Where has summer gone? It seems like only yesterday that I was rushing out the door to start my six week long holiday. Yes, 6 weeks. I am one of those teacher folk that get an obscene amount of holidays. But, I’m not complaining about that aspect of my job!
With the beginning of a new school term fast approaching, I thought it would be a great opportunity to look back over the past 6 weeks and pick out some of my highlights from the summer.
- The Weather
I think it is safe to say that we have been spoilt this year with some lovely weather. Scottish summers usually consist of wind, rain and sometimes snow; but this year we have been gifted with some beautiful, warm sunny days. What to do on sunny days in Glasgow? Go to Kelvingrove Park and sit on “The Hill.”
Sitting people watching in the Park is one of my favourite things to do. Glasgow has such a diverse and interesting range of people; you will always be entertained just watching the world go by. Also, if you are having a picnic in the park, I highly recommend ‘Piece,’ for all your sandwich needs.
- Getting a last minute holiday
Managing to get away on a holiday definitely ranks at the top of my list. The last time I was abroad was when I went to Paris for New Year a year and a half ago. Some sunshine and relaxation was just what the Doctor ordered and I spend around 80% on my holiday on a sun lounger, sleeping.
My better half and I visited a small town in Tenerife called Puerto de la Cruz. It is a beautiful, old fishing town which with its picturesque views was the idyllic setting for our holiday. One thing, I do regret not doing on our holiday was going to visit Mount Teide, an active volcano which formed the Island and is the highest point in all of Spain. It would have been amazing to see, but reading my book in the sun was as much energy I was willing to exert that week!
- The Commonwealth Games
I was away on holiday for most of the Commonwealth Games, but what I did manage to catch I absolutely loved. I think you will agree, that Glasgow truly outdid itself and I’m so glad that our Nation will be known for this great success. I really hope the Gold Coast meet the standard set in 4 years’ time. Nae Pressure mate!
My favourite event was the Boxing. Charlie Flynn made my games. The 20 year old mail man from Motherwell showed that he was a force to be reckoned with in the ring and an absolute charmer in front of the camera. I don’t think this is the last we have seen of Charlie Flynn and I am looking forward to more amazing quote. My favourite being :
“Naw, it’s like ants up there, man. Like ants that sound like lions!”
Gaun yersel son!
- Adventures in Sewing
This summer I promised myself that I would do more sewing. For once, I kept my promise. Looking back to where I started, just over a year ago, I am so taken a back to how far I have come. This summer alone, I have managed to make 4 dresses and a skirt.
Not only have I been making garments and sharpening my sewing skills, I have signed myself up to a 14 week jacket making course. I love learning new techniques and will be turning my hand to a lot more tailoring techniques. I am so excited to start this course out of The Stitchery in Glasgow. This will be the 3rd course I have been taken and I know I am in the safe hands of Cassandra.
- Starting this blog
Starting Wee & Twee has been a massive jump in at the deep end. Having only been sewing for just over a year, I wanted somewhere to create a portfolio of my work and to give myself a place that I can see my progress over time. That, and have a blether about what I’ve been up to. My biggest concern I had about starting the blog, apart from no one reading it, was the fact that people would read it! I’ve always been rotten at writing and my grammar can be atrocious at times. But, the only way to get better at something is to do it. So here I am!
I have had so much support and encouragement from friends and family in the start up of this blog. So, I have to say a massive thank you to each and every one of them. My biggest thank you has to be said to Daddy Twee, as he made my website what it is! Good job Da!!
That’s my top 5 moments of Summer 2014, what’s been your favourite memory ?