Two weeks in one this week because my sister and her family were down last weekend.
So some of you may have noticed I’ve had a bit of a revamp on the blog. I’ve updated my header (or got someone more talented than me to do it) to reflect the fact that H is growing up and is now at secondary school.
A lot of the pictures I’ve taken have been for work projects like this flatlay.
And this food shot using my new Addis tray.
My sister and her family came down to see us all as this will be the last time they can make it till February (this was the Scottish half term and they have plans for Christmas). We did various things together like visiting the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham. I think the kids loved wearing the ‘crime scene’ shoes as much as anything.
We also went to visit the Coffin Works Museum in Birmingham. It was something very different. It’s the factory of Newman Brothers who were the top coffin furniture manufacturers of the twentieth century providing the handles, etc. for the funerals of Winston Churchill and the two Georges (V and VI), as well as the Queen Mother and Princess Diana. It was very interesting, if a little weird.
My sister went home on Tuesday and that day my mother got very ill. She’d picked up a cold (probably from Dad) and was struggling to breathe with it, because of the effects of Motor Neurone Disease which has limited her ability to cough to clear it. It was all a bit scary, but thankfully it was fairly short-lived and she is pretty much back to how she was a week ago now.
H and I needed a bit of a treat so we were glad we’d arranged to have one evening out at the Toby Carvery as part of a blog post I’m doing.