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Rice bag

Rice Bags

You may or may not have encountered wheat bags, fabric pouches filled with cleaned wheat grains that you can put in the microwave and warm up. They’re wonderful on cold nights and (providing you have a microwave of course), much less trouble than a hot water bottle. You can also put them in the freezer […]

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Raiding the piggy bank

Shopping Around

There’s no doubt about it, things have been tough the last few years and they are rapidly getting tougher. Food prices are rising steadily, fuel costs are going up and the last fortnight has seen the top energy suppliers in the UK putting their prices up by 8%-11%. This means that no matter how careful […]

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Suet Scones

Suet Scones

Ingredients: 500g plain flour 1/2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda 4.5 teaspoons cream of tartar 50g butter 25g suet 300ml milk Method: Put all the dry ingredients plus the butter and suet into a food processor and blitz until it becomes breadcrumbs. Add milk in one go and blitz again, but don’t work […]

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Evacuation Day at St John’s C of E First School, Frome

Experiencing Evacuation

Year 4 at St John’s C of E First School in Frome recently re-enacted a WWII Evacuation Day as part of their studies on the theme Is It Right To Fight? Over the term, the Maple and Sycamore classes moved from listening to Chamberlain’s Declaration of War speech to making gas masks, ID cards and […]

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