Here at The Willows I have been desperately trying to cling on to the last days of Summer even if the mornings have been trying to tell me for the past week that Autumn is but a hares breath away.
It has been glorious sunshine today and I have spent the majority of it in the garden tidying back some of the plants and putting a second coating of fence preserver on the fence panels before the weather turns.
It's lovely to see that the Butterflies are still visiting the garden.
So just a quick update on my challenges.
My challenge to re-read a book from school this month was
My challenge to watch an old film this month was
I have already completed my challenge of making 50 mini hats for the BIG KNIT challenge and they are just waiting to be dropped off at our local branch of Age Uk. They have set themselves a target of 4000 hats this year so I do hope they make it. At least they will have 55 from me to help them on their way.
I have made 40 of my crochet Poppies and have already had people asking to buy them. I'm hoping we will beat the £85 we raised last year we have set ourselves a target of £100 to commemorate the 100 years since the start of the first world war.
and my last challenge was initially to read 13 out of the 26 books that were sitting on my bookshelf at Christmas. I managed to read the 13 back at the end of May but have been continuing to read the remaining 13 and I can now reveal that I have just 3 more remaining.
The books I have read this month from my bookshelf have been
Son of a Witch - Gregory Maguire - Fiction
Love Anthony - Lisa Genova - Fiction
I'll Never Give Up on You - Becky Hope - Non-Fiction
The Innkeeper's Daughter - Val Wood - Fiction
The Empty Cradle - Rosie Goodwin - Fiction
The Murder Stone - Louise Penny - Fiction
Have a good week one and all