It’s suddenly started raining lots so we’ve enjoyed a few days at home (although Jonathan and I had a foray out to Carisbrooke Castle in the wind and rain).
All the kids were involved in helping with Jonathan’s magnificent gingerbread creation.
War on Gingerbread:
Jonathan describes it in detail: “at the top left corner there is a person with a jetpack and a double barrelledd shot gun. on the bottom left is a person with a flamefrower. next to him is a dead body.next to the dead body is a lightning strike were the lightning has made a fire.
next to that is a person with a BIG gun. in the left bottom corner is a androgynous.
above the androgynous is a BOMB!!!!! next to that is a cloud.”
The trip to Carisbrooke Castle was good. It was good for me to be going to an English Heritage site without being the organising person and stressing about all the organising. We had a talk about the castle’s timeline and the kids had a chance to dress up
Jonathan got to play the Castle’s most famous prisoner, Charles I.
We headed off to walk around the ramparts with most of the others but it was just too wet and windy to be enjoyable, so we headed indoors to look around the museum instead.
I had very kindly been given some money to spend on Jonathan so in the shop we got a Trebuchet.
We spent the whole of the next two days making it (between going out to do other things and waiting for the glue to dry) and we are still making adjustments to try and make it fire well.
Obviously while doing this I am I am also helping Ruth with Chemistry IGCSE work and feilding questions from Rebkah sat at the computer about all sorts – typical home-edding really.