Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Monday, 28 March 2011
Chocolate fondue. The chocolate and fruit didn't last long :) Continuing on the sugar theme, we decided to get started on making our Easter eggs. It is a bit early but practice makes perfect. yes, she licked the bowl :) They are a bit rough looking. Not at all like the shop-bought shininess but they are made with love :) We also made some white ones. We now need a lot more chocolate, next time we are going to attempt a big egg! We also decided to give fudge for Easter. Although I have made toffee, I have never made fudge and am determined to find a great recipe that works for us.
This recipe wasn't it.
We shall just have to practice until we get it right. Everyone ate it all up though :) After the wind smashed our last run, Hubby decided to make a new run with the kids. They still have a long way to go though. Googs is into volcanoes at the moment. Champ was too at the same age, strange, it must be a boy thing.
First job was to cut the egg boxes into lots of little volcanoes and then use masking tape to stick them down. Masking tape can be painted on. Then painting Finally adding all the lava!!! lots and lots of lava :)
Sunday, 27 March 2011
Saturday, 26 March 2011
Meeting the pit ponies. None of the ponies work down the mine anymore but they keep them to remind the public of the work they did. Especially after a law was passed meaning that the children had to go to school instead of working down the mines from 5-10 yrs old.
The three older kids and I went down the mines. It was an hour tour. It was brilliant, we saw models of the people working down there, the tools and machinery that were used and they even switched off the torches so that we could see how dark it used to be!
Some coal that Googs found
There was lots to explore
More pit ponies
We then went to enjoy nature...and the sun!
Kiki asked me to make her a daisy chain necklace
and then a crown. "Me!, I'm a flower princess"
Fishing for frogs.
We even found a waterfall
And got to climb trees.
Spring is here!
This is a monument to the dead ponies.
I am not sure whether they bury them here or scatter their ashes.
We weren't expecting to connect to nature today, it was a pleasant surprise :)