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1) Have lots of bouncing baby lambs

We haven’t got a huge flock, but there are a few more now! This year’s lamps decided to be HUGE and (I may be biased here) they are such pretty lambs. We have two being bottle fed – Bilbo was one of triplets and his mum decided three was one too many, Balin’s mum was young and clueless and he decided he’d prefer human parents.

Magatha Bagatha's sheep

Magatha Bagatha’s sheep

2) Get distracted by the Easter holidays

Not that we actually went anywhere much but it did include a trip to Cardiff to the Doctor Who Experience. We’re all a little bit Whovian here and the Experience is a delight. Some wonderful bits of interactive film, a visit inside the Tardis and lots of costumes for close inspection. It was nice to have a trip to Cardiff that didn’t involve a hospital visit (my eldest daughter is having a major operation in the coming months).

Doctor Who Experience by Magatha Bagatha

Doctor Who Experience by Magatha Bagatha


3) Dig a patio

It seemed a good idea at the time – then I found just how much soil I need to dig out and I quaked a bit, but I’m a determined woman and a patio we will have… eventually! In the meantime I have this gorgeous Calendula to admire and lots of lovely veggies have been planted.

Calendula Indian Prince

Calendula Indian Prince

4) Rediscover writing

Yes, I’ve gone back to writing fiction. I’m polishing my novel. Winston Churchill said:

“Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement; then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and then a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him out to the public.”

I’m in the killing the monster phase, but it’s a difficult one to kill. One day I may fling it to the public!

5) Do some sewing!

Well, a bit here and there! I’ve made pencil cases for my daughters, a zipped pouch with a sheep on it, some bunting, and a new project, a family tree mini quilt picture.

Magatha Bagatha family tree mini quilt

Magatha Bagatha family tree mini quilt

This is a new product I’m thinking of adding to my range – the first made as a present for a friend. It can either be put in a frame, as here, or hung from a mini quilt hanger. It’s about A4 size.  I’d love to know what you think!