It’s a cold, cold, cold day and we’re just waiting for the snow to come. Last night it reached -8 in the back garden, perfect weather for making ice balls.
Ice balls are a big tradition here. We started making them three years ago on a trip to Northumberland, where after 3 days of solid snow we had run out of every single play idea and desperately needed to entertain 3 boys! Now every chance we get, Small blonde and I decorate the trees to ‘welcome’ the snow.
Fill an old yogurt pot with water then pop inside whatever you fancy. Over the years, we’ve used glitter, polar animals, even a ship during Curly blonde’s Titanic obsession phase!
Small blonde is experimenting with using lego men this winter,
while I’ve chosen seed heads and berries. When you are happy with what you have popped inside the water, add a piece of string – about 20cms long and leave the pot outside to freeze.
All that’s left is to tie the string onto the tree and wait for the compliments!