New website and revamped logo

I always like to change the design of my website at least once a year. I think it helps keeps it fresh and up to date as well as giving me an opportunity to experiment with any ideas I’ve been storing away.

I have also played around with the logo a little bit. I realise that I am probably going against everything I keep saying to clients about keeping a consistent brand and identity, but I’m a designer, and hey, I am allowed to mess around with my own logo!

Yurtfest 2010

The Crayons family have just returned from our ‘summer holiday’ trip. I say ‘summer’ loosely as it pretty much rained all week. We stayed at a Yurt site on the edge of Wales with some spectacular scenery and some great sights. In spite of the weather the children loved it.

Lots of lovely memories, these are just some of the highlights.

Picture the scene, we are in the middle if a field in between a valley. Mrs E’s cry of despair when she discovered that the dishwasher might be broken, “But, how are we going to wash our dishes now?!?”

Master Crayons finding the puddles in Raglan Castle more interesting than the ruins itself.

Wasp sting on back of leg, 10pm, the last night on site. Nice. Just don’t ask where little Master E got stung 🙁

Mister C making enough cooked breakfast to feed an army.

The children enjoying their tour of Welsh castle gift shops and tacky gifts.

The Tintern Abbey ruined grounds made a great venue for an impromptu game of hide and seek.

NC proving that you can survive on a basic diet of Waitrose New York cheesecake all week.

AC getting so ‘tipsy’ that she managed to lose a contact lens when getting into bed.

Radio silence

It’s been a bit quiet here at Crayons central due to a combination factors. Mainly to do with workload, playgroup commitments etc. so blogging as taken a back seat.

Quite a lot has happened this summer, the most exciting of which is that we have a veggie garden and the little Crayons have been enjoying the fruits of our labour. The most successful has been the sweet peas, although it has been hard explaining to a two year old that we should leave the peas as they are not quite ready yet. The parsley and mint has also taken a bit of a battering, at first I thought it was the slugs nibbling away at the leaves until I caught the guilty culprits in mid-picking mode. A quick look at their cheeky smiles confirmed that this activity had been going on for quite some time.

‘Miss Crayons’ is currently going through her transition from playgroup to big school. She is really ready for it, in fact she has probably been ready for the last year. I am bracing myself for the cycle of school term dates and holidays and planning any breaks well in advance.

I hope that all my blog friends are well and have been enjoying the summer. I promise to start back on the blog trail soon and will be visiting your blogs and catching up soon!

I shall finish this post with some shots of cakes which were taken at the last Crowland Show. Playgroup raised some much needed funds and we all had a wonderful time – even the weather was kind to us this year.