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Monday, 23 August 2010

Chris's cookery course (and other holiday activities...)

I think I can say with some surety that this summer holiday has been a much more interesting one than last year! It's fantastic that we can throw ourselves into all kinds of activities - some of which I've had the time to blog about, others will just end up on my Twitter feed - and the children have certainly had plenty of opportunities to try new things, many of which cost very little if anything.

So far, Lenni has had cycling and tennis courses at Vauxhall Recreation Club, Chris has attended an archeology dig at Stockwood Discovery Centre (their finds are still on display in the museum), and both children have had the opportunity to stretch their legs with Luton's Play Rangers and - of course - their dad.. we went on our first proper bike ride last week, along the new Lower Harpenden Road track - which I'd heartily recommend as an excellent off-road cycle path.

While Lenni had her first day of tennis coaching today, we drove Chris up the M1 to Broughton, near Milton Keynes, for a two hour course at the Inspired Gourmet Cookery School. He had an absolutely brilliant time - Dave, the trainer, was friendly and patient, and the small group created an amazing meal of chicken goujons with roasted sweet potatoes and lemon yoghurt cake for dessert. Chris left the course enthusiastic about cooking (in fact, he'll be making lunch for us on Saturday!) and I have to admit that I'm tempted to have a go at the parent and child cookery course, too... it could be a fun family activity for next year.

Here's our boy with his splendid repast - it didn't last long!

We have less than two weeks of school holidays left - but that's plenty of time to find some more stories to tell...

Posted by james at August 23, 2010 5:11 PM

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