Could this be our last weekend for activities here? The sun is shining, but I hear that the rain is to return by mid-week! Met some lovely new families to the site this weekend and despite being a quiet tranquil weekend, we were busy for activities.
Here is Millie's lovely pendant. Her favourite animal is a deer, but she also had some rather cute dogs camping with her, Sprocket and Orla the puppy.
Here are this week's wands, from left: Finlay's Hazel, Millie, Harris, Daniel (not pictured - he needed a nap), Reece and Lily-Ann all chose Hawthorn. Actually, Millie needed a nap too, probably after all the running around for the Chocolate Quest earlier, which she needed to do in order to burn off all the calories before winning the humongous chocolate bar!
12 bat detectors joined us for the Bat Walk and despite the chilly evening there were lots of bats swooping around our heads trying to eat up as much as they could ready for their winter naps. Leo made an excellent bat for the game, although he went hungry as he only managed to catch one moth!
The weather is just fabulous which means lots of happy campers enjoying the trees and the fresh air. After the chocolate Quest we decided to get crafty and here are some lovely pendants the kids came up with.
Jasmine's neclis :-)
Darah's butterfly design, a sea shell was added later.
Lauren's glitterball of a pendant resulted in Will looking like he was ready for an episode of Strictly!
Sophie's ruby encrusted butterfly.
Will can't sit still for long so he came up with this crab face :-).
Jenni was back this weekend again to add another wand to her collection, also a few lads wanting to know how to do some spells to their Dad's. I had to inform them that they couldn't use them for mischievous spells though, which includes turning a Dad into a frog!
From left: Max's Oak, Alfie's Oak, Jenni's Hazel, Sam's Oak, Harry's Oak and Samuel's Hazel. Connor made a Hazel wand but suddenly rushed off during spell teaching, obviously couldn't wait to get to work!
Lovely to see so many people interested in bats and coming along to the bat walk. We had lots of sorprano pipistrelle's showing off their acro'bat'ic abilities above our heads in the trees. We also had some owls screeching on our way back to camp.
We later heard the Miller family were having fun when they got back to camp with an Egyptian story that I mention when I talk about owls. It is said that if a Pharaoh took a dislike to someone they would send them a picture of an owl in the post. If you were unlucky enough to receive the owl picture it was expected of you to take your own life and the owl would then be your guide to the otherworld! I think everyone was getting the owl card then :-).