Pampered Chef, please tell me your top-rated product.
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Promoting and selling my own jewelery was a bit nerve wrecking but it was well received, I sold quite a number of items, and have spent since then making new items to replenish my stock. Here are a few new goodies I have created.
I rarely wear a dress, and it is several years since I bought one, but I found one I loved in Gap which I wore for the first time on Sunday. Of course I made some new jewelery to match (a good excuse to visit The Bead Shop in Annahilt) too. So this week I learned that maybe dresses are so bad after all. Can’t find the dress on-line to share, but it is an aubergine colour, in a fine cord. Here is the jewelery that co-ordinates with it.
I had forgotten how much fun it is to shell peas which were a gift from my brother-in-laws vegetable garden. The kids loved it too, popping them open and emptying the contents, and almost as many were eaten raw as were left to cook.
Monday will go down as the first (and probably not the last) day when my son had an “incident with a marker pen” which is how his P1 teacher described it. My son decided that white-board marker pens were also for drawing on faces, hair and school jumpers. Fortunately it was only his own face etc that he drew on, but then another child copied him and drew on her face too.
He looked suitable sheepish as I collected him from school but as you can see, he had soon recovered by the time I took this photo (with pen marks still visible!)
Finally, I learned it is fun to view your own country through the eyes of another – I mentioned meeting up for lunch with Jen, and you can read all about her trip to Ireland on her blog. She has some great photos, and managed to find some very eccentric places to stay too. For those of you who dream of a trip to Ireland (and we both know who you are!) this might give you a glimpse of what delights are in-store for you when you do finally make it over here.
For more lessons learned, visit Jo-Lynne where you can find lots of other bloggers who are willing to share their lessons too.
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