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Making a String Phone

Making a String Phone

One thing I remember doing as a child was making string phones with my friends. They were so much fun and could never work out how they managed to get the sound from one cup to the other along the string. Obviously now a days phones are all cordless so the very thought of something having string or cord to make it work is alien to the young generation. So on this wet miserable Monday I decided to show Zach how to make a string phone.   What you need: 2 empty paper cups or if you have 2 empty tin...


Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)

Shrove Tuesday (widely known as Pancake Day) is a day in February or March, preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in many countries by consuming pancakes. Shrove Tuesday, a moveable feast, is determined by Easter.

Daisy Chains

I was just out walking my dog, Flynn, and noticed all the daisies popping up in the new spring grass and it made me remember the countless spring and summer days either sitting in the school playing field or in the local village green and making daisy chains with my friends.

So who knows what Snobs is?

You've all heard of, if not before played the game Jacks but who has heard of Snobs?

Snobs is a traditional children's game played the world over for which there is no formal organising body. Consequently, rules vary from country to country and place to place.  

The game is also known by a variety of names including JackstonesChuckstonesDibsDabsFivestonesOtadamaTally and Knucklebones.