Back to the Copics. Now, I'm sure someone, somewhere, has already had this idea and done it, but I've not actually seen it on a blog. I store my Copics in a cube, and there's no decent way to separate them into colour groups. It's just a general mish-mash of shades in a group. I'm too lazy to make a proper storage facility, but even if I did I wouldn't be able to pick out the exact three colours I need according to their shade number. One of my biggest annoyances is that the Copic Sketch pens have the number written on the cap, but not the Ciaos. Then it occurred to me to write the number on the lid myself. Except you can't properly, because there's a dimple in the middle. Cue the 8mm diameter label. Colour it in with the colour your labelling, write on it with a fine tipped pen, and slap it on the end of the pen. Voilà! Now my pens go in the cube, and I can pull out the exact shade I require according to its number. Cool or what?
Now, unless you've had your head in a bucket for the last 5 years, or maybe if you live somewhere a long way away, you might not have noticed that this little island somewhere right of the Atlantic, has got a small sporting event coming up. Last Wednesday we got the opportunity to go and see the flame as it stopped in Salisbury for the night. One of the girls in Lil Miss B's netball squad from school was carrying the torch, but we couldn't get into town to see her do her stretch of the run. We got there in time to see the last handover, and Mr B hopped up onto the fence to get some fab photos for me. I won't bore you with loads - just this one:
Lastly, last week I made some noises about a special event we might have been going to, and we actually did get to go. We were fortunate enough to be invited to go to Tidworth Polo Club for the biggest match of the year - the Hackett Rundle Cup. This is when the Army and Navy battle it out on horseback, chasing a small ball round the field. We were invited because Mr B happens to be teaching the son of the Navy team's coach! This year, we weren't as lucky as previous years had been - normally HRH Prince Harry (the Queen's Grandson) plays, but he wasn't here this year, more's the pity.