Category Archives: kids’ activities

Colour-matching with playsilks

The heat is rising in Gulf Town and we are coming once more to that time of year where Dustyfeet and I spend a lot of time at home looking for things to entertain ourselves. The task seems a little … Continue reading

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A bag of stones

There’s a great shortage of natural objects in our life. We don’t get to play outside much, and when we do,  it’s “Keep-off-the-irrigated-grass” and “Don’t-pick-that-up-it’s dirty” (and it really is – Dustyfeet has been sick two or three times from … Continue reading

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Making heads

I realise I have been very inefficient at keeping up with this blog since we came back to Gulf Town after the summer. This is partly because the summer is over and we are out and about much more, so … Continue reading

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Autumn tree

We’ve been going to a sensory play class recently at Bright Minds, a nursery that isn’t really a nursery, because the parents get to stay and attend classes with their kids. This week, the theme was Autumn (or rather, Fall … Continue reading

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Cupcake case turtle

Yesterday Dustyfeet wanted to do some sticking. I keep a small tray full of bits and pieces of interesting and colourful paper for such occasions, and in the tray I found a whole pile of tiny brown cupcake cases. They … Continue reading

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Melon ball boat

We had friends over for dinner the other night and I bought a beautiful ripe melon from the bakala next door, for dessert. With an ice cream scoop, I scooped all the melon into balls and piled them into one … Continue reading

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Swimming pool cake

Dustyfeet celebrated her second birthday while we were back in the UK. Here is her birthday cake: The idea came from my mum’s Australian Women’s Weekly birthday cake book, which dates back to the 1970s. I used to choose a … Continue reading

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