Leo went off to Kids’ Club, where there was a show and tell session. He took his cuddly stoat, which he got for Christmas. There had obviously been some planning going on between the kids, as various other children had brought along cuddly creatures. This led to a collaborative puppet show style of play involving all the creatures – written and presented by the kids.
You can't quite see the stoat here. He and Leo's precious rabbit are good friends and they spend a lot of time like this!
I was very pleased to hear that this Wednesday group is going so well. It involves mostly children at the younger end of the Kids’ Club range, which is bound to need a bit more adult support. But it seems to be working. Let’s hope I haven’t jinxed it now!
Pearlie and I came home and, at her request, made chocolate cake. Actually, my role was just to have a recipe in my head (I do) and pass things and wash up a bit. Pearlie popped out to the shop for white chocolate buttons to decorate the top. It was very yummy!
While the cake was cooking, and cooling, we played lots of games of cards. Pearlie likes rummy at the moment, and she thrashed me. We also played a game that P calls spit – a kind of simplified racing patience style of game. Pearlie declared that this game must have MSG in it, because you just want to play it more and more once you start!
I had to go to work for the afternoon and evening.
I got home tonight to find Pearlie just winning a 35mm camera on ebay, which she is very pleased about. Dani and Leo were playing casino (another card game) that is one of my favourites.
I finished reading The Flight of the Silver Turtle to Pearlie tonight. We both loved it. Pearlie has plans to write to the author to tell him.
Leo and Dani finished reading Stories from the
Leo is desperate for a book to arrive that he bought on Amazon marketplace – The Subtle Knife – the sequel to Northern Lights. Sadly, other things keep arriving – but not his book.
Pearlie is reading Tennis Shoes, but not enjoying it as much as other books by that author.
Kids have got a science workshop at Kids’ Club tomorrow – hope it’s good.