Saturday, 22 June 2013
Whilst away with the school Lara tried some Rice Krispie Bars that she really liked and when she came home she asked if we could make some. Unsure exactly what they were made of I searched the Internet and found a recipe on Allrecipes.co.uk . We made the bars but apparently they didn't taste the same as those Lara had previously eaten. Oh well, they tasted good anyway and we have a good excuse to try a different recipe another day. Here's the recipe we used today:
Lara has gone away with the school for a few days and so whilst she's away we decided to surprise her by getting her a new bed for her room. The bed was delivered on Monday and so tonight we removed her old bed and put the new one in place. Hopefully she'll like it.
Today we made our first trip of the year to Wrest Park. There have been a huge investment and lots of improvements made to Wrest Park since we last visited and there were a lot of people visiting for an afternoon stroll on Fathers Day.
Lara is obsessed with practising her handstand at the moment an took the opportunity to practise where ever and when ever possible.
During our visit we got caught in a heavy shower of rain so took shelter under a tree until it stopped.
When the rain stopped we continued our walk and Lara posed for some photos.
In the formal gardens there were some beautiful flowers.
Friday, 14 June 2013
Today's photo is another in the series of 'What's the Building Site Look Like Today?'. Its been over two months since I last photographed the building site and it looks so different now.
The good news is that the trees are now in full leaf and screen a lot of the site. The scaffolding was taken down a few weeks ago. Door and windows are all in place and extras like external lights, porch roofs, etc have been fitted. Top soil has appeared which we assume is for the gardens and landscaping and pavements are being laid.
Initial indications were that the buildings would be completed by June and despite the bad weather setting them back it looks possible that the new homes will soon be ready.
Although yesterday Tux decided to murder some of the baby birds in the garden, there still seem to be lots of others around. I spotted this blackbird in a tree with a mouthful of bugs to feed her family.
If you look closely you can see the individual bugs, antennae and all. Yuuuukkkk!
Today Tux discovered a birds nest today and started clearing the nest of baby birds. When this evening I saw him with a second bird in his mouth I tried to stop him. I managed to get the baby bird from him and tried to shut Tux indoors. He was having none of it and now my arm is covered in scratches where he struggled to get free. He's a bad cat!
A few weeks ago my Mum and Dad gave Lara this 'Baby Bear Grass Head'. His head is filled with grass seed which grows when you water him and stand him in a warm sunny place. This week his 'hair' has been growing and Lara is eagerly waiting for it to get long enough to give him his first haircut!
Sunday, 9 June 2013
Saturday, 1 June 2013
Today when we took Millie for a walk we decided to try a new route. The sun shone and it was a lovely sunny morning and we walked some new footpaths we hadn't walked before. Millie enjoyed her extended walk and it was a good start to the day.