Today I pootled off towards Bristol to visit one of the potential places I could be based as a Health visitor. It's in a place called Knowle and is south of the actual city. From my perspective it is much easier to travel to as I wouldn't have to negotiate the city centre traffic. The HVs are based in a purpose bulit health centre with a walk-in centre next door and the team has at present 1 HV, 1 community children's nurse and 3 nursery nurses. The health visitor Margaret showed me around and gave a g8 insight into the area and the way in which the team works. She is obviously an extremely experienced health visitor and I felt really comfortable speaking with her. I asked loads of questions and felt that I could fit in comfortably there. I also chatted with Anne the community chidlren's nurse who has only worked in the area since January herself. She was extremely positive about her experiences and I strongly feel this is the place I supposed to be. I will praying hard that this is so.
On my way home I saw fields of these
...............oil seed rape. It is amazing how they have suddenly gone from green to yellow gold. The views coming home were just like a patchwork of yellow and green mixed in the odd sheep and cows! I have been trying to find some decent bluebell woods and have been given a tipoff so hopefully some bluewell woods to scrapboook soon.
This evening was Brownies and we crafted like mad. There was glimmery pearlescent paint, glitter paper and fabric, beads, wool, feathers and all to make talking sticks, a Native American way of giving individuals within a powwow a voice. We are doing a badge whcih is addressing disabilities and had a lady with her guide dog last time. There was an awful lot of painting and mess by the end but hey, that's what we all do for out art isn't it?!
This arrived today.............
I've coveted this punch for ages and have trawled through the Internet to find it at the cheapest possible price. Using a bracket punch will help me enhance my minibooks which I havent shared much of but I like making so watch this space.
I also got this via Amazon. Now I never buy books at full price and often find that the most reasonable prices prices are via other groups within Amazon's site. Sometimes I but the used or new books from another seller and I have excellent buys from both. The Book Depository is excellent and very quick delivery and is always competitively priced. I have wanted a basic but very well explained sewing book for a while. My mum taught me hand sew when I was a child and as a seamstress she also taught me dressmaking so I'm not too bad, but a book is also excellent revision and support and since I have had my sewing machine, I've wanted to make some better things for myself and my home. I'm not the best stitcher by any stretch of the imagination but I've made myself dresses etc in the past. So I got this little gem................
It's got really clear pictures and instructions and some g8 projects to try.
Finally the monatana clematis has finally flowered on my wall and pretty baby girl today was enjoying rolling in the dust..................I can feel a fight with the brush coming on..............wish me luck.