It’s a nice change 🙂
Lucy came in today and did the parcels, which was heaven really, mainly because Josie was high maintenence all day (wailing, clinging, demanding milk at toothpoint) and the phone just didn’t stop ringing. Customers, banks, merchants, suppliers and Google, to name but a few. Google was really nice though, they phoned to offer to spend 3 weeks optimising my account for nothing 😯 Okay then, feel free 🙂 Bank was nice too; phoned to give me a number to a personal small business banking advisor AT A BRANCH, no less – and even more nicely at the branch where i once worked and it was someone who knew me when i was a bottom grade grunt aged 21 who hated banking 😆 Nice to catch up and nice to have gone up in the world. Shocking how many people were still there 11 years later though! And slightly more shocking that his baby, who was born while i worked there, is now 11!
Suppliers were good too; more craft stuff coming for the new section of the site that is currently under construction and i’ve paid for it all already, so that will make it a bit less painful 😆
Plus i’ve saved 4 sales today by being able to take payments over the phone, so that is a huge bonus. Still working on getting that on to the site, but i’m getting there. So many bits to poke all into place at once though.
Amelie lay hot and miserable on the sofa for a lot of the day but Emma fielded the rest of them fantastically, with me stage managing in the background to give her and the kids a good level of activity all day. She’s excellent at keeping everyone at something, probably better than me 😳
They started off by finishing the project type things they did; a folder with maps of various types, pics of explorers, camps, animals and so on. Then they found all our polar stuffed animals and separated them out into the north, south and sea areas and took photos. While i made lunch they all thought up a packing list for an Antarctic Expedition and Emma prompted them to think about some of the stuff they learned about clothing types. They got a huge list, might make them pack and pull it round on a pretend sled if we have snow tomorrow. 😆
After that she set up an experiment with them and they froze egg, milk and bread, checking every 30 minutes to see what was happening. We talked through the whys of that a bit and overall even i was quite surprised that it took nearly 5 hours for the milk to freeze solid and that egg yolk seemed to freeze slower than the white. Wasn’t central either so that didn’t fully explain it.
I printed off a load of penguin stuff and they spent the afternoon on that, plus read a book about Emperor Penguins, so all in all, i think they had a good day.
Will add photos and links later 😉