It’s that time of the year again – school book covering time! Well, for Bessie anyway, she got her book list before school finished last year.
Book covering was revolutionised this year with the introduction of 3M pre-cut tape strips. Where have they been all my life?
Bessie and I have been rather crafty this week:
A tote for her best pal’s birthday – refining her silk-screening skills. She did most of this on her own, with a bit of guidance.
A library bag for her little brother (lined, no less!) – requiring an emergency dash to the fabric store this morning.
Don was both crafty and frugal and whipped himself up some clam chowder for lunches this week.
Although I am a big fan of bivalve molluscs, I find the thought of clam chowder terribly unsettling. I think it is the seafood / cream / bacon combo. I could barely set foot in the kitchen while it was being prepared – perhaps some past life experience. Eventually I was coerced into tasting – it wasn’t nearly as terrifying as I’d imagined. It would be delish if you liked that sort of thing – Don and Joe/Frank absolutely love it. Me? Not so much.