Monday, 10 December 2007

Everything's better covered with glitter

Oh blimey, it's been a week since I wrote anything. The truth is I think I'm longing for the end of term more than the children are - we've all had colds, we've been flat out with work and school and really, enough's enough. Only another week to go, hurrah!

I have been making things too. Yesterday was the School Fayre, which went pretty well - we were busy for 2 hours solid, even with a cold and yet another sick bug felling half the PTA committee and a good number of the children. We sold a lot of mulled wine :-) I was running a children's craft stall, with lots of glitter and glue. It was a hit with smaller children - and the parents who realised they got 10 minutes babysitting for 30p! The older children - less so. Oh well. At least we have lots of bits cut out ready to do it all again next year ...

We offered them hearts and trees:


stained glass snowflakes:


lovely smiley Rudolphs:


and some shiny stockings that completely failed to hit the spot, so they need a rethink. More fluff and sparkle needed, methinks.

By the way, please note the gorgeously glittered display twigs. They grow that way in our garden, you know.

PS Do you think the teachers will be inundated with Nigella's Chocolate Pistachio Fudge this year, or can I risk it? I've got Oxfam Unwrapped stuff for them too but this is something the girls could "help" with.

21 comments:

  1. I have always wanted a magic tree! Hand made fudge sounds great to me, but I am no expert. Roll on Friday, that's when we break up too.

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  2. I say give them fudge. You can never have enough fudge.
    Lovely decorations and great magic tree! Do you know the Latin name - I'll pop down to Wyevale for one tomorrow!
    My little beasts break up next Wednesday. We have ice skating planned for the Friday but nothing for the Thursday so that may be our 'wear pyjamas all day' day :)
    Hubby is off after that for two weeks so I'll get lots of moral support :) Not that my morals need supporting of course!

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  3. Make the fudge. If they turn their noses up at it, you can send the remains to me with some seeds for that sparkly twig bush of yours.

    Oh I cannot wait until the end of term. Next Friday - too long people.

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  4. What lovely things for the school fair. Let the teachers have fudge!!!! We're making it for everyone this year! Hope you're feeling better. I'm still a bit below par and seem to have no energy - not so good at this time of year!
    Kimx

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  5. the fudge sounds lovely, they'd be mad to turn it down.
    the pta craft stuff looks great, and a bargain, our kids were cross because I wouldn't spend £1 on a really tacky craft activity.
    if Ali doesn't get all the magic seeds can I have some too

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  6. ah ha, have you been watching nigella express by any chance?? : )

    i saw that tonight too and immediately thought lucy could make that for her grandma's!

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  7. Bother! I just left you a comment but it hasn't saved and my brain has gone to sleep now so I can't remember what to write! It was something along the lines of do your teachers really deserve pistachio fudge and trust a scientist to grow magic trees in her back garden (but it was more wittily put first time round honest!) Lucy x

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  8. Too much fudge is never enough!

    I would love a glittery tree in my garden...

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  9. Go with the fudge - it's a wonderful idea. I've bought wine for my two to give to their teachers *blush* :-) x

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  10. So sweet- I love the reindeer!Definitely do the fudge-as an ex nursery school teacher I would have loved something that the children helped to make..especially if it originated from Nigella!

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  11. Fudge it is then! We break up next Wednesday...8 days and counting...

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  12. I wish I could grow glitter trees... how clever! I know everyone else has said it already... but you really cannot have enough fudge! Sounds wonderful.

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  13. I think I must say the fudge too! I love all the ornaments...quite pretty!

    Smiles...

    Beverly

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  14. Fudge is good...they will probably need a sugar rush on the last day of term. It also give you the chance to 'sample' it while you make it.

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  15. Such sweet makings from the fayre! I especially am taken with the smiley Rudolph. Hope everyone is feeling better soon...be taking good care. Stop time countdown begins now--hooray. DH and I are looking forward to days free ahead. Oh, that pistachio fudge of Nigella's is fantastic stuff. (I've made a variation of it with glacee cheeries and the pistachios--heaven!) Her new Express cookbook is super. Happy Days ((HUGS))

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  16. Love the sweet little decorations :)

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  17. Golly can I have some "prunings" from your garden of glittery twigs.
    cd&m
    http://catondarlingandmoore.typepad.com

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  18. I'd make double the fudge give half to the teachers, put your feet up with a large g&t and eat the rest!

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  19. Aww- my favourite's the googly-eyed reindeer :o) As a teacher's daughter (and sharer of presents)I can safely say that YES fudge would be an excellent present. Can we please have pictures of the fudge to ogle?

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  20. You can never have too much of Nigella's fudge!

    Love the decorations - you are very good to those children!

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  21. I adore that little reindeer, sounds like a fun stall. Super idea the Oxfam one...I am very impressed with this and might do it next year. We are also trying out the Nigella receipe...hey if they don't want it...I will....

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