Monday, 11 May 2009

An Easy Sunday...

Yesterday was quite an easy day for us... the boys played with their games upstairs...dh rebuilt his website (damn hackers!!) and i made the boys some playdough. So simple and well worth doing even just to use up almost out of date flour....

1/2 cup salt
1 cup flour
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp cream of tartar
1 cup boiling water
food colouring

Mix all the dry ingredients then vigorously mix in the boiled water and colouring. Leave to dry and store in an airtight container between uses :)

We also made some Krispie cakes using what was left of the cranberries, coconut, rice krispies and chocolate. I love using the little bits that are left at the back of the cupboards and tins......theres something so satisfying in throwing an empty bag/carton into the recycle bin and having a little space in the cupboard.

Council have said we are ok to keep chickens so now we just need to work out the pro and con list........anyone have any views, does anyone keep them in a back garden? :)


  1. Good Morning Debbie
    A pleasure to visit your blog this morning, i thought i would do a little blogging before i google on how to make play dough for my boys, and ta tar you have kindly put the ingredients for us thank you ( i hate the play dough at the ELC shop it dries out so quick and is also so hard to hard for my little 2 year old to roll anyway.)
    your looks good enough to eat better make sure i put plenty of salt in just incase i have a nibble(he he)
    hugs Debra

  2. Hi Debbie
    love making play dough :) and krispie cakes :) hehe
    i have an allotment and tons of chickens up there but the only other blog i read where they have chickens in their back garden is
    she's only just got them and shes wrote about them on there, hope that helps :) x

  3. Those cakes look lovely - my duagher made some with Mini Eggs on - they were tasty :)

  4. Hi Debs
    Go on get the chooks .... we dithered for years and finally got our girls last week ... you don't have to spend a fortune on one of those fancy chook houses ... we have converted an old shed and added a run and OH is determined not to spend more than a tenner on it and has been begging, borrowing and skip diving to get the wood and wire needed. We were advised to get hybrids by a local poultry centre who were extremely helpful and gave us lots of advice. The hybrids are friendlier birds and are good with children. The four we have should lay around 250/300 eggs a year each, we will use loads but I hope to sell the rest to family and friends to cover the cost of feed, bedding etc. Try and find out if there is a breeder close to you who you could visit. Lala x


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