Ship Ahoy!

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Hello and thanks for stopping by. My boy turned 5 yesterday! Here in the Netherlands it is tradition for the children to take a treat into school to share with classmates, sugary food is of course not a good idea so fruit is a good alternative. We checked out Pinterest last week for ‘traktatie’ (treat) ideas and Dexie chose a Pirate Ship melon! I was kind of wishing I hadn’t shown him the internet but it’s good to challenge yourself (apparently) so we went shopping for a boat shaped melon at the weekend. Turns out October is not the best time to shop for watermelons in this neck of the world.

Sunday evening I set to (fortified with a glass of Sauvingon) with my carving knife whilst the other parent made the pirate flags (good job one of us is a professional). It takes patience but it’s not that difficult (working out the best way to cut the sails and get them to stay up is the hardest part). So I say, “give this one a go!”.

Thanks to the teacher for taking the class room photos! Better than my grainy efforts. *note to self – take the time to photograph these things better!

Time for coffee and cake now… got a lion cake to make for Sunday!

#keepthekidsawayfrompinterest

cafe*Delicious cakes and coffee at RumBaba in Oost.

 

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