9 Fun Things to do with Strawberries

Did you know that there are 35 varieties of British Strawberries and that the average strawberry has 200 seeds on them?  Fascinating stuff.  My daughter likes nothing better than eating strawberries straight out of the punnet.  Now that they are coming into season here in the UK, I found myself this afternoon, instead of catching up on work, searching for ‘Fun Things to do with Strawberries’.  I’m the world’s worst procrastinator.

There are some very talented and creative folks out there!  So, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite ideas that I came across.  If you want more information or instructions do click on the image and it will take you to the original site.

It’s okay to play with your food, right???


Strawberry Butterflies Strawberry Pops Strawberry Ladybirds Strawberry Mice Strawberry and Banana Snake Strawberry Flowers Strawberry and Yogurt Lollies Yogurt Covered Strawberries Strawberry Elves Image Map

 Disclosure: This post was inspired by a recent visit to Tesco, to try a selection of their new seasonal fruits.  A tasty selection of Strawberry Recipes can be found on their Real Food Site.

If you happen to try any of the above ideas do come back and let me know how you get on.

My First Cinderella by the English National Ballet

Children's BalletWe’ve just got back from the Ballet, My First Cinderella by ENB2.  We went to My First Sleeping Beauty last year and it was magical.  This one was good, but not as good as last year but that may have something to do with the cantankerous grandmother behind me and the obnoxious yummy mummy in front of me using her phone, which was brighter than Blackpool!

Rude Cow!

When we arrived, the seating wasn’t brilliant so we tried to rearrange our kids so they were sitting behind other kids so their view was not as obstructed.  Unfortunately, the theatre didn’t have booster seats.  The grandmother, then leans forward and says ‘do you mind not blocking my granddaughter’s view’.

I did, very politely, which is unlike me, suggest that she may want to swap seats with her grand-child so she too would be sitting behind a child.  But no!  What did she want me to do, lie on the floor!  I was tempted to say, stop being so tight and you could have spent some of the inheritance on a better seat, but I didn’t!

But as you will see it didn’t take away from Madame’s enjoyment, just like last year she was transfixed and during the interval turned into a Ballerina.

I do hope they carry on this programme as it’s an excellent way to get kids to appreciate and enjoy the arts.  However, I was really looking forward to a grand wedding scene at the end.

 Disclosure:  Our tickets were complimentary.