Yesterday, as is usual during the school holidays, I spent all morning ricocheting between Eldest and Toddler Littlest , with no make up on.
By midday Eldest hadn’t had much of a look in and was beginning to eye up a bit of negative attention seeking as being a good move. Once Toddler Littlest had decided upon a mid afternoon kip , it seemed like a good idea to suggest a bit of Eldest & Mum one to one time.
I mentioned bath bombs ; Eldest bit my hand off . Metaphorically speaking of course.
We had made bath bombs before , and Eldest had loved it.
I was also thinking that we could both do with inhaling a bit of lavender. I didn’t have any gin in.
First . .
We nipped outside to snip some lavender , dodging snaffling bees.
The flower heads were snipped away from the stem , leaving an inch or so of stem just below the flower. These were put aside to be used later , as toppers. The rest of the flowers where rubbed away until we had a separate bowl of tiny lavender flower heads.
Next , We . . .
Measured out 1 x tablespoon of citric acid (into the bowl) and 3 x tablespoons of bicarbonate of soda (into the bowl , tippy tippy). You have to be careful with citric acid. If it gets into your eyes it can temporarily impair your sight .
Then we stirred it up . Bob Marley would like that.
Then , We . . .
Deposited a sprinkle of glitter (into the bowl, tippy tippy) followed by a grabbage of lavender (into the bowl, tippy tippy). The glitter has to be cosmetic grade ; craft glitter can scratch eye balls . Nasty and Bad.
And then we stirred it up again (and the lord Bob was pleased).
We decided to . . .
Do things by the book and add some vegetable oil next (into the bowl, tippy tippy)
Followed by ten droplets of organic lavender oil (swoosh !)
And Lo ,
We had created snow.
There was only one thing for it . . .
. . .Coming to get you ! – Thus , the snowball was created .
With a Cherry on the top.
. . . And Then They Were Done.
They were LUSH.
We ate them all for tea.
No, no we didn’t really . Ha !