The kids holidays are drawing to an end. It’s back to the old routine from tomorrow… drag them out of bed, bathe, dress, feed and then rush off on our bikes to be inside the gates before the bell goes…leave Rengoni, take a little breather, and come the afternoon, and the hurrying for school needs to be repeated as Agastya goes to school in the second half. From next week, he starts school full time.
The kids have had more than two weeks of holidays. The house has been reverberating with their constant chit-chat. At one moment, they are like the best of friends and ca’nt have enough of each other. The very next moment, I hear the sound of scurrying feet as one tries to outdo the other in lodging their complaints against each other. There have been tears, smiles and laughs, although I must admit that the first was much less frequent than the others. Probably they are growing up and are finding each other’s company more enjoyable than earlier.
The weather, I mean of course the fickle English weather has been very kind to us. Each day we’ve been greeted with the nice warm weather with plenty of sunshine to boot. Needless to say the kids loved prancing around in the sunshine and we’ve been out and about.
I made these muffins yesterday and the kids wanted it to be the party food for their dolls’ party. I supplied some drinks as well and they had a ball. It was really nice to see them lapping it up and craving for more.
Oh!!! well, I’m really going to miss them again from tomorrow… but on the other hand , it’s comforting as well that they look forward to school and have never fussed about it…or else that would have made it harder. Knowing that they are happy in the school environment is really a bonus. Touchwood!!!
Before I mop around some more, here’s the recipe-
Beat the eggs. Add the flour, oats and baking powder and mix well. Add the honey and blend in.
Add the oil and mix again.
Add the raisins and blueberries and lightly fold in.
Fill a muffin tray with 3/4ths of the mixture in each case and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 deg celcius for twenty minutes or until a toothpick inserted through the centre comes out clean.