I love Autumn. Actually, I love winter, spring and summer too, but all for different reasons. But autumn is fun with the children and with leaves and stuff like that. We had a competition recently. They had to make a face out of what they found lying around...they set about it really eagerly. Wow. Mum was actually going to choose and prove which was her favourite!!!! (which incidently and for the record, I definitely don't have, as they are all so wonderful). Anyway, some 20 minutes later, and after a lot of giggling, the judge set out to judge the results, having not informed them that there were three categories. The under 8s. The 8-11s. And the 12s and overs. They pointed out that this meant there was only one entry in each category, but were very happy with their prize...A piece of chocolate for each category.
So, the winner of the under 8s category: The judge particularly like the big big smile on this entry.
And the winner of the 12 and over category. A very carefully thought out entry, with clever use of props, and wonderful colour:
And the 8-11s entry, which showed wonderful attention to detail and another cheery smile:
Well done all three of you!!! That was a lot of fun. xxx
Speaking of prize giving, I'm the lucky recipient of another award, this time from Amy at Home acre. I love it! I love getting awards. Thank you. I'll display it very proudly. It's so nice to know my blog is read and appreciated.
I've also received another lovely treat from Melmel, which I'll photograph and post soon. You are such a lovely blog friend, but you are very naughty. Thank you so much.
And finally, pictures of my 12 year old's party table. Now, she was lucky. She had a party for 10 or 11 of her friends from her old school... with this table... (Melmel - you may recognise something that looked so lovely on the table we just had to add it!):
and this cake:
and then another party for 4 of her new friends with this table...
and these cupcakes, which I've tried to post the right way up, but which insist on flipping over sideways. Don't know why.
She wanted to bowl for her party. So muggins spent a couple of hours in the local bowling alley on a Saturday, and a couple of hours on a Sunday. She had a fabulous time. I managed to grin my way through the bowling! You may guess that this is not my favourite activity. And in the face of embarrassment from my little darling, I couldn't even take my crochet. But it was all great fun.
Off for my tea now - bangers and mash cooked by my lovely hubs. Yum!