Lincoln Green

Written by J12 and J13

“The Merry Adventures Of Robin Hood” by Howard Pyle is one of our favourite books and since Mum read it to us we have all been interested in the story. It was that book that inspired us to make bows and arrows and act out our version of Robin Hood, and after watching BBC’s “Robin Hood and “The Adventures Of Robin Hood” we wondered about making a Robin Hood cape/hood. That was about a year ago, but just lately we made a camp (a platform up in a tree with a barn underneath for our bikes horses) and whilst Robin (J12) was sitting at camp, with Guy Of Gisborne and The Sheriff Of Nottingham (K10 and L7) putting him under siege, Robin thought of making a Cape of Lincoln Green so that he could escape without being seen! So after seeking the help of Marian (J13) they together made a cape, or “hood” as Robin likes to call it, out of Lincoln Green.

We based our cape design on the capes from the two Robin Hood movies that we have seen and the outcome was better than we we expected. 🙂


4 Responses to “Lincoln Green”

  1. 1 my3boysandi March 9, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    My home schooler was sent a Robin Hood outfit from my cousin in the UK
    such a great hero

    I really like your cape
    enjoy and have fun

    have a great week

  2. 2 kate5kiwis March 11, 2008 at 6:57 am

    awesome photo (photoshop) you guys!!!!!
    rather clever, and WHAT FUN!!!
    or course, we have *two* different MOVIES of Robin Hood, (why is mama not surprised? lol)
    one is the real life version, made in 1973, when i was *four* (how old was mama??) which i think you might like, it’s really sweet.
    the other is the disney version, great for a *silly friday night* (do the bears have those? we do…)
    loads of love
    auntie X

  3. 3 uskids March 12, 2008 at 12:33 am

    Mrs G:
    Glad you like the photo, J12 likes using it.
    We got the 1973 version out of the video store and watched it that way and grandpa gave the Disney version to us, we like both versions. Guess we beat you on this one, we taped the BBC 2006 version (screened last year in N.Z.)this version is pretty good, although the sheriff kills quite a few people, hmmmm.
    You asked “How old was Mum?” Mum was four.
    You also asked if we have *silly Friday night*
    We don’t, but we bought some “Moody science classics” and Mum would ideally like us to watch one every Thursday night together as a family, this doesn’t always happen though.
    Love from the Bears XO

  4. 4 Rach March 13, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Methinks it is time to stop inviting people over on a Friday night and instigate the Silly Friday!!

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