Sunday, March 20, 2011

Cakes for Japan

No, we're not going to send the actual cakes to Japan - they are only going as far as school, where the pupil leaders are having a cake sale tomorrow to raise money for Japan relief. We baked loads.

There will be more baking mid-week as Alex is off to cub camp on the weekend and they love to have donations of home-made cakes to take with them...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Aerial view of St Lucia

This doesn't really show all the models as well as it might, but the other photo has lots of sofa and cushions in the background and isn't ideal, either:

The basic concept was a model for each section of the project, with a little booklet about that aspect of St Lucian life.

The main problem with Olivia's projects is storing them later, as you might imagine!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Homemade Paper

Among our many bits and pieces of craft stuff, is a paper making kit - we've done it once before, a long time ago, but this time Sarah decided to have a go for herself - I think it will be quite nice paper when it's dry, if a little holey in places...

Here's what the kitchen looked like, mid-process!

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

New car

Just in case there's anyone I know left who isn't aware we got a new car... Woohoo! I'll spare you the incredibly long and boring saga of spending the best part of the day at CarGiant and driving home through Shepherd's Bush in rush hour. The only upside of that was that Geoff and I had a nice walk along the Grand Union Canal and then a stroll through Kensal Green Cemetery (hence the photo above). If it weren't so far away, I'd be very tempted to go back up there just to explore the cemetery more (it was nearly closing time when we got there).

It's one of those great old cememteries where all the graves and monuments are packed in next to one another, some more tended than others, really interesting and with lots of depth and texture.

This section of the canal is quite nice as well, though a little industrial in parts - but that's canals for you, at least when they go through towns.

And oh yes - here's the car in question!