It was a beautiful, cold sunny day today so we met up with friends and their 3 year old son in town, and we all went to see the reindeer on display as part of the Christmas celebrations in our town. Our favourite was a 7-month-old white calf called Gavin. They were eating lichen and we found out lots about their antlers.
|View from the top of the Ferris wheel|
Hot chocolate and marshmallowsOur recipe is for a thick, Spanish-style hot chocolate, courtesy of Jamie Oliver. This makes a mix, which you can keep in a jar and re-use as required, or give as a gift.
- 2 tablespoons Horlicks
- 2 tablespoons cornflour
- 3 tablespoons icing sugar
- 4 tablespoons quality organic cocoa
- 100g quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), finely grated
- a pinch of ground cinnamon
- a pinch of sea salt
Christmas tree fairiesWe also made some quick tree fairies today, using wooden pegs. I cut out circles from some glittery Christmas drape which we got from the pound shop. I made a small hole in the middle, through which Lilo and Ju pushed the head of the wooden peg through.
|Ju pushes the wooden peg through the hole|
|Creating the fairy wings with pipe cleaner|
|Glueing on hair and creating the waist of the fairy|
|Ju draws eyes and mouth on his fairy|
|Lilo's tree fairy|
|It's hard work putting the fairy on the tree|
|Ju's tree fairy|