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Outdoor Fun: Water/Ball Run

So it’s totally autumn this week, but last week (that’s last week as I write this, a couple of weeks ago as you read it I’m guessing), it was still summer. We’ve been working on a playground space for the kids, and we finally got around to the fencing. Ok that’s an exageration. We did the one fence panel and then dropped everything to work on the driveway.

The kids and I spent a couple of hours the other week upcycling gutter offcuts that were left lying around the garden from when we did the gutters. So here is is, water/ball run/seasonally at the moment a conker run….

Seriously Mother, put the camera away and help me do this….

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Can you see that short bit in the middle is hinged? Oscar says it’s the points, like on a train track.

fence water play

Winter Jammies

Scooter Pull

Scooters are everywhere! I’m sure if there’s a child in your life under the age of about 10 then at least 1 scooter resides in your vicinity. Miss Emily (being the second child) has started scooting early! This leads to the “what to do beside main roads or on steep hills or indeed when the two year old gets bored?” question. I have researched this and discovered that the marketed solution is both expensive and easily repeatable (especially in a workroom where what I mostly sew is hovercraft skirt segments)! So here we go… the scooter pull hack!

scooter pull tutorial

It’s been a long time since I did a full on tutorial and I haven’t gotten any less lazy in my old age so without further ado, the traditional Number 29 annotated photo time line…

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Clearly if Miss Emily needs one the besties can’t be left out!

scooter pull tutorial

scooter pull tutorial

Of course I end up pulling her a lot too, but I can’t take a pic of that can I?

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Baked Apple Parcels

It’s not exactly a Friday Cake Break, but it *is* a yummy bake.

You remember the harvest bounty from our lovely garden?

harvest bounty

Well after the novelty of blackberry and Apple Crumble ran out (as indeed did the blackberries) there were (and still are) about a million apples still to eat. Hmmmm so the freezer is full of stewed apple and cooked blackberries…. we should try some other cooking methods…

We did momentarily have dried apple rings but it turns out they take about an hour to peel. core, chop, removing manky bits; 5 hours to dry in a very low oven; and about 3 minutes to eat. So lets not do that again. Gone so quick there’snot even a photo.

These parcels were an experiment born of left over pastry and of course a lot of apples hanging about.

Pastry, apple and brown sugar with cinamon…

baked apple parcels

Beautifully and tidily wrapped, not.

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Pretty? not so much. Oh but sooooo yummy with custard. Will do these again. :)

baked apple parcels

driveway laying

Lolly Stick Flowers

Miss Emily made these at mum and toddler group recently, this post is therefore a little bit “cool idea, I should have thought of that” crossed with a bit of “my baby is an actual artistic genius, phone the Tate Modern immediately!” It is a little similar to the flowers that Oz made as teacher presents one year with fun foam, yet looks so completely different.

lolly stick flower

lolly stick flower

lolly stick flower

lolly stick flower

parrot

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