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Haunted House Halloween Party

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

For the last few years we’ve been having a Halloween party for our kids to bring some friends around. We have the usual party games, but this year wanted to do some things a bit different. The first thing was that along with my children we decided to make Halloween a bit more fun for […]

Raspberry Pirate – home made case for the Raspberry Pi

Friday, May 11th, 2012

The Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive lightweight computer designed for teaching programming to school children. At the moment it is available as a bare-bones processor board, but there are plans for a cased version in future. In the meantime there are some 3rd parties that have created or are in the process of creating cases. […]

Easter Craft Picture 2012

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

This years giant Easter picture is above. For various reasons we left it until Easter Sunday to finish the Spring picture this year, but that gave an opportunity to include crafts from a Day Out we had during the Easter holiday. The Daffodils on this picture were created as part of the heritage crafts at […]

Crafts – Christmas Picture (Christmas Tree and Snowman)

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

This years Christmas craft picture is a large Christmas Tree and Snowman. This giant craft picture is the first we’ve made since I mounted a dedicated craft board to the wall. The board is a piece of MDF that I got had the local B&Q to cut to size. The board is much better than […]

Crafts with kids – 3D snowflake Christmas decoration

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Make your own 3D snowflake using only plain paper, sellotape and staples. This is inspired by the Wiki How guide to making a 3D snowflake. My first attempt didn’t work out too well as the cuts were not uniform between the different points of the snow flake. So I created a template to make it […]

Recipe Mince Pies

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Here is a recipe for easy home-made mince pies. It’s a slight variation on the traditional pies recipe with a sweeter pastry. This recipe is great for cooking with kids. You can make your own mincemeat, but it’s easier using a standard jar of good quality mincemeat. Makes 12 mince pies Ingredients Pastry 225g plain […]

Make your own Easter Chicken

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Create your own Easter Chicken using the following templates. These are easy for children to make, although an adult may need to help with cutting the shapes out first. There are two files. One is a Open Document Graphics file which can be edited using either LibreOffice or OpenOffice.org both of which are available for […]

Winter craft picture – House silhouette, snow, snowman and Christmas tree

Monday, December 13th, 2010

This Winter’s craft picture is now complete. We change our picture each season so whilst it’s nice to include Christmas elements in the picture this picture needs to last beyond the rest of the house Christmas decorations. This year we went for a house silhouette with snow, a Christmas tree and a snowman created with […]

Crafts with children – Autumn Hedgehog picture 2010

Friday, October 15th, 2010

This is our latest craft picture with the kids. This is a giant wall picture that is mounted on the wall in our hallway. The hedgehog was made on A3 sized coloured paper marked with a permanent marker. Coloured tissue paper was cut into small pieces and glued onto the paper. The hedgehog was then […]

Greenlands Farm Village – Children’s Farm and Pottery

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Greenlands Farm village is in Lancashire near Junction 35 of the M6, just south of the Lake District. We visited during our holiday at Heysham near Morecambe. The village consists of a children’s farm, and indoor soft play area, a pottery and selection of shops including a farm shop and wine shop. On Sundays there […]


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