Day 9: Fruit Friends for Potluck
January 9, 2014

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9th Jan 2014: Fruit Friends for Potluck
Having almost forgotten about this lunchtime’s agreed potluck with some of our lovely PhD people, I ducked out to the shop and bought a few apples and plums (in keeping with my current focus on what I consume, of course). Guest Care Crew happened to have some cocktail stick flags which I deconstructed and, along with the grapes from my packed lunch, used to create these very global Fruit Friends – there just happened to be enough for one each! Contributions from others included Crackers and Hula Hoops – how apt 😉

This is Day 9 of a 30 Day Post-a-Healthy-Picture challenge

1st Sedentary Circuit Breakers

All mixed up
July 4, 2013

allmixedupBoy: We had maple cake for pudding at school today – do you know maple cake?

Mum: Is it made with maple syrup?

Boy: No, it’s half chocolate and half plain and then it’s all mixed up together into one cake.

Mum: Ah – do you mean maple cake or marble cake?

Boy: Marble cake – that’s it! I love marble cake, it’s DELICIOUS! I was BURSTING for double pudding, but I couldn’t because I didn’t eat my peas, and you have to eat EVERYTHING on your plate… Except the crumbs… And the things that are too tricky to eat… And I couldn’t have double pudding anyway because I didn’t have time.

Meat & 3 Veg Burger
May 24, 2013

meatand3vegMum: What did you have for lunch today?
Son: Burger. I stuffed all my chips and salad in the roll with the chicken burger and then ate it!
Mum: I used to make funny sandwiches like that! Was it yummy?
Son: Yes! The peas and sweetcorn kept falling out though – because they do that don’t they?

The wrong shape
April 24, 2013

wrongshapeMum: What did you have for lunch today?

Son: Pizza.

Mum: Did you eat it all?

Son: Except for the salad.

Mum: That again. You should try to eat some of it. What was for pudding?

Son: Fruit. Or crackers and butter. I had an apple. It didn’t taste like an apple though, so I didn’t eat it.

Mum: Why didn’t it taste like an apple?

Son: It was the wrong shape, y’know – not big enough? It was too small to be an apple really – it wasn’t ready.

A pea-sized portion
March 2, 2013

apeasizedD: Amy made a noise at lunch today and made my water go up and spill everywhere! And my food all went up in the air and then it came back down and all landed back on the plate in the same place – it just went up, and then back down.

Me: So Amy made you jump when you were holding your fish and chips at lunchtime?

D: Yes.

Me: I bet you haven’t had many portions of fruit and vegetables today – what did you have with your fish and chips?

D: Ketchup.

Me: Ah. Is that all?

D: And one pea.

School dinner and brain surgery
January 14, 2013

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D: I LOVE that type of fish we had at school today!

Me: What sort of fish was it?

D: You know the fish that’s crusty?

Me: Was it battered?

D: No, you know the one that’s a flattened circle?

Me: I think the menu said it was fish in batter. Was the fish inside, with a crunchy coat on it?

D: Yes – it was orange outside. How do they make it? Do they kill the fish, then make it into the crunchy shapes, then chop the tail off?

Me: Something like that!

D: Do they suck the blood out first?

Me: Yes, there’s no blood in it when you eat it.

D: And they take the bones out, and the inside bits out… Do they take the brain out?

Me: Yes.

D: Yuck! I’d like to see that. I’d like to try taking a brain out, just to see. I’d have to wear gloves though, because it would be all yucky. Not the gloves I wear outside though – that would be silly – gloves like in my science kit.

I spy too much boredom
August 13, 2012

Me: Drink your juice and then we can go.
D: But I’m BORED of drinking it – it’s making me cold.
Me: Do you know what I’m bored of?
D: No, what?
Me: It begins with ‘YOUR M…
D: MUM?
Me: No!
D: MAD?
Me: Possibly, but I meant “your moaning”!

Be prepared for lunch on the go
August 12, 2012

Synopsis of kids club puppet show:
D: The girls knock on the door, say they have come for lunch and when they were eating lunch, another knock on the door  – baddies. They say “we want to fry you like pumpkin and eat you alive!” then they catched them and took them away to a cave. Then they had some yummy food for us in their pocket and we looked at it and I thought “yum” and the other baddies looked at it and thought it looked “yum” too. Then we ate it all up and we turned into goodies, and that was the end of the show.
Me: Who had the food in their pockets? The girls who were having their lunch and got taken to the cave?
D: Yes, but it’s not real – it’s pretend!

Goat outwits troll
August 5, 2012

Billy Goats Gruff, Feb 2012

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