Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Preparing for Easter

Although the chocolate eggs will remain in the cupboard for another 1½ weeks, Leamington Hastings school have been getting the children ready for the event.

At Nursery Thomas and the rest of the class turned crispies and chocolate into yummy snacks. Thomas was so impressed he ate both of his all by himself.

Rosie (with some help from Mummy) made a beautiful Easter Bonnet. So good it got the runner up prize at school - a yummy chocolate bunny rabbit, Rosie was good enough to share it with everyone at home.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Mucky Face

This is what happens when Thomas has 'pain au chocolat' for breakfast. As if we're surprised.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Mothering Sunday

Mummy was treated to breakfast in bed this morning. There was also gifts of flowers and chocs. Oh, and some froodie pink and multicolour striped wellies. Well, we are country folk now !

We then headed off for a special Mothering Sunday service in the nearby village of Willoughby. Rev Jane had arranged for lovely spring posies as gifts for all the mums, which the children handed out. Such was the enthusiasm of the flower arrangers that there was enough for some of the dads. More of the Willoughby fun can be found by clicking here.

The afternoon was finished off with a traditional sunday meal. Well, traditional if you're Chinese, since we went to the Water Margin in nearby Long Itchington and helped ourselves to piles of grub from their wonderful Oriental buffet. True to form Thomas got himself covered in chocolate cake.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

The Great Flecknoe Ginger Bread Bake

After the usual Saturday morning drill of veg shopping followed by Rosie's swimming lesson, Rosie & Thomas joined Dad in a trip up to Flecknoe village hall where Rev. Jane had laid on a baking session to make some Gingerbread Mums, ( plus Gingerbread Stars, Doves & Elephants!). This was to provide special treats for Mum on Mother's Day.

Pinky & Perky had great fun mixing, stirring, crushing & cutting. Oh and sampling. Yum, Yum.

Special thanks to Clare for laying on all the ingredients and providing great guidance in the kitchen.

Click here for more pics on the Picassa web-album.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

On Two Wheels

Today we started the day with an egg. Just the one. Mind you it was a monster goose egg; or was it dinosaur??

Looking out we saw some sunshine, and it was fairly mild too. So no better excuse than to entertain the fine folk of Grandborough with a demonstration of Pinky & Perky On Two Wheels. Thomas is still something of a novice cyclist, but with a bit of guidance eventually got the hang of peddling - even tried to run over dad - complete with very expensive camera. You can find more pictures of the fun on our Picasa web-album

And talking of which, once we were home Rosie insisted in having a lesson in using daddy's camera. You'd think a digital SLR a little too bulky for such delicate fingers, but I think the girl's a natural. She took this delightful portrait of Mum, Dad & Brother. Shame the little man was rustling up a snack at the time....

Monday, March 05, 2007

Off To School!

Another milestone - Thomas' first day at the nursery at Leamington Hastings School. Though he's been a regular at the nursery in Flecknoe, this is the first day he's put on a school uniform. He was a bit confused 'cos he thought he was wearing Rosie's jumper!!

Sunday, March 04, 2007


Another rainy day and it seems the best way to entertain Thomas is to let him do a spot of painting. Seems he didn't know what the bit of paper was for.

So you load the sponge. And you eat the sponge.

And then you end up like this.....

Saturday, March 03, 2007

F L O O D !

A rainy day in Grandborough, and the road out of the village to the north floods - click on the picture above to appreciate it better. A family outing was required to enjoy the air and watch the motoring chaos.

Those in the know drive along the 'causeway' a glorified widened footpath designed to bypass where the river Leam occasionally bursts it's banks.

Those with 4WD, just plough through the water.

Those who don't know flood their engines :-).
We witnessed this fool plough into the water - as deep as the wheels. Funnily enough the engine stopped. Probably for good.

More pics of our day out on the Picassa album