Branston Pickle's class always begin a Monday with their weekend news. It's Friday already, so I'm not quite hitting the blog as it happens, but still I wanted to share what we've been up to.
I was a little miffed that Branston Pickle said he couldn't remember anything for this Monday's news. We had spent all of Saturday afternoon with his sister baking whilst SMO and Small-n-Grubby went to do pre-season work on the cricket pitch. They will look back on their childhoods and say "You never did things like that with us Mum." but I have the pictures to prove it!
The Dinky Diva made chocolate chip cookies, but they don't appear to have survived long enough to be photographed.
On Sunday I abandoned the family totally for a double treat with my sister. First a trip to Hobbycraft in Basingstoke, where I sought out some real bargains.
Then on to The Vyne for lunch and a leisurely stroll through the past. This part didn't quite go to plan as a combination of nice weather, new exhibits and a special tree climbing day meant the place was swamped with people. The tea rooms were in disarray and after much queuing all we managed to get was a coffee and cake. Definitely take a picnic with you if you visit here when the children are not at school. Perhaps you could eat it on the Chute's lawn, the view's quite nice.
So LOTR fans, geeks and the inquisitive consider yourselves enabled!
~ Kate ~