Hi everyone,Just wanted to let you know we are thinking of you, missing the children and hoping that they are coping well; especially the children who are transitioning this year. I know it cannot be easy for them or you.
I’ve been occupying myself with gardening and decorating; welcoming the good weather as it gets me out of the house. You can’t decorate in the house when the sun is shining can you?
I have also been baking which is not really my forte but I found it impossible to get plain flour from any shops. My youngest daughter sent me a recipe for a flourless chocolate cake (also gluten free) using only 3 ingredients.
500g dark chocolate (you can use milk)
Eight tablespoons of unsalted butter
Pre-heat oven to 150° or gas mark two.
Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl for five minutes
Melt butter and chocolate together
Slowly fold chocolate and butter into the beaten eggs
Pour cake mix into a cake tin
Place cake tin into a pan of water for 20 minutes remove water and then bake for another five minutes at 150°/Gas mark two
It was easy to make and delicious.
I have really enjoyed watching videos of my grandchildren. Two of my grandchildren have been doing cosmic kids from youtube which tells a story using yoga poses for instance using poses which show animals or objects in the story. I laughed so much at one point where they were sitting cross legged in a pose and pretending to use their foot like a telephone. Hilarious. Great activity for story telling and exercise at the same time.
My other two grandchildren sent me a video of them doing a great art activity using items from the garden. This was done for my five year old grandson‘s home learning. You will need
Stones or rocks
A piece of square wood, kitchen tile or canvas
Here is the finished result from my grandchildren, hopefully this will inspire you to create something similar.
I hope you are all able to enjoy the bank holiday and I am wishing everybody who celebrates a very happy Eid.
For all our parents who are NHS workers, carers and key workers you are all amazing and I would like to say a big thank you!
Look after yourself, stay safe!
Until next time,
Love from Tracey xx