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Just Hanging About

By Partycraftsecrets @partycraftsecrt
Just Hanging About It's no secret that mum's rarely get any time to 'just hang about' - it seems to be something of an occupational hazard that if we find ourselves with ten minutes of spare time we have to concentrate really hard and not blow it by succumbing to sorting out the ever-beckoning pile of laundry.  When we do take a break it's often to relish a hot coffee or fall flat on our faces, fast sleep... ok, and maybe try to put our feet up with a good book... but then those ten minutes are all gone, done and dusted, so to speak, and it's time to get on with the housework once more.
With Mimi in 'big school' now five days a week, Little Lotti and I have been hanging out a fair bit together.  A week or two ago we went to the beach and collected sea glass, this week it was driftwood.  We bought the pieces home, washed them and left them to sun-dry, then sorted them from longest to shortest.  With a rusty saw (super dangerous for young people - so no - I did not let her help) I made small notches top and bottom along the mid-point of each stick.  We then used fishing line to loop around each stick and tie it off, and hey presto; driftwood mobile.
It's currently spinning in the breeze under the stairs and reminds me daily that there is more than one way to hang about in style!
Take care people,

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