One of the baby rabbits was around when I returned home from work and I was able to encourage it into a box for the children to see later. J didn’t think we should keep it because, well because of all sorts of reasons!


Roo is enjoying playing more and is becoming more independent.


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We’re still really enjoying living here. Now that the Summer has arrived it is much easier to do enjoy it (no more constant freezing North wind).  One of our friends said how they could do washing up at the sink for hours with a view like that (above). The moth was found just outside the tent in the morning when the children woke up after having slept out for the night. Quite surprising that they all wanted to, not just the older ones. Very lovely to see them all out there in a long row in the tent.



Brother and Sister set out for a walk with one of the dolls in the pram.

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I guess the advantage of the prevailing wind here is that it is often quite easy to get a kite up in the air. Or at least it should be…




JJ loves KenKen puzzles. He has been working on a 9-by-9 puzzle. I don’t think he yet has all of the logic and maths understanding yet, but he is certainly having a go. After all the 3-by-3 ones were too easy! I need to have a think about how to stretch him next…

This week’s books

The Weavers Gift. Lovely book with black and white photographs showing the process of weaving a blanket from shearing through to the finished product.

King of the Golden River.

Haffertee. Not exactly CM, but it was on the shelf…..

This week’s poem was The Swing  – RLS.

Matt is reading Dangerous Journey (children’s version of Pilgrim’s Progress) and The Dawn Treader. (again?!)


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After finally cutting down the wood that was needed a shave horse has been made. The process created a lot of wood shavings that the boys have really enjoyed burning after starting a fire with their magnesium fire starter and some cotton wool.

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The shave horse is being a big hit with all the children. So far there haven’t been any real projects that have been started yet. Bee wants to work on a bow and we’re hoping to make a stool.

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