Daily Archives: July 21, 2014


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Mini masterpieces with Galt 3

Jen and D had a go at crafting with the Galt mini mosaics set. Lots of lovely sticky foam squares – think colour by numbers but a whole lot cuter. We were encouraged to join in with this competition for the little ones to create mini masterpieces. The problem with this was Jen and D loved the set so much they didn’t want to “waste” mosaic bits on it – sorry Galt, but this does mean it is a great kit. So it’s a big thumbs up from my boys. The idea was to use the mosaic squares to recreate “The Kiss” painting by Gustav Klimt.  This is a very famous artwork, but I had never heard of it, sorry Klimt! Jen used watercolour paint, crayons, and wax pastels from his craft and art draw to colour in his own The Kiss. D just wanted to use the mosaics set in the proper way. This […]


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Red mites – a poultry nightmare 6

Last week Freya Woof attacked Tikka. I was in the front garden with her on a lead as I was gardening. Freya saw a cat and broke our front door as she ran at it so fast her lead bent the door past the right-angle its set to open up at. Anyway in that split second I put her in the front hallway and shut door for that cats sake. I immediately realise the back door is unlocked. Too late, Freya is hunting chickens. I run outside shouting at the dog to stop it, let go, drop. Anything. Nothing worked. Tikka was hanging out of Freya’s mouth, teeth wedged around her, I shout gentle at Freya as I pull Tikka towards me. Freya didn’t let go easily, and I thought Tikka was toast. Both kids came outside whilst this was going on. D was angry I had made a mistake […]