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Friday 13 December
Today we did more digging in the garden, which is a lot of hard work, but it is fun to be outside for science.
For lunch we had peanut butter and yeast extract on toast. We’d got a giant jar of yeast extract from Daily Bread which is the biggest jar I have ever seen.
We watched the antiques programme where they have to look around a market and buy things and then hope they are worth a lot of money to win. I don’t like it as much as the one where they look inside your house and sell your old things, but it is still very interesting.
After lunch we worked on our projects. I finished a piece of my pig, which is one side, from the nose to the bottom, with two legs on it.There was something odd about it, and so I showed it to Mum and we worked out that I had accidentally knitted one of the legs on the wrong side of the knitting, so that one leg is in the right place, and the other leg is sticking out of his back. So I will have to start again from the beginning. But at least now I understand what it is meant to look like.
Monday 16 December
We had a needlework day today, because this is our last week before Christmas so we are going to spend the week doing arts and crafts. I have been knitting my pig because I’d like to give him to Nan for Christmas. I would have possibly finished him by now if only I hadn’t gotten mixed up with the pattern and knitted one of the legs on the wrong side.
Jude was sewing a cross-stitch for Grandad which has a Christmas tree with yellow baubles and red tinsel, and it will be in a frame.
For dinner we made home-made oven chips with beans, and Linda McCartney sausages! I cleaned the muddy potatoes, Jude sliced them and cut off the bruises, and Mum showed us how to drizzle a tiny bit of oil all over the chips in the mixing bowl and turn them over to make them evenly covered, and then we put them in the oven. We cooked the sausages under the grill with some sliced in half tomatoes.
Jude hasn’t found the lip balm, so that’s lucky.
Tuesday 17 December
We made rocky islands out of paper and card! It’s brilliant! We took a piece of cardboard, and then we made rocks out of screwed up pieces of newspaper, and a lighthouse out of a cardboard kitchen roll tube! Once it was all glued down we painted blue and white waves around the rocks and painted the rocks grey. The lighthouses we painted red and white striped. I would love to live in a lighthouse.
In the afternoon I sewed my dress and Jude made scones. Mum says my dress is nearly finished. All we have to do next is put the buttons on and then it’s done. I can’t believe it. I can’t wait to wear it!
We finished reading Wuthering Heights! It’s one of the best books I ever read. It’s so tragic dramatic, all the characters are interesting and I care about them all, even the ones I don’t like.
We have to write essays about the book and hand them in after Christmas. My essay is about comparing the different houses in the story, and who lives in them, and what they are like. Jude is writing an essay about how much the characters hate each other, and why.
Chapter 3 continues next Monday! Have a good week 😀
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