Mushroom Hunting

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Sorry for disappearing again for a while – I had a busy half term and now I’m back at school, it’s busy there again! I’ve got an old outfit to show you today from a couple of weeks ago now at the start of half term. I went home for a few days while my parents were away in Germany to help look after the animals and so that my sister had a way to get around, since I now have our car up here! This was one of the days I was at home and we went up to Keldy.
EDIT: Something went seriously wrong with my post here and the three or four more sentences I’d written rearranged themselves into alphabetical order…normal?! Well, I can’t quite remember what I’d written, but below my sister is wearing our mum’s amazing Fat Face raincoat which I want to steal =D

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October 2012
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Hat: Primark
Snood: Republic
Biker Jacket: Matalan
Gloves: Accessorize and Primark
Jeans: Topshop
Boots: My mum’s!
One of the best things to do when we go walking at Keldy is to search for mushrooms. Unfortunately this year we’d had a bad early frost and a lot of rain so the mushrooms were a bit useless – all the proper red and white polka dot toadstools that we usually see had been smushed =( But there was this amazing yellow which was growing in the exact same place as last year!
And onto the outfit talk..I’m still obsessed with my Matalan biker jacket and can’t stop wearing it – it’s taking all my willpower not to just whack it on under a coat for school! I don’t think it would be appropriate though….And these are my Topshop Leigh jeans that I’m sure I must have told you about. I’ve had the dark ones for a while now and love the shape of them, but they were ever so slightly too big and I ended up having to wear them with a belt, so I decided to go for a pair in a smaller size. I’m so glad I did too! These fit perfectly and were amazing on holiday when the weather ended up being a lot cooler than we thought! And yes, I am wearing two different gloves. I’ve lost the matching partner of each, lucky I was left with a right and a left though!
Quick life update then: at home I also did some awesome things like carve pumpkins (pictures to come!), make cupcakes, visit Whitby and drive down a one way street the wrong way (yep…). We then came back up and had Charley and Frankie to stay, and there are plentyyy of pictures from that to come! Charley ended up forcing me to buy a vintage dress in Durham one day (like I need much persuasion!), and we did all sorts of old people stuff like visit museums and play board games, we are just too awesome =D I’m back at school now with internal exams in a couple of weeks, so it’s getting a little hectic, but not overwhelming yet! I’m starting my second placement which I’ll do for five Mondays this term on Monday which is really close to my school. It should be nice and easy because I’m just going to be observing then maybe doing a bit of teaching for KS2 and KS3 (the littlies =D). It’s weird because I started off loving teaching my younger ones (ages 11 to 13) but now I’m starting to prefer teaching the older ones (like ages 16-18), but it often just depends on the day and the lesson! But I would love to do some Primary teaching too at some point, you never know!
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3 responses to “Mushroom Hunting”

  1. sianio these pictures are so pretty 🙂

  2. Really cute outfit Sian! 🙂 I wish I lived a bit further out into the countryside! It would be lovely to have this on my doorstep 🙂

    Love, Rachel

  3. Mark says:

    The yellow stagshorn fungus Calocera viscosa not edible but very nice to find something so vivid and strange =D

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