Friday, 16 July 2010

A bit of this and a bit of that

We actually made the bold step of abandoning the household chores and ventured on a short trip to town for errands and recycling.  We all felt miles better for being out of the same four walls. goodness knows why I did not think of this sooner!!  We seem to be out of rhythm since our weekly home education group disbanded for the summer, so this morning's trip has been a wake up call for me to plan regular jaunts outside.  Let's face it the house always needs attendance, it's like painting the Forth Bridge, a constant rolling programme of maintenance and repair. My motto for the time being will be a quote that, is hung on my mother in laws hallway wall:
An immaculate house is a sign of a wasted life!
Our house will be clean enough to be healthy and dirty enough to be happy!

After our trip it was time to cobble together a quick lunch, egg and chips did the job!  Not amazingly healthy but darn good as a once in a while treat.  Whilst lunch was cooking I made best use of the oven and cooked a cottage pie for tea and a brown rice milk pudding for tomorrow's breakfast.  Whilst Pip was having her afternoon nap, Benedict and I played the Bus Stop Game by Orchard House Toys.  He won both games!  We then had a go with our new Djeco gel pens, they were brilliant to work with and the colours were just glorious.  Benedict was really taken with them and considering he normally hates colouring as it causes his hand to ache, he drew a lovely thank you picture for Nanna and Grandad H.
Whilst an art session was underway in the dining room Dave had the kitchen to himself and made apple jam!  Here are our pictures of the day:

Me reliving my childhood!  I love Mary, Mungo and Midge.

Benedict's drawing of a red cat by the sea and a whale rescue courtesy of the emergency services!

Our resident jam maker in action!

Pip baby wearing Ruby Buttons!

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