Sunday, May 17, 2009

Typical Days 6

Thought I would share what we did today.
DS, 9, decided he didn't want to go to homeschool group again, so we decided to use our free entry for homeschoolers pass to get into Raglan Castle.

The weather was lovely, and we enjoyed clambering over walls,up spiral stairs and down dark holes.DD noticed swallows nesting in the stone work. We knew they were swallows because they had the same song as a toy swallow we had.

Lovely picnic. We talked about how we could make flapjacks-"Yours are not like these, these are lovely and moist!"

A school party was there at the same time. I was struck by the rigidity-they had to go where the teacher wanted to go, they had "educational" worksheets they had to fill in.

My children were delighted to get £1 each to spend in the gift shop-they spent many minutes deciding what they could get for that.

DD12 decided on the chocolate castle, dd6 and ds 9 both bought a pen and eraser.

All of the children took lots of photos. They loved the koi in the pond. We noticed these particular small birds landing on just leaves floating on the pond.

On the way home we popped into a garden centre to buy some trailing plants to go in our "new" watering can, which we rescued from the recycling centre yesterday.Ate ice cream as the weather was nice. ~ Catrin

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