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Country Kids: A Chocolate Egg Hunt

I know Easter is finished and everyone has moved on, though we still have loads of chocolate left-overs since we’ve been rationing them to T, we don’t want her to over-do it like she did on Easter Sunday.  The down-side is, it’s taking ages to get through them.  I know, some of you may think I’m nuts for complaining about having chocolates around.  Is it me, or do you also hear a tiny voice that says “Eat me?” every time you see one lying around?

A few days ago, little T had some friends over and since we still had loads of chocolate, even a tub of chocolates for an Easter egg hunt we planned to organise in the new garden.  But since the move hasn’t happened yet, a friend and I decided to do it in the playground.

The trick was, how do we hide the chocolates with the kids around?  Luckily, there is a skateboard ramp near the playground.  When we arrived, we suggested to the kids, why not play at the skate-ramp first which thank goodness, they happily obliged us with nary a complaint.

They didn’t suspicious that we sent them off and were happily playing on the ramp while their mum and I quickly “hid” a bunch of chocolates around the playground with little clues arrows pointing on where to find them.

We didn’t really hide them of course, after all they are only five and one three-year-old little boy.

On the merry-go-around.

Under the see-saw and a few other visible places.

The biggest eggs we put on the fort, but since there were only two big ones, we told them that they all had to share it.  Was a bit worried that it might end in tears, thankfully they were all happy about sharing.

Once my friend M and I were done with the dispersing of chocolates, we called the little rascals in.

Of course it is was easy to find …

We told them though that they had to hop to where the chocolates were, but I guess they were too excited and ended up hopping-running-jumping like little loonies.

Then they sat down to eat some of their chocolates.  I was pleasantly surprised that they didn’t gobble them all down in one sitting.  I guess it was because they were after all in the playground.  Who wants to eat more when you can play with your friends and run and jump around like a pair of little monkeys?

Do you still have left-over East egg chocolates?

Bob Bear's Visit

Little T’s teacher whom I fondly call Ms. O has a soft toy called Bob Bear who likes to go on a short holiday/visit to her students’ homes.  His name is Bob Bear.

Unlike Paddington Bear who comes from the deepest Peru, Bob Bear is from Switzerland.  Hence, the Swiss scarf.

A couple of weeks ago, it was little T’s turn to take Bob Bear home with her.  As soon as she came home from school, she introduced her special guests to her own bears.

On little T’s left, there’s Captain Biggles, Paddington Bear (who was feeling camera shy at the moment and hid behind little T’s arm as I took a photo) and big bear and little bear on her right. They were very curious about the Swiss Bear indeed.

Thank goodness the weather that week was glorious. When T’s friend came over, they decided to take Bob Bear out for a little adventure, dressed in their pirate outfits.

First stop was the skateboard ramp near the football field.

They clambered up and slid back down.

Bob Bear enjoyed climbing up and down with little T and her best friend F.

After awhile, they decided to head to the playground for some fun and games.

Till it was obvious that the little ones and Bob Bear were tired from all their hammocking around.

Do you think Bob Bear enjoyed his visit?

Sports Day

Last Thursday the primary school in our little village held their sports day at the football field not far from our house.  Little T and her other friends who will join the said school come September showed their support by showing up at the event.

The only problem though, they decided that it was more fun to play at the playground which was right beside the football field.

Here’s little T being pushed on the swing by her best friend F …

… while their other friends were busy on the merry-go-round.

Next year though will be different.  They won’t be allowed to play at the playground on sports day.  These little ones will actually be included in the event!  How time flies.  It’s bittersweet actually.  Part of me feels she’s growing up way too fast, but the other is excited for her to join “big school” because I know she will certainly enjoy it.

This post is linked-up with #CountryKids.


And the sunshine continuous!

Have a lovely weekend folks! 🙂

An Afternoon at the Playground

C’mon Doc, let’s go to the playground!

Woof, woof, woof!

But your mum is still resting her foot!

She won’t find out! 

You know what she’s like when she’s in-front of her laptop.

Woof!  Woof!  Woof!

Yes!  She’s zoned-out.  Is your mum always weird like that?

Don’t be rude, Doc!  Don’t call my mum weird.

But yes, she gets like that when she’s blogging.



Never mind!  Quick!  Before she looks up!



Oh honestly Doc, can you slow down?  I’m not in yet!

Woof, woof, woof, woof!

Last one in is a rotten egg!

You’re a baddie Doc!

Woof, woof, woof, woof!

And you’re a slow-poke!


I’m hooking your leash by the fence!

Woof, woof, woof!

You’re  the baddie!

Watch me slide!  Now who are you calling a slow-poke?

Woof, woof, woof, woof!

Just wait till I get you!

Honestly Doc, let me up!

“Woof, woof!”

I’ve gotcha!

Let me go, Doc!

Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof!

Not till you let me off my leash!

I got away (sing-song voice)

Now I’m going to swing around in circles.  Watche me!

Woof! woof! woof!  woof!

If you get dizzy, I’m going to laugh!

Now you can watch me go see-saw…

Woof, woof, woof, woof!

I’m sulking now.  Let me off the leash!


Now watch me go round-and-road!




Go and sulk and watch me swing

Doc:  Grrr.

This post-is linked-up with Coombe Mill’s Country Kids.

Have a great weekend everyone! 🙂