Balaclava, Baking, Beaching and Reading

15 Feb

It’s half term and two of our lovely Live Wires are with us. I’ve been making a balaclava in Arsenal colours for J. It fits and J is delighted with it.

The balaclava fits!

The balaclava fits!

We baked this morning.

Flower pot buns

Flower pot buns

The sun shone and we played on the beach in real warmth which was so welcome.



We have started a serialisation of ‘Stig of the Dump’ by Clive King this evening and Chapter 1 has gone down so well, Chapter 2 is being read in bed as I write! It was a great favourite with our four when they were little too and a joy to read again.

Favourite reading

Favourite reading


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6 responses to “Balaclava, Baking, Beaching and Reading

  1. athling2001

    February 17, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Flower pots looks neat! Good idea.

  2. greenbenchramblings

    February 15, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    “Stig of the Dump” – what a great book. It has been a favourite with children for so long. When I first starting teaching decades ago I often read Stig to the class, then when our own children were the right age it became a bed time favourite. It is so good to know it is still being enjoyed.

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 17, 2016 at 8:48 am

      Both of us read also to classes at school and then to our four and now J is enjoying it too. The sign of a classic, I think. 🙂

  3. Susan

    February 15, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    The hat reminds me of some my mother made oh so many years ago. I don’t really remember mine, only pictures of me wearing it. She would have been 87 last week. Thanks for bringing forth a pleasant memory.

  4. Grannymar

    February 15, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    I love the idea of flowerpot buns!

  5. Charlie@Seattle Trekker

    February 15, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    It is the good memories from events like this that become our real treasures.


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