Autumn On The Tracks!

Lately Ted’s being enjoying trains….we decided to add an autumn feel…

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There’s no reason that the animals can’t get their food for the winter delivered by train!
🙂

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Children’s Play At It’s Best!

On Sunday Alfie spent most of the day planting. He did this of his own accord, and he, and later his friend Lilly, kept themselves busy for many hours.

Alfie has been collecting all his pips and seeds from various fruit he has eaten for a year or so now.

He decided it was time to plant them in his patch, and after he worked out what the seed was, he drew a picture of that fruit and cut out a tiny plant marker, placing it carefully on the place where the seed had been planted….

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Then there was lots and lots and lots of watering..
I didn’t have the heart to tell him that autumn had just arrived and the plants would probably not grow – we can wait and see – maybe we’ll have some surprises in the Spring?!

Children’s play at it’s absolute best!
🙂

Out Fishing

Our English grandparents, Mormor and Patu, have come to stay for a week.

We always love having them to stay, and this time took them out to GÃ¥lo, on the edge of the archipelago – where, much to Patu’s joy, we enjoyed a spot of fishing…

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We had no luck with the fishing – but almost all of us had a try – and we had a wonderful sunny day out!
🙂

Weaving Rafts From Nature

It’s been a while since I posted. The school start (and the various colds that came with it!), have kept us busy..

A couple of weeks ago we had our autumn scout camp. It was wonderful. Such a relaxing time – and the weather was good to us! 🙂

In the evening we watched the older scouts set light to a bonfire on a homemade raft (made by them of course), and it lay anchored at the edge of the lake while we sang songs as the sun went down. Very cosy.

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The next day some of the younger scouts (Maya included) were inspired to make rafts of their own….

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The scouts used the reeds by the lake to form a grid, tying them with long pieces of grass and sometimes rope.

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When sturdy, they weaved ferns through the grid…

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…and even made masts…

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We had some very proud scouts when they were finished!
🙂