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Written by K9


The A kids (that’s us) built a mud hut this last summer.

The hut is now finished and we have fun playing in it.

We have built a roof so that when it rains we race to the mud hut.

There is an oven, a play one not a real one!

We have green potatoes and bran (out of the compost), leaves and bad tomatoes from the real garden.

We make bread, salads and mashed potato.

We have a marmite container that we pretend is soy sauce.

There is also a letter box and a garden.



j12 here 

The other day I made out of a baby’s  formula tin a small boat frame. Then after I glued the sail in, I put a few layers of tin foil to make it bigger and better. It sails well.

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. 🙂

sew special

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It’s so good to see you smiling again and to see some colour in your cheek and a sparkle in your eye after your bout with pneumonia. Soapy has loved you this last two weeks, hasn’t he?

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And now you have reciprocated his love by making him his own special quilt. I hope he likes it as much as you love yours! I’m sure he will be especially fond of the mirror button.
(Now here’s a little secret: even though you have been sad lying on the mattress on the floor beside us each day, it was kinda nice to see you all snuggled up in your-specially-requested-brand-new-made-with-love-for-you quilt. I’m so glad it helped you feel better. M5 is on the mend – YAY)

I wanna be dangerous

By K10

I wanted to make a catapault from The Dangerous Book For Boys that I got for my birthday, so I asked Mama if I could and she said, “Yes”. I drew a plan, which I followed. Here’s the end result:

I used chopsticks (which I got told off about), a bottle lid and copious quantities of wool.

Favourite Books Centre Stage

Coming up in three weeks is a church family camp…and on the Saturday night there’s a concert. Last time we acted out the story of The Little Red Hen. This year it’s Eric Carle’s Very Hungry Caterpillar. We spent this afternoon making props with items we got at the recycling centre:

We’ll see you on stage at 7:42….not giving away any more than that for now;-)

Moving House

Mama and Dadda have a track record of staying in a house for under a year….well they used to….they lived in eleven houses in ten years! But now we have been in this house for five years. We gave it a big tidy-up this week and moved furniture around and cleaned every nook and cranny. It looks really nice now.

Here’s Mama and Dadda’s bedroom….

with the chair Mama recovered:

Here’s one girls’ room….

and the other one:

And all the boys are in together (the girls would be too except that there’s only one set of bunks so they get split up)

Once someone said it was sad that we would never get to have our own room and Mama said that she doesn’t expect us to do anything she doesn’t do. She shares with Dadda and we get to share with our siblings;-)

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