This is Now... and an opportunity for YOU!

Although it's still May, with the Year 6 SATS finished, and auditions for the 'leavers' performance over (A Midsummer Night's Dream, My Boy will be Puck) we are already planning for the summer holidays. I have never felt more profoundly aware of the clock ticking it's way (at breakneck speed) through my kids' childhood. This photo popped up in my Facebook feed today - it was taken in 2010, but in many ways, it feels like yesterday.

That was then (2010)
MB starts Secondary school in September, and he is literally changing before my eyes. Along with the arrival of bushy eyebrows and adult molars, a wider jaw to match the shoulders which are also changing shape. He is almost the same height as me now, and his 'little' sister isn't far behind. Where did my babies go? I remember rolling my eyes at the various old ladies (always in supermarkets) who told me this would happen, and they were right. Photos taken just a month ago already look out of date. 

My Boy, Cornwall  (April 2017)
In January we set our family intentions for the year, and they included a list of activities which would involve spending more time together. We already spent Easter in Cornwall, visited the Harry Potter Studio Tour, implemented 'Family Movie Time' on Sunday afternoons and have booked a summer holiday in Portugal. That leaves me with a few weeks, while my husband is working, to have them all to myself. I'm not sure what we will do yet, but plan to make the most of it which means taking a summer 'break'. 

This is now (2017)
It seems a shame to leave the blog largely unattended for the summer while we are off on our adventures. So, after lots of lovely feedback last year, I'm once again inviting the CftC community to contribute. Last year ten guests sent in 'Postcards' from various locations around the world, giving us a glimpse of the things that inspire their creativity. You can find the series of posts here. This year I'd like to do the same, and plan to include any art or craft that is inspired by your permanent or holiday location. Whether it's whittling in the forest, or sewing on your back porch, if you're passionate about it, I'd love to hear from you! 

To be considered, please drop me an email by June 2nd with your suggested location and theme, including a link to your blog, public Facebook Page or Instagram account. If you don't already have a blog, but have always wanted to try it out, please feel free to apply! Successful posts will be scheduled to run from the end of July to the beginning of September and will also be shared on my social media accounts during that time. I am really looking forward to seeing what you come up with! 


  1. I just read through the postcards from last year. Looking forward to this years cards :)

    1. Great, me too! I can't wait to see what people come up with - I loved the last series@


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