Saturday, 22 February 2014

Half Term travels

This half term holiday week has been dominated with activities for Jacob.

We started with a tennis tournament in Taunton, not too flooded near the tennis centre.  We then had a tournament in Southampton.  Both tournaments were outdoor events, but thankfully the rain held off long enough each day for the games to be completed and 3 more wins were logged and progress against a mutch higher ranked opponent. Jacob has then had a social event with the Wiltshire Unit for the 2015 World Scout Jamboree and has another tennis tournament tomorrow.  Jacob now has his own blog, detailing his preparations for the world jamboree.  You can follow him and his fund raising and training at

23rd World Scout Jamboree Blog -
I have still found time for some crafting and made a valentine's card, inspired by the Docraft weekly challenge.  This was interesting for me as I don't normally put a lot of elements on one card, but I was rather pleased with the outcome.

Valentine Card #docraft weekly challenge
Josh has been busy with some tennis coaching work and kicking off the revision for this year's AS level exams in May/June.

The grand cleaning challenge has continued and we have decluttered and tidied the conservatory this week.  This room meets so many needs and functions.  It stores some of the outdoor items during the winter, I keep all my craft stash in there, it has our "launch pad" for morning items for the "school/college/work" run, the recycling lives here between fortnightly collections and it is a family space to sit in the sunshine (yes we even had a little of that this week!).

This is just some of my craft stash tidied and organised, ready to work on.

This week's Bible passage has inspired my crafting as well:
There is no fear in love.
But perfect love drives out fear,
because fear has to do with punishment.
The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
1 John 4:18

Our prayer as a family this week is for all those involved in working with children and young people, especially volunteers, who give up their time to inspire and encourage young people to find their place in society.  May we recognise the good in our children and young people and not hear and believe the reports in the press that paint them in a bad light.

With God's blessing from my family to yours,

Jo x

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