Monday, 17 March 2014

it's a nice day to bake a mud cake

This weekend it was so sunny in London, and for the first time ever we have a garden!
Doing anything in doors felt like a waste of this amazing sunshine, so we decided to make mud pies (and mud chocolate mouse, and mud hot chocolate)
 Eli and his cousins loved it, and it really brought me back to my own childhood.  I spent hours pottering about outside with water, mud, petals and grass for garnish!
 It made me think... do kids ever get messy these days? I think it's very healthy once in a while. It was really nice to see the kids using their imaginations, thinking about the ingredients they could put into their potions, using a cardboard box as a cooker, and narrating pretend cookery programs.... and not an ipad in sight!!

 This is a lovely little book which can help if your lacking your own mud pie ideas
a little sample of what's inside

So next sunny day... get messy!

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