Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
And I love looking through catalogues at things to buy. So imagine the excitement when a new Baker Ross catalogue comes through the door. They sell all kinds of kids' craft materials, from make your own snow globes to pens that draw on glass and funky stickers.
What's more, now my 18 month old is getting to the age where she's interested too. Playdough, made to my mum's thirty year old recipe (see below) was a hit, and next up is rainbow rice where you colour rice with food colouring, put it in a crate and bury toys and cups in it for playing.
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
I am jewish. To those tuned in to such things, I look jewish. My skin is, hmmm - olive? swarthy? a little darker anyway. My hair is brown. My eyes are hazel, whatever that means.
A little later one of the women turned to me. "Where does she get her colouring?" she said.
Here's what I said:
"From my husband. He's fair."
Here's what I wish I had said:
"I don't know, we bought her from gypsies who stole her from a white family."
Monday, 11 June 2012
2) Cookie monster mug - with space for your cookies. Get them here.
* The first two finds courtesy of the Soup Dragon Facebook page
3) This rainbow cake made with copious amounts of food colouring - I have no doubt the organo-fascists of north London will run a mile which is exactly why I intend to serve it for afternoon tea next time anyone comes over.
4) This article on breastfeeding and bottle feeding by Hanna Rosin from The Atlantic magazine in April 2009 sent to me by a friend following my previous post on bottle feeding.