It's half term here, and we're jolly busy already. The girls are swimming every day; I've paid an arm and leg for them to have private swimming lessons, and it's really helping them - Hattie can now swim 10 metres on her front and back, which is fantastic, and Lucy is getting much better at breaststroke, and her teacher has agreed to sign off her swimmer's badge for Brownies. She is very excited about this, as is her nerdy mum. She's been a Brownie since September, and was enrolled a couple of weeks ago.
We are all very proud of her. She was the first one in her group to be enrolled because her Brown Owl was sure that she would be the one who knew the promise and would say it in a big voice and get it right. Of course she did. She doesn't let us down.
She's going to get all the badges. Every one, if it kills us.
In other news, I have bought a large quantity of this warm Icelandic yarn in order to Bang Out a Sweater, Mason-Dixon style. The colours I bought are grey, pink, green and orange, and I should be able to make a beautiful jumper in under a fortnight. I've been dithering forward and backward about making this jumper, so I've totally missed the KAL, which is a shame, but I'll still have a lovely jumper at the end and enough to start an orange penguins jumper for Lucy. Hurrah. I'm so glad we're having all this building work and that the house is freezing. It means all my warm woolly jumpers are getting an airing, and now the work's been pushed back by a fortnight, I'll have even longer to wear them inside. Yay!