Thursday, 19 February 2009

The Penultimate Day !!!!

The last but one day of the hols and as much as I love them I am starting to wilt !! A dry morning so we took Molly our choc lab to the park to blow the cobwebs away and to feed the ducks on the lake. They were a noisy lot (kids too) - three swans stood on the weir with their heads in the air and wings a flapping and honking like mad. We all stood and da da'd the tune to the Viennese Waltz in time with the honking - it was quite a sight and we got a few queer looks from passers by but what the heck we were having fun.

Came home for lunch and then made some new playdough - even the 8 year olds love to mess with this stuff - it is quite theraputic - I use a really easy microwave recipe as follows:

2 cups plain flour

2 cups salt

2 cups water

4 tsp cream of tartar

2 tsp cooking oil

food colouring (flavouring can also be used to give it a nice whiff - the little ones shouldn't want to eat it as it is so salty and if they taste it once they won't try a second time!)

Just mix it all up in a large bowl and nuke for 1 minute - give it a stir and keep repeating till it thickens and drys out enough to knead. Remember to leave to cool for a while - I use rubber gloves at this point coz it is a little tacky but as soon as it cools it is fine. It will store in a plastic bag for a couple of months.

An exciting day on a blogging level - I have 2 followers - thank you so much to LittleGem and Thoughts and Ideas. I am quite getting the hang of this blogging lark and it is so nice to sit at the end of a busy day and take a peak at what everyone has been up to.

I am hoping to visit a local auction on Saturday - the first time I have been there for ages - must leave the plastic at home so I don't get too carried away !!!

1 comment:

  1. You are welcome! I love finding new blogs and yours is a lovely one xx