Bank Holiday Weekend at Cobleland
The weather wasn't too bad for a bank holiday thank goodness! Not as busy as Easter, but lots of fun and a couple of new sessions launched.
First up, Anna chose a bright pink cat for me to paint on her face, matching her top of course.
Three lovely wands, Cameron chose Silver Birch, Grace and Cara Hazel. Then the next day young Rhona was bored so she popped over to the tent to see if we could help. She ended up making this lovely Hazel wand complete with gems and a gorgeous pendant.
|Rhona's hazel wand - her birthday tree is Hazel and her sister is called Hazel too!|
We launched the Chocolate Quest this week, attracting eleven hungry chocolate hunters. Sixteen tickets were hidden around the site, when one was found you had to come back to the Ranger's Tent to pick a task from the pot. My favourites were; 'Do ten press ups' (impressed with Harris's one legged version!) and 'Hug a Tree'. No-one found all the tickets by the end of the hour, but bonus prizes were given for a task completed successfully. Of course they had earnt their big choccy bars after all that exercise!
This game will change periodically with updated tasks all the time. We should have made it a Star Wars themed game - May the 4th be with you and all, snort!!
Our first Dusk Walk of the year was fun having not done that version there for a few years. Just a bit of rain, but lots of folklore to talk about with all the lovely plants coming up and we saw bats towards the end! Bat walks will be making a return soon now that they are starting to wake from their long winter sleep.
Primrose; said to be used to see into the faery realms, traditionally used on the graves of children in Victorian times :-(, and thirteen flowers were brought into the house at Easter to ensure a good clutch of eggs on the farm.
OK, the Wacky Forth Races made a nail biting return this year- literally as Darah (the winner in pink) watches the close finish of the rafts nails in mouth! We very nearly lost the rafts over the rope at the end as the river is still a bit high, but after getting a wet bum myself, we saved them all. I need some waders this year! Apparently Orla's Mum has a picture of this ;-z.
From bottom: Stringy thing by Lewis, Rhona snd Steele, Darah's winning raft Ninkinpoop (with the willow pentagram star), Jasmine's Rossetta, Emma's Flower, James and Evan's Diet Coke, Daniel's Dday Yday Raft, Kiana's Daisy Chain, Orla's Tansylee and Anny and Niamh's Vintage.
Rafts pictured bottom to top
It's a close one - well done Darah!