Kids Climate Conference after writing a motivation letter. A whole weekend in a cottage and the rest of the family could come along. Yay. The kids were asked for their ideas of solutions for environmental problems. Princess Laurentien (Missing Chapter Foundation) lead an inspiration discussion between the kids and CEO's of some large companies. Their ideas will be collected in a book and send to leading authorities and schools. But not only serious business. Also herding sheep, blowing glass, flying in a balloon and more of that stuff. What a wonderful idea to let children think about adult problems. Good for them, good for the world. We had a great weekend.
This is something I wanted to try for a while. Honey comb. Heat sugar and honey and add baking soda, then it starts to foam. Let it cool down and you have a crispy sweet snack. And although I really enjoyed the taste, this candy isn't going to be prepared again here. The kids and my husband didn't like it, while the fluctuating sugar levels in my blood gave me a fierce headache the same evening. Wouldn't be wise. Pity.
Vroege Vogels. It was a good way to get the daughters over their moderate fear of spiders. A fun after school activity.
The toadstools are pretty easy to crochet. I decorated them with wool felt and embroidery.
Jeroen Bosch has died. This will be celebrated with a large exhibition of his work. Many activities are leading up to that grande finale. Last weekend we went to see 'the world of Jeroen Bosch'. A festival reviving the time of this great painter. The girls didn't want to go at first, but I persuaded them by telling that there would be birds of prey. Gave me the chance to finally have a peak into the Hieronymus Bosch art center. All his work in high quality replica's. Unfortunately there are no originals left in the city where Bosch has been born and lived all his life (most of them are in Spain). We'll have to wait till 2016.
storybook buntings, ready to be send in a handmade envelop with a handmade label. All done before, but turned out pretty nice this time.
Madeleines de Commercy (replaced absent lemon by mandarin) and very easy Mini Pecan cakes (the smaller version in financiers mold).