Spring, but pretty bloody cold. The kids had pony riding this morning. Betsy decided she'd like to have a go, the first time in weeks. She looked so ridiculously happy on DeeDee! She'd stopped as she said she found part of the lesson too hard, but today it was ok. Meg had been looking forward to it all week, and Freddie really enjoyed trotting. We'd stopped on the way to buy carrots and apples, and fed the horses after the lesson.
After lunch Freddie and I made some natural dyes to dye some duck eggs. I chopped the beetroot, Freddie dismantled the red cabbage, and he measured out the turmeric. He added vinegar, salt and water, and we simmered them for half an hour or so (I used this tutorial and used duck eggs as they are white). We're all looking forward to seeing the colours of the eggs once they've soaked for a while.
Later we played some games: chess, sort-of-kind-of-backgammon (not really backgammon at all!), and shut the box. Freddie beats me at shut the box every time.
Now Fred is at Jarvis's, Meg is watching Peppa Pig, Betsy is making a space rocket, and I'm excited about going to the cinema with my friend this evening!