Monthly Archives: October 2011

Pop up Pumpkin

For Halloween I downloaded the template from Rob Ives and daughter#1 coloured it in before I stuck and hooked the relevant tabs with an elastic band to make it pop up from a squashed position. I’d like to do more … Continue reading

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Airfix

Nothing beats a wet and windy afternoon better than Airfix. I know I’ll be pestered at every opportunity¬†to help paint it and then do the stickers but it keeps them happy and quiet for a couple of hours. We never … Continue reading

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Mushroom hunting at Cockington

Despite the grey and wet morning we set off to Cockington Court to join a guided mushroom foraging party through the paddocks, orchards and woodlands of the estate. After a briefing on not eating any and not picking single specimens … Continue reading

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Collecting Sweet Chestnuts

A sunny October morning made for a perfect opportunity to collect sweet chestnuts in the local wood. There were plenty of kernels lying around together with some shrivelled nuts so it seemed that the squirrels had got the first and … Continue reading

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Animal Silhouettes

The children are getting a bit old for wooden toys but they loved colouring in these wooden shapes cut out from scrap timber using a scroll saw. The simple lines of the giraffe made it possible to cut them out … Continue reading

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Paperclip bird

A few minutes messing about with a giant paperclip and a scrap of wood. It’s inspired by Joel and in the absence of silver wire a paper clip did the job.

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Apple Juice with Totnes Dangerous Dads

A great sunny afternoon picking, washing, cutting and pressing apples with Totnes Dangerous Dads. The kids loved it and we brought home 10 litres of apple juice to keep us going.  

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