|A Beautiful Winter Day|
Later in the week, I took the children for a walk along the Thames towards Tower Bridge. We were outside for a couple of hours, and it was a very pleasant walk. It took me some hours to warm up again, afterwards - though the children were fine.
|Watching the River|
|Fun and Games|
|By the Tower of London|
Walking round the Tower of London fitted with our history activity this week, which was making a castle out of cereal and melted marshmallows. We read about the first stone castles in England in our history chapter this week.
|Daddy stepped in to help with castle construction.|
|Not a masterpiece - but fun to make and eat!|
It was fun - and roughly castle-shaped at least.
My 9 year old is very keen on cooking at the moment, and he made us a white chocolate cheesecake from one of the recipe books we gave him for Christmas. He manages pretty much on his own - just asking for occasional tips on what he should be doing.
It tasted every bit as good as it looks!
|White Chocolate Cheesecake & The Cook|
Today we finished our week with another lesson from Art Achieve. Again, the pictures turned out well, and the children had a fun afternoon creating them.
|The Finished Pictures|
I usually feel that I am only just of top of everything, but I am managing to fit in some reading too (although it is a bit of a struggle to find space to do so at times). I have been really enjoying Germany, Memories of a Nation by Neil MacGregor. It is clear, compelling, and fascinating - well worth making time for.
The running also seems to be going well (which I find very surprising). I started the couch to 5k just 11 weeks ago (completing the programme 2 weeks ago), and I ran 4 1/2 miles in 40 minutes this morning. The worst bit is stepping outside the door into a dark, frosty morning, but it gets better once I start moving. Longer, warmer days will be very welcome when they arrive.