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Sunday, 8 April 2012

Mostly Victorians

It’s been a busy old time recently so as usual the blog gets neglected a bit. The garden is growing, the allotment still needs a huge amount of work and what with birthday parties and school stuff for Easter, it’s been rush rush rush. We’re back from holiday now so expect a few catch up posts!
Firstly O has been doing Victorians at school. This is her first foray into to history and we have been hugely enjoying watching Horrible Histories on CBBC. The songs are really genius. I am partial to British Things sung by Queen Victoria! O had a school assembly where they sang Food Glorious Food from Oliver! and she had a few lines to say which went well. We also had a session making a Victorian house and a visit to Revelly Lodge in Bushey which was really good.
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The Lodge is part of Bushey Museum and I must have driven past it loads of times but as it is unmarked had no idea what it was. The kids dressed up and had a Victorian lesson, tea and did the laundry with the aid of some very willing volunteers.
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Of course the garden is sprouting – literally and up to last thursday we had weeks of glorious sunshine and no rain at all. Now its rained a bit because its the Easter Hols and the temp has dropped massively and ironically we have a hosepipe ban already. I foresee many trips with the watering can… The Sprouting Brocoli is finally ready and very yummy,especially in a cheesy gratin style.
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Making stuff next time and also the River Cottage Update!

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