Friday, 30 December 2011

Spinach thief

I made turkey pie last night with some of the left overs from Christmas. As with everything I do there was a cry of 'he'p you' from the youngest member of the family and so she became chief stirrer (a lot of the leeks ended up on the cooker but at least I knew where she was and what she was up to). I had a bag of spinach left in the fridge so decided to put that in too. As fast as I put it in the pan it got eaten by Isabel. You can bet that if I'd put some on a plate with her dinner she'd have thrown it on the floor.

We got a delivery of bread fresh from France courtesy of the neighbourhood Twitterati. Isaac declared it the best bread EVER! And the kids managed to eat half the loaf before dinner was ready.

And another neighbour kindness was the gifting of a child sized chair that had been outgrown. The kids both love it and wander off with random food items to sit for a few minutes peace or to play with a doll.

There's a lot of food 'sharing' going on here at the moment. I made a cup of herbal tea earlier and put it out of Isabel's reach while it cooled. Isaac decided to drink it and wouldn't let me share so I had to go and make another one. I don't bother claiming things like toast as my own. I just make a big plate full and see how much I can eat before it gets hoovered up. It's common for my dinner to be a joint affair with at least one child - even if the same food is on their plate. The benefit for me is errr well mainly crusts.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

A flamingo on the beach

When a girl wants milk you just have to give her milk. And if your coat isn't long enough to sit happily on a wet beach then lying down is the only option - not sure what all the dog walkers thought.

A dead whale has washed up on the beach at Hunstanton - it's been there a few days and is getting smelly and someone's gone off with most of its lower jaw. It was fascinating for one small boy (complete with shark hat).

My brother bought both kids waterproofs for Christmas - they're great quality and have been well tested over the last few days. I don't think anything can stand up to children wading in the sea and sitting in it and be fully waterproof but otherwise they're very effective. I think we need waders and then we might be able to cope with winter beach outings.

Monday, 26 December 2011

Splashing in Puddles

So there's this HUGE beach... you know lots of sand, ok some mud, a lot of pebbles and the odd shell. Some castle building and a moat. All of that beach stuff.

Or there's the big puddle in the car park....

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Christmas Day

Christmas Eve fun

Danna's house means the beach - even if it's a cold enough wind to freeze you to the core in seconds! Fun was had by small people and the rest of us put up with it.

We then spent a good few hours in Farmer Fred's - it was a great way to run off some energy for children and adults alike.