Message from Australia

I’ve been in Perth, Australia, for 6 weeks. Not a holiday as such….I’ve been playing Mary Poppins in my daughter’s life! She has just had her first baby, Milly Rose. So I had a supportive ‘job’ to do. I am being called ‘Poppins’ instead of Granny, so I had to live up to my name.

I swept in (Poppins always sweeps in I feel) to their lives, supporting them, attending the birth (what an honour), cooking, cleaning, shopping, sewing and the best part….entertaining Milly. Babies don’t just sleep and feed, they need bobbing. I’ve always been an expert bobber of babies. Perhaps I should have been called Bobbins! No, that wouldn’t do because my skills are far more diverse as children get older.

For example I can make Play dough, so instead of a measly little pot you can have a mountain. I can tap dance, which is amazing entertainment at tea time (especially if you don’t love the food). I’m word perfect in all the songs from Mary Poppins (goes without saying really).When I make sandwiches for children I do them in fun shapes. And the list goes on…….

Now, I don’t remember Mary Poppins doing sewing but I did plenty…made frilly curtains, cot covers, highchair cushions, play mats etc. I do enjoy making things as long as they’re fun and I don’t have to follow a pattern. Some of the smaller crafts may even appear on this blog at some point.

Monday’s child is fair of face

Tuesday’s child is full of grace

Wednesday’s child is full of woe

Thursday’s child has far to go

Friday’s child is loving and giving

Saturday’s child works hard for a living

But the child that is born on the Sabbath day is bonny and blithe and good and gay.

Do you remember that rhyme, and which one are you? Is it true?

I was born on a Tuesday, so was my daughter Hayley, and so was Milly. Now I’m wondering if Julie Andrews was too, might have to google it!

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  • Reply Hayley August 27, 2014 at 10:59 am

    You made fabulous things for Milly, she is really playing with the toys you made her and plays on the mat heaps. As for herhighchair cover it has had heaps of comments x

    • Reply GiftFrippery August 27, 2014 at 11:07 am

      I’m really pleased. I’ll have to start thinking of Christmas now!

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