Some things are worth the wait. Although I have to remind myself of this daily these days.
Lockdown is hard, but it won’t be forever, and when restrictions do start to ease and we’re back to living life as we did before I know I will appreciate every little detail so much more.
Waiting gives us time to pause and with a pause we can do so much: we can rest and regenerate, become more creative, connect with others or we can enjoy that special space where wonder sparks, where we feel amazed by all the beautiful things that surround us.
I hope you have a wonderful long weekend next week, and remember if you gave anything up this year, especially something you loved, it will absolutely be worth the wait.
Enjoy the issue,
Holiday Activity: Easter Scavenger Hunt Printable
Use our Spring Scavenger Hunt printable over the holidays to move, learn and create. Just download and print the PDF below and enjoy searching!
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Three good things that lifted us up this month
Flight of the Starling
The mesmerising video of starling birds in flight, creating the shape of a giant bird.
The cute new Netflix movie the whole family can enjoy.
The blissful extra hour of sunlight this evening. Don’t forget to reset all the clocks today!
A perfect way to use up all those chocolate eggs arriving soon! (Yields 12 chocolate apple slices)
Chocolate Apple Slices
What can you do with the last of your little one’s chocolate eggs from Easter? Here’s one idea - melt them and sneak in fruit!
This is a super easy recipe and a really fun thing to do together, and as long as they agree of course, a great way to polish off the last of their chocolate eggs.
The quantity of chocolate here will make enough for about 12 apple slices. Plenty for my three chocolate loving boys!
You will need:
6 apples, thickly sliced
Hundreds & Thousands
How to make chocolate apple slices:
To start, melt the chocolate in a microwave (easier and safer than standing over a hot stove). Break into small pieces and heat on full power in a microwave proof bowl for 30 seconds. Take out and mix. The chocolate will still be solid. Put back in the microwave for 1 minute, mixing again halfway through.
If there are still some small pieces of chocolate chunks in the bowl let the melted chocolate sit for a minute or two and mix again. If you need to, pop back in the microwave for a further 20 seconds.
Next chop your apples into thick slices and press a lollipop stick into the end.
Dip the apples into the molten, melted chocolate and turn over a couple of times to get them really chocolaty.
Sprinkle over Hundreds and Thousands, and leave on parchment paper to dry. Remember, they’re even tastier when they’re not perfect!
As soon as they have hardened (this will take about 30 minutes) tuck in. Crunch through the sprinkles, get good and chocolaty and munch into the delicious juicy apple inside.
We decided that this was definitely the best way to polish off those eggs!