Has become a constant companion.
This photo includes all 10 albatross we saw today. 4 nestlings, two teenagers and four parents.
I’m off to Dunedin for Unwind today. Normally Inigo holds my hand for take off and landing, but since he’s not travelling with me, he made me this. A mini Inigo to hold while I’m feeling nervous.
Today was Squid’s first day at AGE. All morning people kept telling me what a great kid he is, and how much they are looking forward to having him around. He practically leapt out of the car to go inside, and left me in the dust. I had some admin stuff to sort out, so I followed him in, and then watched as he marched up the street, deep in conversation with Anne.
I picked him up, and was again told how well he had fit in with the group, how sweet and empathetic he is, and what a lovely addition to the school. He didn’t want to leave. He’s decided on Tuesdays and Fridays as his AGE days, Tuesday for the Chess Master, and Fridays for Dance, Drama, Cooking, Feasting, and Celebration of Learning. And I think Technology and Robotics too.
We have more assessments to come, and we are still waiting for the official paperwork fro the ministry, but for now, it is easy to feel like we have made the right choices for him this year.
Huge thanks to Karen for dropping over an amazing K’Nex set that she has saved from when her kids were budding engineers. It is already taking over the living room!
Tifan is going to stay with Lonely Meow tomorrow. They will socialise her with other cats, have her desexed, and find a terrific home for her.
We are sad, but we grow more attached to her each day, so it’s only going to get harder.
This week I published my first paid pattern on Ravelry, A Hat for Who.
It’s super stretchy, and fits a huge range of head sizes. It features a novel cast on, and a few fun techniques to make finishing easier.
The initial discount period is over, and I’ve had a gratifying number of sales, but if you are itching to cast on, drop me a line and I can send you your own discount code, just so I can get a few more projects happening.
And here is my favourite model wearing his.