I’m grateful that my children have the opportunity to harvest and eat food that they have helped to grow. In a society where everything seems to come in packaging from supermarkets, they have first-hand experience of where food comes from and the processes involved.
I’m also thankful that they have an unhurried childhood with plenty of time to get up close and personal with nature and appreciate God’s amazing creations. Aaron produced this observational drawing of a tiny black and orange spider that he found.
Following on from Bideford Heritage Day last week, the children wanted to make some cardboard shields. Aaron asked me to search for heraldry on Google Images and based his shield on one particular design.
Today was Barnstaple Elephant Day, which is an annual event celebrating the local discovery of a straight-tusked elephant fossil. We dropped our car at the garage for repairs and then met up with Colin’s mum, sister and nephews. As well as the normal stalls and fairground rides, it was great to see some more historical reenactment. We listened to a surgeon talking about various medical procedures, watched pikemen demonstrating combat moves and saw some muskets being fired. The four cousins made more cardboard shields at the craft stall and then spent most of the afternoon chasing each other around!
Colin had an email this week to say that he has successfully passed his teaching degree! We’re already looking forward to his graduation ceremony in the autumn. He also had an ultrasound scan on Thursday to see what is causing his liver problems, but we are still waiting for the results of that.