Friday 30 October 2020

I can show and tell now!

 It’s Friday of half term which means it’s my lovely friend’s special

Birthday and I can now show you what I made for her! I gave some sneak peaks on a previous post - so I made some cushion covers for two very special friends both who have caravans and are very dear to me 

I loved making them. And I’m very happy to say the girls absolutely loved them too. This half term has done way too fast. I have been sewing dog bags galore and quickly ran up a little Halloween bandana for Bluebell to wear on her walkies! 

Please wash your hands after reading this blog as I’m in a Tier 3 bit of the land. Quite shocked and saddened this morning to hear of Bobby Ball’s death due to covid - his underlying cause was COPD but still taken too soon. I loved watching him as a child on the variety shows my Mum used to watch. I’d

Be sat usually in front of the fire drying my long hair - burning red face on one side, cold on the other hahaha. 

I really really thought he was brilliant in Sally Lindsay’s comedy Mount Pleasant. 

Sometimes news about celebs dying has me offering no opinions whatsoever but he evoked a feeling of sadness in me. Not as strong as Victoria Wood did but still a big sad sigh for him and his family. 

Tonight my group of friends are doing another Macmillan fund raiser zoom. Last time it was a

Murder mystery. Tonight it’s an ‘escape rooms’ thing! No idea

How it will go! 

I do apologise if this has come out bitty and jumpy. I’m quickly writing on my phone and it keeps adding in capital letters and new lines willy billy. 

Right more sewing to attend to before I crack on with the braising steak and peeling of sprouts! I am quite fed up of dreaming up what’s for tea despite lots and lots of recipe books and old favourites to fall

Back on. 

We had a nice 2 hours walk today so n the sunshine after relentless downpours yesterday. 

Lots of love from 

Rachel*Half Term* Radiostar xxx


  1. Lots of lovely makes, wonderful gifts, you are a clever lady.

  2. It sounds as if you have had a very productive half term. I LOVE those cushions, they're brilliant.

  3. The cushion covers are gorgeous and the detail of the tiny bunting is a lovely finishing touch. I was really sad to read about Bobby Ball as well, I loved watching them and his Rock on Tommy and That'll do for me cocker catchphrases always made me laugh. As well as feeling sad it also makes me nostalgic for times when having a good laugh didn't have anything to do with politics or bad language etc. Just good old fashioned slapstick humour.

    We are kindred spirits in Tier 3 :) I'm sat here waiting for Boris to make his next announcement wondering if some of us will be elevated to a special Tier 3a, 3b, 3c or even a Tier 4 lol.

    Sounds like you've had a lovely half term. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. xx

  4. The caravan cushion covers are so cute. I am sad to hear about Bobby Ball. I am watching Mount Pleasant, and enjoy his humor. This whole Tier thing is confusing as it changes daily or weekly here in California.


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