January 13, 2014

Children and pets make a home

Chemistry 101 has made the days interesting.... when Kirsty is not burning mothballs and salt, or dissolving things into water, she is covering other chemical reactions...
Did you know red cabbage water was a pH indicator? Here it is being tested against a range of household chemicals....  and yes she did clean up and I got to cook the rest of the cabbage for dinner....


Some of the other chemical experiments we have going on involve more appetising ingredients...
Hand rolled icing, chocolate truffle, and chocolate drizzled strawberries.  I hear it tasted very good! I did get to clean the bowl.
and yes he cleaned up too....


Thanks to Alex's green fingers we have a great vege patch and an amazing array of cottage garden wildflowers in bloom around the garden.  You have seen pictures of the  sweet peas already,  but I'm a bit worried the two of them will combine their skills and realise we have the makings of an opium farm! Love the reds....



Poppy and Jess enjoyed a walk on the beach on Saturday.  An overcast but warm day - as you can see it was hard to move amongst the crowds there. I collected fresh sea water for the chemistry 101 student... and of course shells. Sigh....

Southshore 

Yesterday the Nor'wester got up. We decided to walk on the roads as trees were bending so hard. Sure enough, as we walked the dogs back along the river we could hear sharp cracks regularly, and then see branches falling. One narrowly missed a car and was followed by this larger branch tumbling from the top... luckily it got stuck in the tree.

Horseshoe Lake

It's a gorgeous morning and my workmate is coming for lunch.  I think she even means to do some work! Must go and combine a few chemicals for her. I think anything containing finely balanced grapes and alcohol will be a good place to begin.... take her mind off work and back on holidays.
:)

2 comments:

  1. Those are chemical experiments I'd like to watch, too, and especially for the one with the chocolate truffle, I'd willingly offer myself as test subject :-)

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    1. yes - i'm glad i got to eat the truffle mix as some sort of consolation prize....

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