Ben is finally back at college after thirteen weeks away - three for the Christmas break plus ten for this recent lockdown. He still hasn't had his first vaccine although he is in priority group 6 so hopefully it won't be too long. Thankfully all of his work is outside so his risk of catching Covid is somewhat reduced.
Dave and I both had our vaccine last Tuesday, he was perfectly fine thank God but true to form I was the one with the reaction! Within hours I was suffering from the chills followed by awful flu-like symptoms and then abdominal pain, which has only just subsided. I'm not looking forward to jab number two, so grateful there is a twelve week gap in between :-)
Pip's design brief was to research and choose a cause which could be made using at least two stencils. Pip chose to highlight child slavery in the cocoa industry and the final design is meant to encourage the observer to, ask questions and understand why Fairtrade is more than just a symbol. This bag has gone through several changes from the original design ideas to the mediums used ~ she explored spray paints and acrylics before settling upon fabric paints. This project took six weeks from start to finish and she has gained not only knowledge but really good grades. Well done Pip :-)
Ben has also been very busy and this shed is proof of that :-) The only help he needed was me holding the sides whilst he positioned the back. He really enjoyed the whole process and he too has gained some valuable skills. Well done Ben :-)