Posted by havingfun | Posted in Family Life/ Parenting | Posted on 08-09-2011
We live close to many country lanes that are abundant with ripe blackberries at this time of year. Sometimes we’ve picked a few to make a crumble, but this year we decided that we were going to really take advantage of all this free fruit and collect enough to make jam and do some baking too – especially as we’d seen that they were £2 for a 200g punnet in the supermarket!
The thing is…my husband can’t do anything the easy way…that’s just way too boring. For him, even blackberry picking becomes an extreme sport!
And so that’s how we found ourselves in this position:
Him entrusting his life into the hands of three young children, solely to get his hands on the perfect berry that was slightly out of reach. The problem being that the girls were laughing so much that they nearly let go of him! (I’ve blurred out the face of a friend who was with us – it’s not my terrible photography skills).
A lot of hassle to go to for a few berries? Not when you’re a dad trying to show off to your children and their friends!
We had a great time fruit picking, and soon we’ll have some good family fun baking with them too – and so far it hasn’t cost us a penny.
Having Fun – Spending Less!