Friday, June 30, 2006

Ants, Baking, and Campsites

We're back in the swing of things at home now, though our usual groups are severely depleted by HESFES this week. We've been thinking we'll probably bite the bullet and go next year, especially now that it's been moved to June, which suits us better for getting time off work. In preparation for a shift towards camping, we have decided to buy a tent and booked a week in a campsite on the Isle of Wight in August. P. is already beside herself with excitement.

In other news this week:
  • We went to London, just the two of us, to see a play at the Drill Hall. The kids went to their cousins' house for a sleepover. It was a fine performance and a good adaptation of a wonderful novel.
  • Allie's mum came to Woodcraft Folk to talk to the kids about what the Folk was like when she was in it as a girl, in the 1940s.
  • Pearlie got a new swimming costume and now wants to swim at every possible opportunity. Allie took her on Tuesday and is planning to take them both again this Friday.
  • We've spent a lot of time in the park – doing the after school thing with cousins on Tuesday and briefly meeting up with some home edders on Wednesday before capoeira.
  • P. baked lavender cakes at the grandmothers' house today and I baked bread.
  • Leo has put up all the posters from Doctor Who adventures on his bedroom wall and I helped him make a cardboard K9 and Cassandra.
  • Allie and Pearl had a look at some geometry sent in the post by my dad, and P's chess game ended in defeat. But they have immediately started a new one, so she can't be too demoralised.
  • We have been looking after cousin B's elderly hamster for the week while they are on holiday. Somewhat nervewracking after our recent loss, but he is very sweet. We have also spent a long time trying to entice ants into small pots to populate Leo's new ant farm.


peri said...

Sounds like a busy week.

Woohoo more jolly campers! I've got the bug now. We're loading the car as I type off to Bath for a long weekend camp. J's Giant Microbes are packed so he's all set. In a couple of weeks we're off to another site nr Bracklesham Bay with the cousins. All good fun.

Have a good weekend.

PS J says thank you for E-card he loved the jazzy Dr Who theme :0)

Jax said...

is it staying in June next year? I thought it was a temporary change while someone related to the organiser was doing exams.

HelenHaricot said...

we have loads and loads of ants here!