Dividing line…

Paint line between two newly painted buildings, along Commercial Road, Gloucester.

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Day 043 – painting at home…

Home education with the boys at home today, started out with some colouring, painting and workbooks. I love the wet poster-paint effects and the streaks of colour which appear in the partially mixed paint pots – I just wish the glistening and vibrant nature of it would stay – part of the reason why i’m now experimenting with acrylic paint : )

Inside paint pot 24.06.13 Paint splatter 24.06.13 Colour wheel 24.06.13

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Day 003…

No enhancement necessary – red pond weed with tree reflections : )

Red water 15.05.13

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Out and about in Bristol…

A cool and random night out and good chance to have some time away from Gloucester and our two lovely boys!

If you ever get a chance to see the comedian Philberto, you have to go – one of the best stand ups I have ever seen. His impression of a Glaswegian was awesome.

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Stratford Park abstracts…

A great day out at Stratford Park with the boys. Clear and bright with an autumn nip in the air – lots of good direct sunshine with shadows everywhere! The leaves are starting to turn and fall from the trees and my favourite time of the year : )

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2 types of glass…

 

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Planting cabbages…

Bit of a random blog post but there is a lot of planting to do at the allotment and I need to make sure I don’t put the cabbages too close together. So, just checked out a couple of websites and apparently cabbages like an alkaline soil, so i’m going to add some potash to the soil first and dig this in.

Red Cabbage (rodeo) – from http://thegardensmallholder.wordpress.com/

The ash from our wood burner contains potassium carbonate (potash) and sodium carbonate (soda ash), both of which are very similar.¬†We have already added the manure over the winter and it’s nearly ready.

I’m going to put them in 20-30 cms apart and i’ll see what happens…

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Foaming monsters…

Continuing the activity fun times, today was the foaming monsters! The image below gives the instructions but it’s based on white vinegar and Bicarbonate of Soda reacting to form bubbles.

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The boys chose food colouring and we sat back and watched the result! It took a couple of minutes and I did have to add another bit of vinegar and bicarb, but the results were pretty exciting!

Some nice patterns when the two mixtures had come together and the boys had fun using their spoons to mix the two together.

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Christmas lights #4…

A blurred photo of the red and green tree lights with part of the imac screen in the background…

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Painted stairs…

The stairs are nearly done! Might just need another coat on one or two of the risers. Claire did a great job with the colours and painting!

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