I could have titled this post using a play on words. I could have called it: 'Liberty at Liberty' But the thing is I had no desire for any freedom (from my little family). I was so uptight about leaving Alan to fend for himself with Mabel in charge...hang on that's not right. Actually it is right, that little one fair wraps you around her little finger and has you running rings round her.
She is refusing to take the bottle, I have bought way too many brands, she's just not having it and we are giving up. I was really worried that after a day of me away from home Mabel would be sooo hungry and thirsty that she'd require counselling in adulthood. Luckily Al didn't run screaming from the house and he remained calm enough (through the wailing) to feed her using some milk using a Doidy Cup (half of which she lapped and the other half ended up down her front). Yay! Still a result in my book. Thank you so much Lynne for telling me about them cups! So Al & Mabel spent the rest of the day walking all around Hove & Brighton until I came home and gave her a mega super duper feed. And Al now has newfound respect for me and motherhood, which is great! I myself felt very light-headed (or should that be light-armed) at not having a babe in my arms all day. Hmmm it was kinda nice (but I missed her greatly of course).
The workshop was just lovely, such grand surroundings. Dark wood panelled walls, lead lined windows, lovley light fittings. Cream teas and pastries. It was right posh and civilised I must say! I'd teach there again in a heartbeat. And I will do when Mabel is a bit older and if Liberty will have me back again. The Ladies were all lovely and keen to get going. We made frame purses. Everyone was doubtful as to whether they be able to do the gluing, but they all did brilliantly (of course they did). I'm happy to report that we all left with a finished purse and most importantly I think everyone left feeling proud of their achievements. Hurrah! All is good, we have happy classmates so my job is done :)
Retail heaven = plastic hell. Liberty was having a mega sale as well. I was totally blinkered to it because I wanted to race home. Just as well I kept my purse shut, I'd have no home to go to if I let myself loose in that sale...
Ahh that was fun!