Youngest with the Scones he made for his cooking badge at Cub Scouts.
Eldest with the meal he had to make for his school project.
At various times the Boys had to cook specific meals for School (Primary and Senior) or Scouts and we had to photograph them doing the job as well as the results. I sometimes wonder who did most of the work and the Boys always seemed to make the most mess but we got it done. They always preferred when cooking with me to be making cakes or cookies rather than actual meals and quite often at half term we would spend the day baking their favourites.
These pictures are from 2008 when the boys were twelve and eight.
They did a few sewing projects at both schools but neither of them were interested in that much and I think I ended up finishing some of them. However they loved the projects in woodwork and metalwork they did. You know they say about not forcing your children into stereotypical roles but as soon as both Boys were able to talk they pointed at cars and trucks and tractors and lorries and that is all they ever wanted to play with.
I am still busy sewing the bindings down (!) but am getting there. I have also been planning my Quilt Retreat. The best bit? I am not going anywhere!!!! I don’t have to pack the car up or try and decide what to take or how much to take as it will all be here!!! DH and Youngest are going to be busy the weekends of February 16th to 18th and February 23rd to 25th with the County Swimming Championships in Matlock. So I am going to ensure that all my jobs are done and dusted so that I can spend those two weekends quilting. Treacle, of course, will be coming on Retreat with me and no doubt packing her favourite tennis ball, tee hee.
My snowdrops have poked their heads through and looking great in the very grey days we are having at the moment. It is strange as every other bulb we put in rots after a couple of years as the soil is so wet yet my snowdrops come up every year stronger and more than the previous year. I have put some daffodils in my pots this year but later in the year I will be putting lots more snowdrops in as they seem to like the soil and do well and they are so pretty.
I hope you are having a great Thursday, tomorrow is Friday Book Club.
Hugs, Susie xx