My favourite Disney movie of all time is Alice in Wonderland. I feel I can relate to Alice who was so bored listening to a book being read by her sister that contained no pictures or conversations that she followed a talking white rabbit down a hole.
My favourite song in Alice in Wonderland is I give myself very good advice but I very seldom follow it. I was given some good advice to rest today after the Children’s Book Fayre yesterday but, naturally, that was not to be.
So what did I do today?
I thought that 1 October was a very good day to bake my Christmas cakes … not one of course, but five.
My whole house smells really delicious. It was rather hard work though making that much mixture. Have you ever cut up 500 grams of sticky cherries in one sitting?
Next on my agenda for today was to help Michael build a wind powered car out of recyclable material. I must admit that this was really hard for me as my engineering skills are not that good. We spent at least two hours making a car out of an empty 1.5 litre bottle, eight large plastic cup tops and straws. After all this effort and lots of messing around with press stick and sellotape, the car was assembled. When we attached the balloon and inflated it for a trial run guess what happened? Nothing. That is right, nothing. The car was to heavy to move. Michael had the bright idea of cutting out the whole top of the car and then, miracle of miracles [that is from Fiddler on the roof, did you know?] the car actually moved about 10 centimeters. We made a decision that this distance would have to do and called it a day.
Last but not least, I decided that I needed an attraction for the book selling event at the wellness clinic at my day job this week Friday. To this end, Michael and I made a small chocolate house. We are becoming quite skilled at these. We turned our back and … the Dudes moved in. They thought this house was the perfect size for them. You can meet the Dudes over at Sheyanne Moore marvellous blog here: https://shehannemoore.wordpress.com/2017/09/25/interview-with-a-ferret-and-a-miranda-sings-award/
As you can see they have settled in rather nicely.
Robbie and Michael Cheadle are the co-authors of the Sir Chocolate Book series and Robbie Cheadle is the author of Silly Willy goes to Cape Town