It's been a bit grotty this week as far as the weather's concerned! Lily has been playing dress up hence the photo of her dressed as Upsy Daisy from 'In the night garden'.
We had a trip to Newquay zoo with the toddler group and got rather wet as there were some really heavy showers. Luckily there were some dry spells as well so we did see some of the animals.
The lemurs were soon tempted out of their house when the keeper shook their bucket of food.
We were also pretty sure we saw the actor who played Andy Mcdonald in Coronation Street, if it wasn't him it was the spitting image of him and he did have a really strong Manchunian accent! I was tempted to try and take a photo but didn't dare in the end.
I know Newquay has had a lot of bad press recently and to be honest we only tend to go there to go to the zoo. It is a shame though as it does have some really lovely beaches. It's really awful what happened to the two boys but I honestly don't know what the parents are thinking of sending their 16 year olds off, unsupervised to holiday with friends there. I wouldn't dream of letting my 15 yr old, who's just finished her GCSE's there to celebrate or indeed to London or anywhere else. My older girls go there clubbing but were only allowed once they were 18 and they get asked for ID now at 19 & 22. Why can't children just be children these days, why do they have to grow up so quickly and be encouraged to grow up quickly by their parents after all you're not meant to be an adult until you're 18. Anyway enough said!
I made this Ava bag from a Tanya Whelan pattern using Globaltex fabrics. I found it a bit tricky around the handle but now I've tried it it'll be easier next time. Then I had a little play and made a coin purse and a crochet mobile phone holder to go in the bag.