The order I made from Tish Tash Toys arrived today;
Play food for the kitchen. A wood pizza and cutter and then a fruit selection that "cuts" up. The pizza has been a big hit with Rye, he's played with it most of the afternoon.
A black doll. I confess I only bought her because I'm required by ofsted to have toys etc that demonstrate diversity. My charge wasn't the slightest bit interested and threw her on the floor. Rye had a quick look; but the pizza set was far more interesting.
Wooden magnetic alphabet. Rye had fun playing with these too; and I'm hoping they will be useful in helping Rye learn to read.
I thought it would be nice to expand on the musical toys I have - particularly as the plastic noisy toys that C's mum gave me, are residing in the cupboard out of reach of tiny hands... the ringing in my ears tells me the xylophone was a bad, bad idea!
It has a lovely tone.. until the kids get hold of the drumstick and beat the hell out of it.
Nonetheless, it's been a lovely day. The sun shining coaxed us out; my charge in the ringsling and Rye holding my hand. We popped into town to visit my bank to deposit a cheque, nabbed a bargain in a shop that is selling everything off for a refit; one of those microfibre floor mops, was £8 reduced to £4 and some LED lights for £3. I am very impressed with the microfibre floor mop, it swept up all the bits and dried mud beautifully. I find my normal floor brush seems to leaves bits all over the place. Came with a little duster too; and gosh; I had more dust that I realised and cobwebs! I console myself I'm a Witch, I'm suppoe to have cobwebs lol.
Once back, I popped my charge down for a nap. I did think she was going to sleep in the sling as she nodded off on the bus; however once in town far too much going on to sleep! Rye was desperate to play with the xylophone - hah not on your nelly boy!
I allowed him to play with it once my charge had been picked up. My poor ears!
Ohhh and I have to mention the tea I made on Sunday for Rye and me. It is a dish my father use to make a lot; I've never known anyone else do it and it's gorgeous and makes an excellent main meal for vegetarians.
The humble yorkshire pud, made glorious with the addition of thinly sliced potatoe. Nom, nom, nom; so simple to make, I micowaved whole, peeled potatoes (in a little water) for a few minutes to begin the cooking process - my dad never did; but then we had an aga, whereas the cooker in this rented property is fierce. Pop the tin in the oven to get smoking hot, once there quickly pile the potatoe into the bottle in a single layer if possible and cover with yorkshire pud batter and shove in the oven on high for about 20 minutes and then lower the temp by appox 100 degrees and cook for a further 20-30 minutes until deeply golden brown and the potatoe is cooked through, serve with the usual roast dinner accompaniments and gravy, nom, nom.
Mashed sweede, yorkshire potato pudding and broccoli with veggie gravey - oh my it was delish :-)