Thursday, 7 April 2016

Thursday night

Sees me watching The Shannara Chronicles. It's really the HG's programme; he's currently watching it through his eyelids. We watch a lot of programmes like this. I then have the joy of watching it all again. My programmes are of a superior quality!! 
Like The Walking Dead!! Im hooked. I've binge watched it now from the beginning but as I get towards the end of Series 6, I'm slowing down because I don't want them to run out! Fortunately I've 'The fear of the walking dead' to look forward to! 

I'm finally on holiday for two weeks. I do not return to school until Monday April 25th. Bring on the Summer I say! Just the SATS to get through. Oh and I somehow found myself agreeing to go on next year's London Trip! What is the matter with me?!!! 

We've started a new round of Lego friends club. And the heartmelty moment of Wednesday was when a wee little soul, who really struggles to make friends, said this at our 'share your model' segment after the free play. The LFs each make a model and bring it to the table and explain what it is and why they made it. ( Encourages speech ) The others then can ask a question about it or pass a comment on it. ( Encorages peer communication skills ) They find this extremely difficult at first. It's why they've been chosen to be a LF. 

"I'm a bit shy.......but I just wanted to tell you I think it's beautiful." 

What a little darling!! 
Talking of little darlings...
Here are a little trio of my Spring bears that I've put out. They all have names, but right now I cannot recall what they are and as I'm blogging from my bed and they are downstairs, I'm afraid they'll have to remain anonymous. 
 Isn't he/she so cute?!! 
These are my other three Spring bears I put out. Twee. Some might say dated and tacky. But I don't give a flying fig! I'd quite happily apply those adjectives to myself!! 

This is a photo of the set of the latest Muse tour. I'm GOING TO SEE THEM TOMORROW NIGHT!! 
A lot of my newer bloggy chums might not know that going to concerts and live music set my heart and soul ON FIRE! It's when I'm at my very best and I come alive. I bloody love Muse. Their bonkers music manages to make my mind soar. It uplifts me. The power of being in a crowd of thousands singing and moving in unison is absolutely magic to me. I love them. I love them. I love them. This is the sixth time I'll have seen them. If you don't know who they are, they are three blokes from Devon who are basically the best live band in the universe. You will have heard more of their music than you realise. It's used a lot for backing tracks on the telly. It's tinkly piano, amazing guitar riffs, drum beats to die for and  Matt Bellamy can sing like he's an electric guitar. It's opera. It's heavy rock, it's moving. They put on a show. My adrenalin is already getting going. This time tomorrow I'll be waiting on the stone steps of the MEN arena waiting to leave, elated and zinging ( and sweaty with my fringe stuck to my face ) with the sheer buzz of it all. They will not disappoint. We are not going in the mosh pit this time. We are seated. I just hope I'm quite close! If I'm not. I don't care!! I'm going to sing and dance my socks off! I will also try to take some photos! I cannot wait! Plus as I'm not at work, I'm having my hair done in the morning. I might even slick a bit of eyeliner on and release my inner rock chick! I think I'll insist on a pre coach pub lunch and drink, a pre gig drink in Manchester and that'll be my lot! I do not see the point of getting legless, like a lot of folks do at these things, because I do not want to miss a single second by having to go for a wee!! The tickets cost too much!! I cannot wait! 
Meanwhile... 
In other rock chick news, I've been sorting out some of my latest buys of gorgeous wool! Because yanno, I was DESPERATE for some!  It's all rather squishy gorgeous. And all was in the sale. 
                                                                                    This stripey wool isn't new, it's from the first ( and so far only ) pair of socks I knitted that took three years to finish!! 
Last but not least, as befits my wild rock n roll lifestyle, here's the poppy so far. The differing shades of pinks and purples are jolly hard to work out! It's far clearer in this photo than it is in natural daylight.  I have to keep shifting which bits I'm working on with the light I have. It also takes me longer than I think others would be doing it! 

Right, best get to sleep. Else I'll be all knackered looking for my night out! Not pretty! 


Lots of love from

Rachel *died my hair cosmic blue again, not really that blue, it's more of a blue black, that shines blue in the sunshine* Radiostar xxx 




29 comments:

  1. I have not heard of Muse but I'm going to check them out on you tube or something when I'm done sending this. The embroidery is beautiful! -Jenn

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  2. Not seen the Muse even though they are Devon boys. Must add to my Music 'To Do' list! x

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  3. Love the bears, love the yarn (any plans for it?), love the poppy, love that today is going to be so brilliant for you. Have a wonderful time!
    J x

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    1. I've so many plans - so many lovely patterns ! So little time

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  4. Laura and Martin watch the Shannara Chronical (not my thing)and Laura is reading the Clockwork series By Cassandra Clare) which is also about shadow hunters.
    Your spring bears are so cute.
    Have a great late Easter break. Ours go back to school on Monday.
    Carolx

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    1. I thought it would be my thing, but though the storyline and special effects are good, the acting is SHOCKING!

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    1. I did and I will! I'm just concentrating on getting the HG's jumper done!

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  6. Have a fantastic time at the concert. Would love to see what your hair looka like. I'm not that brave enough to experiment. X

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    1. I have had it all cut off from shoulder length into a very chic Mary Quant style Bob that's quite high at the top. The hair dye only really shows an electric blues tinge in strong light. The shortness of it also accentuates my double chins.

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  7. The concert sounds amazing. Hope you have a fantastic time.
    Love the colours of your wools and can't wait to see what you do with them-x-

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  8. Enjoy your concert, I can't wait to see what you make with all the lovely wool.

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    1. The HG has requested a new hat from the dark green Roman wool. The cotton is for some little stripey knits.

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  9. The poppy is looking good so far it will be worth all the eye strain when it's finished, love the yarn we all need to build up stash now and then and if it's in a sale then so much the better. I hope you enjoy your concert and your two week break. :) xx

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    1. I wonder if you read my blog when I went public about my stash?!?!?! It covers my superking size bed plus!!

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  10. I have a feeling that "than others" was meant to be me!!! I think that you are doing really well, it is a very complicated design you know!!! I have a clip on lamp that I clip onto my frame and shine over the bit I am working on and it really helps to work out the different colours, it is an led one so that it doesn't get too hot. Love all your new yarns!!!! I got 5 balls/skeins yesterday and thought that was a lot, but gosh, you have so much yummy!!! Love it!! Hope you have a great easter holiday! Sorry to go on so long! xx

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    1. I have a daylight lamp that I can angle *just so* which helps a lot! I confess to a little area of light fuscia where it was supposed to be mid! The differences are so subtle I think I'll just leave it!!!
      I'm a bit of an addict ver wool! I just adore the endless possibilities it gives!

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  11. Enjoy the gig. Safe journey there and back.
    xx

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    1. It was a rather unremarkable journey there and back which is always a good thing!!

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  12. I'm a bit late reading so you will have been and had a brilliant time already - loved your excitement!

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    1. Oh we did Sue. It was fab. Bring on the next one!

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  13. I loved this post because it brings home how many different aspects to our lives there are. You, my friend, are a shining example. A rock chick TA with dyed blue/black hair who has been in a mosh pit! whose heart melts when a child says something sweet, proudly displays her cute little cherished bears and does tapestry and knitting. Perfect. xx

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    1. You just made me cry! I'm so emotional!

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  14. Loving your teddy bears !! Just catching up with your blog x

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    1. Aww you are welcome anytime Claire X

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