After 17 months, the project is finally complete! Not every task has been successful but we’ve given them all a good go. My personal favourite was rolling down the grassy hill, apart from the big rash that appeared on my arms and legs! I also liked doing the mini assault course and burying Ben in the sand.
This is the final task from the 33 things list! To make and fly a kite. We found some comprehensive instructions on how to make a kite here:
We used some thick, extremely fluorescent coloured paper as the “cover” for our kites. Other things you need for this task include glue, tape, long sticks (or in our case multiple coffee stirrers taped together), string, scissors and maybe a stapler. And some paint or pens to decorate it with. I finished my kite first and chose “THE BEST KITE IN THE WORLD!” as some decorative text. Tess then tried to upstage me by using “THE BEST KITE IN THE UNIVERSE” on hers!
We went to Crockford Bridge Farm, near Woking, to pick some fresh strawberries. We had to catch a train and were short of time so, because Tess wanted to cook a rhubarb crumble this week, she went off to pick some rhubarb while I picked strawberries with my parents.
This was the closest thing to a free scavenger hunt that I could find – they’ve called it a treasure hunt but we’ve changed it into a scavenger hunt by answering the clues and taking photographic evidence of each answer. Out of the different choices we opted for the “Treasure hunt: after-dark East End”. The next post will feature all our answers (some we couldn’t get!) and photos.
Find all the TimeOut London treasure hunts here
The basic premise of the game “pooh sticks” is to stand on a bridge (over a river or stream), drop sticks over the upstream side and see which stick emerges first on the other side of the bridge.
I cut up six twigs to roughly equal size then Tess and I chose three each at random. To spot them easily in the water and to differentiate between our sticks we covered them in different coloured electrical tape (Tess = green, James = yellow). We went to Tower Bridge to play best of 3 games – I won the first but then Tess won the next two games!
I wanted to make snow angels back in winter but there was very little snow in London. So I bought some fake snow from here and we made them on our roof terrace, with the sun shining down!
Tess decided not to roll down this grassy bank as we are trying for a kid and she may have just conceived! So Ben did it with me instead. Here is a photo of the rash i got from the grass and flowers we rolled over!