I've set myself a target to try and do something crafty at least once a week on a workday. I managed to put an hour into the Beauty and the Beast cross-stitch last night. I was quite tired and the colour I'm working on likes to hide a little in the pattern, so I did give up in the end for a more awake night.
Really pleased with how the castle is going (progress pics from sewing on Sunday and last night!)
Yesterday, I along with another two teachers took some students to the Big Bang Fair at the NEC in Birmingham. It's absolutely jam-packed with a lot of science and engineering displays, activities and talks. It's also free to go along to, and is for families as well as schools - and is a yearly event, coinciding with Science Week.
Whilst there, I spotted some familiar robots from the TV that were quite exciting (and Sir Kill-a-lot was absolutely massive!)
And I have also finally finished the biography of Queen Victoria I have been reading since Christmas Day. It was really enjoyable, although did jump around a little bit. I also learnt a lot of new facts - although next time I read it I may need to have a notepad for all the names, nicknames and titles of all her family and prime ministers! (A little dog-eared because I can't help carrying around books and reading them whenever possible - which is usually when I go to the launderette)