Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Let's make . . .

 At last, a bright, warm spring day! What shall we do?
 Let's dig in the sand. Let's turn the darkness into a castle.
Let's make a flower castle!
 Yes, we filled our bag with all that we would need, on our way here.
The fairies will love this. We'll leave it for them to play in.
 And now that we're back home, let's make an orange candle. First we will squeeze the orange and drink the juice. Then we'll scrape it out and stud it with cloves. Smell them! Aren't they spicy?
Here it is, all ready to show mummy when she comes. And you will take it home with you to show daddy too. Bye Bye. So good to see you, my darling spring sprite!

10 comments:

Vicki Lane said...

You have such lovely inspirations!

Friko said...

You have the most delightful ideas.
Any child would be lucky to have you for a grandma.

I am going to copy your orange candle when advent comes round.

juliet said...

Vicki and Friko, thank you. The flower castle was my idea, but the orange candle idea I found on Facebook.

Try this link to see the original: https://www.facebook.com/homesteading?hc_location=timeline

Marja said...

Oh what a marvellous idea I love it
What fun you had

Penny O'Neill said...

A flower castle! What an imaginative idea, Juliet, and, l am going to borrow your idea of an orange candle. I like Friko's idea of using it for Advent. I see you have a link above in your reply, so, off I go . . .

juliet said...

* Marja, we certainly had lots of fun, and the warm spring weather was on our side.

* Penny, I can just see you doing an orange candle for your little ones. Have fun.

Hotly Spiced said...

I love your orange candle. That must not only give a lovely glow but also send a beautiful aroma through the house. A lovely thing to do at Christmas time, I'd imagine xx

juliet said...

Hi Charlie, yes it glows beautifully. It would be great for Christmas, and even better for winter solstice when our family has a mid-winter Christmas dinner (mid June). Cloves have such a pervasive, spicy smell - very nice.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Juliet - I hadn't thought about squeezing the juice out and just studding the halves with cloves and then putting a candle into it - what a great idea ..

The little one must have been so pleased as too her parents ... and your play on the sands as they warm up ... the frangipani looks scented as I remember it ..

Cheers Hilary

juliet said...

Hilary, I found the idea through a Facebook link:
https://www.facebook.com/homesteading?hc_location=timeline
The little one loved the orange candle.

The white flowers are Indian Hawthorne - not a plant name I knew before, but similar to daphne or frangipani.