Yep, it’s about food… and it’s about yummy baked treats… and all made and eaten during lockdown and the weeks after.
i love baking but in the time before the pandemic something else always took up my attention and availability. Plus my family are not sweet-tooth people. But when we went into semi-lockdown (Switzerland never fully locked down – see this post), i decided i should be making more stuff at home and not depend on store-bought stuff so much. Of course, i had a couple of captive diners who had to eat the bakes 😉
It was also great to be able to share photos of my bakes with my friends who are also into baking and made for great conversation during the lockdown period.
i started baking from the middle of March. Here are photos of all those bakes for you to enjoy (i took a 3 week break from baking during the summer holidays and only started up again last week):
If you are interested getting the recipes for any of the bakes, drop me a message.
Do you bake? Care to share a few pictures and recipes?
So it’s back to school for us this week, after 2 weeks of Spring holidays.
We didn’t do very much this holiday. Our big thing was building a garden seat out of 2 pallets which we saved off the sidewalk last year.
Then there was the Ferienpass (holiday programs from the parent association in our village) in the first week. Tobias visited a bus factory and made a model bus out of metal. He got to spray-paint it and it is a useful pencil-holder. There were other programs he was interested in but they were full. I helped out again at the playgroup Ferienpass program, where we made bunny bags and sang bunny songs (the theme was bunnies because of Easter).
During the second week, we went over to a friend’s and played games for an afternoon, which was great fun. On another day, Tobias went for a movie with his friend, by themselves. i dropped them off and picked them up. They loved it! We got in some squash practice. And of course, Tobias cooked 2 lovely dinners as he always does during holidays.
So although it has been a rather quiet-type holiday, compared to our usual, we enjoyed it. Now onto finishing the school year in style 😉
Look at the seriousness with which they are tackling the task of building their very first model plane together 😉
My dad – Tobias' granddad – had bought a couple of model plane kits for him cos my brother had a few and Tobias would like one too. The plan had been that my dad would build it with Tobias while we were in Singapore. However, as it turned out, between our many appointments and my dad working, there wasn't time. But it was decided that it was better this way cos that made them easier to carry home, instead of having to fear them breaking while en route, we simply packed them in their boxes into our suitcases.
The basic body of the plane has been finished but they are still adding little bits (decals) here and there so there is not yet a completed plane to be photographed. But they enjoyed working on it greatly.
I could have done it with him too – making it a mummy/son project. But I know I'm just not as good and I wasn't sure about which decals went where – the instructions were not exact on this point.
There was another reason why this became a daddy/son project – it just seemed like a father/son thing – don't you think so? This always makes me wonder about the question of how little boys wanna be like their daddy and little girls like their mummy. Is it genetics or more than that?
Even though Tobias spends more time with me, (just because daddy works away from home a fair bit), he still loves and sometimes even prefers to spend time with his daddy. He likes a lot of the same things which daddy likes. He is a daddy's boy 🙂