BLOSSOM FASHION ART

 Isn’t blossom beautiful?! 

We picked up some blossom on the way home from school to play with and decided it would be gorgeous if we had a dress made from it….so that’s exactly what we did!

We printed off some photos and became our our blossom fashion designers..

   

  

  

 How stunning did they look?  

  

  

  

  

  

  

   

 Our blossom dresses were really effective and beautifully smelling 😊🌺

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PEBBLE PICTURES

  

We went for a walk at the beach and picked up a handful of small pebbles, when we got home we searched out an old picture frame & removed the glass. We then cut out a piece of paper to fit in the frame and set about making some pebble pictures.

You could alternatively glue your pebbles to a piece of card and frame them to last forever..

Here’s our pictures…  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

The kids loved doing these (& so did I!) & it was a perfect way to use up our collected beach loot 😊 

WEETABUDDY ADVENTURE..

After seeing the new Weetabix advert we decided to make our own Weetabuddies to come on an outdoor adventure with us!
So we created Mr & Mrs Bix with a little icing, some marshmallows & raisins & after a hearty breakfast we headed for the hills with our new hearty company in tow…
Here’s how we got on..
Our adventure took place in the Brecon Beacons in the hope of finding snow…

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2015/01/img_0578.jpgwe found some icy puddles to skate on..

2015/01/img_0579.jpgwe could see snow in the distance so headed that way..

2015/01/img_0580.jpgand we found it!!

2015/01/img_0581.jpgkeeping our strength up with some Weetabix for Elevenses

2015/01/img_0583.jpgwe were filled with energy to build out snowman 🙂

2015/01/img_0584.jpgbreakfast with a beautiful view always goes down well & we had a fab time with our buddies in tow!

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PICTURE FRAME FUN

Taking an old empty photo frame out is one of our favourite things to do…
It’s a really simple and effective way to capture the world around you & gives the kids a different way to look at the world..

Here’s some of the fun we had recently with our frame in tow..IMG_5303.JPG

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IMG_5319.JPGEffective eh? Give it a go! It’s a fab way to capture some great memories of your day…

DECEPTIVELY FUN DINNER

I decide to do the kids a fun dinner with a difference….all was not as it seemed but it was still a healthy tea!

Here’s what was on the menu..

We had dessert first…shephards pie..

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I made it by layering a sundae dish with mashed potato.

20140915-204448-74688224.jpgfilling with the mince..

20140915-204517-74717385.jpgand topping with mashed potato, some gravy granule sprinkles, tomato sauce and a cherry tomato on top!

20140915-204641-74801100.jpgwe then had our dinner for pudding! …..egg on toast.

20140915-204732-74852542.jpgI created it with 3 simple ingredients..

20140915-204822-74902082.jpgto wash down our dinner we had a lemon squash beverage….lemon jelly!

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REDISCOVERING SEA DRAGON EGGS.

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We discovered sea dragon eggs once before and couldn’t believe our luck when we stumbled over them once again!

Here’s how we got on…

I secretly painted a hard boiled duck egg with sparkly nail varnish and when the kids weren’t looking I placed it in a nest made of seaweed in a small cove along the coast…

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I made some dragon footprints leading from the sea shore to the nest..

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I then sat on the picnic blanket whilst the kids set out to beach comb…

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And then they reappeared from the rocks clutching something…

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It was a dragons egg!!!

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We examined it…

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20140728-123338-45218000.jpgNoah gave the it once over too…
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Who’d of thought that we’d stumble over dragon eggs again 😉

DUVET DAY AT THE BEACH

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So with the lurgy being in the house for the past few days we decided to take our sickbed to the beach! After all fresh air is the best medicine of all…

It worked a treat.

We took two storage boxes, a piece of wood, some bedding and an air bed….

With a spot of reading, some snoozing in the sea air & lashings of chicken soup everyone felt well rested and a lot better so we finished the day with a pillow fight.

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20140527-194149.jpgIt’s surprising what a bit of bed rest can do…before long we were feeling fighting fit again…

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We did some rock pooling and found some false teeth!

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20140527-194356.jpgAnd what slumber party would not be complete without a pillow fight?
So that’s what we did…

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20140527-194553.jpgIt was a fab day and we left with plenty of sand between our toes and in the bed 🙂

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THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS PICNIC

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We decided we wanted to have fish and chips for tea with a difference so with our thinking caps firmly on it was voted that we would create a ‘through the looking glass’ picnic in the woods. We got together what we needed and picked up chips on the way there…
It was beautiful and although we had no Mad Hatter or a mouse for out teapot the picnic turned out just right…
Here’s how we got on…

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20140516-072721.jpgwe do love a themed picnic and this was a great one for the memory bank…