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Kids Inc. 2


Feather Down Farm Part 2: Where you only have to love, run fast and be impressed by chickens..


A time away from modern life, where nothing is more important than building dens, climbing trees….and shooting your best friend.


It was the perfect spot for giant bubbles..

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But, damn it…it’s a hard activity to perform secretly…and the kids soon discovered us..

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We did a fabulous walk to the Lamb at Buckland for a delicious Sunday lunch…before running back home again in a thunderstorm to be ready for a felt making class..


The results: I’m thinking squared off and blanket stitched onto cushions with a pom pom trim round the edge?

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And then the final night closed in…all in all, it was the stuff of dreams..

Laters, Kate x




Joy is simply producing a whopping, great bubble…and wanting to do it again, and again, and again…


Yesterday, we finally go our giant bubble mixture to really work…YAAAAAAYYYYYY!


The recipe was:

One and a half teaspoons of guar gum (bought from Amazon).

Mixed with enough glycerin (from local chemist) to turn it into a paste.

To which 4 litres of hottest tap water is slowly added.

And a tablespoon of baking powder.

Then finally 6 oz of the best fairy liquid you can buy (we used platinum).

(The trick is lots of vigorous stirring..and then let it sit for 20 minutes).


(The bubbles wands are simply made from wooden spoons and cotton string, tied in a triangular shape with a weight (keys/keyrings work well) at the bottom).

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We learnt that if you blew into the bubble..

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You could get bubbles inside the bubble!


Hours and hours of pure, unadulterated FUN!

Laters, Kate x

Nailed it!


We were at my sister’s being fed like royalty last week and these were being passed around: pics of the crafts that you’re inspired to do via sites like Pinterest..that don’t always turn out as intended.  I can relate – it happened to me yesterday..four excited children and all the ingredients (even the glycerin) to make giant bubbles – you know, the bigger than a person ones? – we measured, we mixed, we made…it squelched. Not so much as a single sphere…

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It’s a turkey ok?

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(Pictures from all sorts including Google and Pinterest)

Next time it rains, mine will be the garden that foams..

Laters, Kate x