My 3-year-old and I have been experimenting for a while with making ‘ice cream’ based on yoghurt and fruit. Mashing fruit into yoghurt is ideal cooking for under-5s, after all. And it’s certainly been ice cream weather!
We don’t have an ice cream maker though, and so far any mix that has survived the extensive ‘tasting’ that goes on, and got as far as the freezer, has come out rock solid and full of ice crystals… even if I take it out and stir it during freezing.
Also, how many under-5s do you know who happily agree to waiting a few hours for – well, anything.
A super quick post to let you know about this event!
If you’d like to pick up some free children’s or adults’ clothing while visiting a family-friendly farm, head down to Stepney City Farm tomorrow (Saturday). They’re hosting a free clothing ‘Swap Shop’ from 11-3pm.
For more about visiting this lovely city farm with kids, see my post about it, here.
If there’s one thing in common about what local parents have said to me about planning for a school or preschool place in Bow East, it’s uncertainty.
Will there be enough places in nearby schools for local children next year or the year after? Which schools is my child likely to get into – and which only offer places if you live within a stone’s throw? Will the new Bow primary and preschool open in 2018, or 2019? Why can’t we have enough full time, state preschool places for all 3-year-olds, regardless of postcode? How do school admissions even work? Friends of Bow Primary, the local group I help to run, has requested an open meeting with the pupil services team from TH Council and they have been hugely positive about the idea. (They’re even offering a second meeting at a weekend if you can’t make this one.)
Here’s your chance to not only ask those questions and more, but to have your say. The Council is about to decide when to open the new Bow primary and they want to hear from local parents to help them decide.
Pop over to friendsofbowprimary.wordpress.com if you want to find out more and sign up for updates.
This week is Real Nappy Week, so if you’re thinking of trying them out (or use them already and want to pick up some tips, freebies or preloved nappies), there are lots of events in April to help you: details below.
I’ve posted before about ‘real’ (or cloth / re-usable) nappies, how easy they are to use and why I like them so much, so I won’t repeat all the details here.
But, aside from cutting waste, carbon emissions and cost (and being damn good at containing wee and poo), did I mention how cute cloth nappies are these days?
Look at these new Bamboozle Stretch lovelies I’ve just bought to top up my stash for my 1-year-old (I got them from the Nappy Lady here, though she doesn’t pay me for affiliate links or anything, I’ve found her to be very reliable and helpful). Super soft knitted bamboo, brilliantly absorbent and… cute. Continue reading “Real Nappy Week events, cute nappies”
The RAF London Museum is a series of huge aircraft hangers stuffed with real planes. If you’ve a small person who’s into planes or helicopters, this would be a great outing. It’s about 10 minutes’ walk from Colindale on the Northern Line, and it’s free.
The whole place is on a huge scale, so there is lots of room for toddlers to run around. There are wide carpeted walkways between and sometimes under the planes, so it’s very buggy-friendly too. It’s made up of several hangars, and although part of the site is currently closed for development we didn’t even get round everything that was open. Continue reading “London RAF Museum”