Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
We've been doing so much, the last year. And the last couple of months our 'schedule' with outdoory things became busier and busier. Luckily with quiet weekends and quiet evenings, but still: pretty busy for a family that loves staying at home too....
So, Boaz started being not very well two weeks ago (!). He's still not 100% but getting better. Levi and Adam we feverish for a couple of days....
But for my record and to start 2011 sort of organised ;), I'll give a short resume of the last four weeks :)
-helping out at friend's house twice
-attending the carol singing at our church
-a lovely festive crafting meeting at a friend's house
-a visit to -missing all of our HE Christmas parties and ball from Jobs work :(
-Job's parents came over for a 10 day visit
-Christmas party at our church (still don't get the Santa thing!)
-bowling and laser gaming in Torquay with friends
-Job's brother's flight was cancelled due to the snow, so we missed him.
-crib service at our church. There were more people that don't ever come to church than people that I know :(
-sorting out hamma beads at a friends house :P for three hours...
-even we had snow!
A visit to Bygones in Torquay. I liked itThe boys didn't really...
This is what it looked like, the photo was taken by Julia, click on her name to see more photo's!
And now Job is making oliebollen, a Dutch tradition for Newyears eve (funny, in Dutch it's called Oldyears eve ;)).
Have a good one, everyone, as they say here! :))
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
One of the recipients of this challenge was L. P. Benezet, superintendent of schools in Manchester, New Hampshire, who responded with this outrageous proposal: We should drop arithmetic! Benezet went on to argue that the time spent on arithmetic in the early grades was wasted effort, or worse. In fact, he wrote: "For some years I had noted that the effect of the early introduction of arithmetic had been to dull and almost chloroform the child's reasoning facilities." All that drill, he claimed, had divorced the whole realm of numbers and arithmetic, in the children's minds, from common sense, with the result that they could do the calculations as taught to them, but didn't understand what they were doing and couldn't apply the calculations to real life problems. He believed that if arithmetic were not taught until later on--preferably not until seventh grade--the kids would learn it with far less effort and greater understanding.
Read the rest of the article here.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Sunday, December 05, 2010
Friday, December 03, 2010
Thursday, December 02, 2010
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
20g cocoa powder
50g raisins & coconut
Melt together the butter, sugar and cocoa, but do not boil.
Add the egg and stir until thick.
Add the crushed biscuits, raisins and coconut and mix well.
Press into a greased tray / dish and leave to set in the fridge.
Cut into squares before it hardens.
The 50g of raisins & coconut can be any ratio, sometimes i just add 50g of raisins, other times I use 25g of raisins, and 25g of coconut. (up to you)