What a blissful day I had yesterday. Claire had gone to a health farm for a couple of days so Hope and Grace spent the day with me. They are 5 and 7. They arrived early and we had breakfast together and then we had a wonderful long walk round by the barn. I love walking under the old conker tress. All the candles and filled with tiny conkers now....
We did all sorts of things during the day including making popcorn in a wizzy popcorn making pan I picked up at the charity shop recently. It has a handle which you turn and you heat it and a little trap door lid so you can peek in.
The girls made these buns too from a pack. The decorating wafers contain natural colours. What colours? I can't see any! Bring on e numbers....much more fun!
When my own children were small I always baked 'properly' with real ingredients but I have proved I can cook and now I love the simplicity of letting the children open a pack Mind you....there is never enough icing!
Later on we went punting in Cambridge. BLISS! I love this picture Grace (aged5) took of her grandad! We stopped on a bank opposite Kings College and the girls ate smoked salmon sandwiches as we drank pink fizz....simply divine. It was a really balmy evening
Tony hasn't lost the knack!
To be repeated. We have bought a season ticket this year so intend to use it as much as possible. Next time will will head off up river towards Grantchester and have a barbeque on the bank.
Now I must go and read the latest info on my Kelly Rae class!