Wednesday, 10 September 2008

brown bear and the honour box system

Ha, that title sounds like a fairy tale title or something!
As you know, if you read my waffle regularly that Ebi-kun has had a crazy stint of cutting up paper  so I thought we would try an idea out that I have seen bouncing on several blogs. We got out Eric Carle's Brown Bear book and Ebi-kun picked which animal he wanted to make - a brown bear! and then I sketched it out on a piece of card, I thought it would be easier if he had some kind of frame to work within. We worked together to make the picture, Ebi-kun got bored near the end and let me finish it off, which I was happy to do, I really enjoyed myself!

The other part of todays title is about the honour boxes we have around here. I love this idea and I'm so chuffed that I have discovered them, We live out in the sticks a bit and there are lots of these little boxes around next to allotments or just outside houses that have a big garden. Inside are bags of fruit and veg and a sign with the prices on, they are cheap usually ¥100 for a bag of whatever. I have found that the goods are fresher and cheaper than the supermarket and have developed a little route so I can pass as many of these boxes as possible when I am out on the bike. There is no-one manning the box you just put your money in the little box provided. back home in the UK, I expect that not only would the money be nicked so would the goods and quite possibly the whole box!
In this box is eggplant, blueberries, figs and cucumber, the money goes in the big bottle!
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