Easter Egg Hunt at Mudchute Farm!

April 2015

Since we have moved to our current place, visiting Mudchute Farm is almost like a weekly affair for me and the kids. Previously when we were living near Cutty Sark, our home ground was Greenwich Park. However, going to the park now just feels wayyy too far for me and the two kids, even though I know they love the playground at Greenwich Park. Perhaps, we might resume our Greenwich Park routine come Summer!

That Thursday, the interactive classroom was opened. There was a art and craft table opened and children could do a Easter hat/mask for a token sum of £2 each. Instead of doing that(because the kids were not very into craft work), we went to do some shopping at the new shop at Mudchute Farm. Ryan got some owl toy(£1.99) and Gillian got herself a wooden bead bracelet(50p). I love the new shop at Mudchute Farm! The stuff the are selling are all at a fairly reasonable price! According to the owner, over the next few weeks, the shop will be stocked up cheese, milk and even seafood(weekends only!). Maybe I should ask the owner if I could take a picture of his shop the next time!

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Kimmie and Ryan at the classroom. These two got along so well over the holiday! In fact, E and I managed to get more ‘me’ time because Kimmie was entertaining the children. Heehee.

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The thing about going to the farm so often is that the kids are really friendly with the animals these days. When we first brought the kids to the farm for the very first time, they were so afraid of even going near to the gates of enclosures. Nowadays, Ryan and Gillian are so ever keen to feed the animals with the carrots that I buy from Asda! For your information, they are only 57p for a huge bag!

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Picnic time! Now that it is April and it is finally the start of Spring, it is possible to have a picnic outdoors. Thank God! I seriously had a bad bout of self diagnosed SAD(Seasonal Affective Disorder) over the winter period. (I am not Winter Sonata fan…I hate the cold and dark days! That explains for my lack of blog posts for the first three months of 2015.)

Ryan and Kimmie even went tumbling down the hill a few times for fun while Gillian looked at them in amusement. Heehee. Kimmie is definitely a fun aunt… while I am the boring photographer mom.

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There was rather skinny looking Hello Kitty, giving out the Easter Egg prizes to the older children for the egg hunt! Gillian was so excited to see Hello Kitty! Both Gillian and I are big fans of Hello Kitty!

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We bought two Easter Hunt sheets at £1 per child. We joined the category that was for Under 5s and it took us less than 5 minutes to find our Easter bunny who gave the children their prizes. I suppose it was really fun for them. They definitely devoured their chocolate eggs!

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Here’s Ryan, looking all ready with his Easter Hunt Sheet!

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Fun at Mudchute Farm

August 2014

The summer holidays is still ongoing. This meant that I have to constantly find activities to do with the children. One of our favourite places to go would be Mudchute Farm and Park. The children love the farm animals. So, it would be a good idea to bring along a huge bag of carrots for feeding the animals. I prefer

As it was the school holidays, mudchute farm have also stipulated a small play area for the younger children. There was messy play, water play, small trikes and drawing materials at the corner of the farm.

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Here is Ryan on the red trike. I am actually surprised that he knows how to cycle it. He must have learnt how to do it in school.

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Our little princess who is very independent when it comes to play.

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Drawing with chalk. It kept them well entertained for 15 minutes before we went to feed the animals.

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Feeding the animals

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Sometimes, I really wonder if Ryan and Gillian would have any recollection of the playtime they had with me. Will these photos suffice?

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Millwall Park

We always like to stop over at Millwall playground on our way home. It was the usual swings, slides and merry go round. I was quite proud of Ryan that day. Ryan went on the flying fox himself after observing how some older children played on it. My little ones are growing up too fast.

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Mudchute Farm and Misc.

May 2014

Whenever I blog about my May 2014 with Leon and Papa visiting, it feels almost like a long long time ago even though it has only been two months since they returned to Singapore.

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My dad and I, enjoying a morning tea break at Pauls while waiting for Ryan to finish school. After 5 months of not seeing my father, we just have so much to talk about when we met.

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Animal feeding at Mudchute Park and Farm

During the last week of their stay, we decided to pay a visit to Mudchute Park and Farm again. Ryan loves Mudchute Farm! Ryan and Gillian love going to the farm, especially when they can get to feed the lovely animals.

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Both children are enthusiastic in feeding the farm animals.
Bought a bag of carrots from Waitrose to feed the animals and it was finished very quickly!

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Chilling out at Millwall Park

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Gong Gong and his precious grand daughter, Gillian.

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Ryan having a whale of time with Jiu Jiu.

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Cheese burgers prepared by Papa for dinner. How yummy, especially when he is so generous with the caramelised onions!

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Everyone’s entertaining Lil’ Ryan. No wonder Ryan was really sad when they left. 😦

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Mudchute Farm Again

April 2014

Back again second time in the week with my friends and their kiddos. This time round, I bought a whole bag of carrots from Waitrose so that Ryan can feed the animals to his heart’s delight.

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Surprisingly, he is getting braver in feeding the animals. Previously, he was quite afraid of even getting close to them.

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From my expression, you can say, I am not much of an animal person. I don’t mind animals but I am actually quite afraid of them. Hmmm… Baby Gillian is much braver than me though.

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We had a picnic after feeding the animals. However, we had to cut our trip short as Baby Gillian was starting to be feverish again. 😦

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Monday at Mudchute Farm

April 2014

Once again, it was the start of the week. After spending 4 days with Mister E the week before, the three amigoes definitely missed his presence. I decided to bring the kids out to the Mudchute Park and Farm before meeting E for lunch. I have never been to the farm on my own with the kids. The first time that we went to the farm, E drove there. Even though I have heard from fellow mummies that it was possible to walk to the farm, I have never tried it out.

Finally, I went to get some directions from the internet and decided walk to the farm with the kids. (I am still not keen on driving yet. Perhaps I need a few more months…) Thankfully, we did managed to reach out destination without much trouble. I needed some help from friendly passersby along the way though. It took us about 20-25 minutes before we reached the farm.

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Ryan, feeding the donkey some apples from our fridge.

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Had our morning tea break at the farm. I am starting to be quite efficient in packing their morning tea/snacks. Their snacks usually include yogurt, cereal/raisins, chocolate biscuits in small packs(it is a treat for Ryan when he behaves well) and two bottles of water. Quite easy right?

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Around 11am, there was a session on handling small animals for kids. Hmm…. Ryan was not a fan of touching or holding them. He was actually quite afraid of them. Actually, I was as well. Hahahha.

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Look at his reluctant face and smile.

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After the farm visit, we headed to the train station. Along the way, we went past a small park and we had to make a pit stop for the kids to play.

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Baby Gillian loves sitting on the swing.

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Ryan is starting to be very adventurous at the playground. I am actually very worried when he insists on climbing such playground structures as I have to carry Baby Gillian and it is very difficult to monitor him.

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Lunch with their Dad Dad at Itsu.

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After lunch, we spent some time at Mudlarks at Museum of Docklands.

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The Easter break will be ending soon and Ryan will have to start school… I am so going to miss our days like that. Ohwells.

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Mudchute Park and Farm

February 2014

E took time off work during one of the weeks in February to bring us to Mudchute Park and Farm.

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Dad Dad and his Ryan.

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Baby Gillian happens to be asleep almost everytime we go out. Boohoo.

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(Instead of free range eggs, we have free range children. Heehee.)

We had a nice morning just walking around and just hanging around as a family. One of the nice thing about our Project London would be that we are much more closer as a family.

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Lunch at Mac Donald’s.

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Look at her 4 cute teeth!

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