Just about bordering on odd, I see things through different eyes.The heading says it all - I live, I love, I craft, I am me...


I have only one thing to say ...

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PS well done my boy - so very proud of you :)

For those who are not sure what I am yelling from the roof tops is about - Eldest has received his A level results and he did fantastically well and has been offered a place at an amazing uni to do a Masters in an Earth and Environmental Sciences degree! (Not sure where he has got his brains from but it is certainly not me!!!) I am not one to shout about things like this - but in this case I will be making an exception :)

So now will be a flurry of sorting out equipment and books as well as the sort of stuff he will need to survive on his own ... don't forget the can opener!

(At this point I might be having a little cry ... so proud but we will all miss him fiercely while he is away!)

It does mean I might/probably lose my photo-companion for our scavenger hunt :( but he will be too busy doing really exciting new things. Any hoo -  a recap (with a slight alteration and the missing dates - sorry, there has been an awful lot going on in the hawthorn household recently).

A photograph inspired by a word, words inspired by the photos - August's Scavenger photo-hunt list - enjoy!
  1. Blue
  2. Eye
  3. Button
  4. Favourite
  5. Feet
  6. Glass
  7. Green
  8. Floor
  9. Knitted/crocheted/sewn/hand made
  10. My own choice
Remember to think laterally, interpret as YOU fancy, be it a current photo or a favourite one from your past. We'll reconvene and post our words and photos August 31st -  have fun!


  1. Congratulations to Eldest and I think Mum seems "very" proud. I can't believe that 2 of my blog pals have such talented children. Both you and Jo.
    I've sent an email and I've been trying to find photos for the Scavenger Hunt. Take care.

  2. Well done Eldest! I know what a busy time this will be. Having got two off to uni (and one more to go) I know what a mix of emotions awaits, but all so very exciting.
    Cathy x

  3. Well done to your eldest. An exciting and scary time! Two of my sons went to Lancaster uni and both loved the experience. They looked after them really well :) B x

  4. Congratulations to your eldest, exciting times xxxx

  5. I AM SHOUTING; WELL DONE ELDEST; shout over. I will add that I know he has had a lot of support from the Hawthorn household (cats included) so you must take some of the credit. As for where he gets his brains from, well you've had lots of good ideas over the years so there's the answer! Better mention Himself as I'm sure he has played his part too!

    Exciting times ahead! Thanks for the Photo date; I've a few more days which is good as I'm struggling with this list!

  6. Congratulations to all - eldest grandson and his proud parents from equally proud grandparents. We know he will do well. xx

  7. Congrats to your eldest. I'm sure you're breathing a sigh of relief tooxx

  8. Well done Eldest. As threads through my life says he has had lots of help and support from all the family,so well done to you all. X

  9. Well done that boy! Yes I can guarantee you'll cry when he leaves...and miss him like crazy...then he'll come home with bin bags full of dirty laundry and you'll slip back into Mother mould once again. x

  10. congratulations, that's wonderful xxx

  11. Congratulations eldest, that's brilliant news. C also did well and is off to Falmouth!

  12. Congratulations eldest. Exciting times ahead. X

  13. Wonderful!! Good on Eldest!! This will be a bittersweet time for all of you...exciting and a bit sad too as he leaves to spread his wings. I know you are so proud!! I'm proud because I've watched him grow through your blog :-) I wish him all the best!! And you enjoy watching him soar! Best, Vicki


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