Today was the last day at the Hazelhut for the Franceschelli family, Lorenzo and Sammy and everyone was a little sad to say goodbye. In the morning, after packing their bags and the final room inspection, we made wooden aircraft in the art room.
Next the children walked into town with Ottavia and James. We had a snack on our favourite bench and then walked through the medieval town to the shops!
Some of the children bought souvenirs to remember their time at the Hazelhut, then we went to 'La Corte dei Prefetti di Vico' for a very tasty lunch. The children wrote postcards to other family members. All too soon it was time to say 'Goodbye!' and Lorenzo and the Franceschelli family drove away while Sammy returned to the Hazelhut to wait for his grandfather. When Sammy left, the house seemed very quiet! We miss you and hope you all come back soon!
The first thing we did a long walk in the forest . In the forest there was trees, flowers and mushrooms.
After the forest we went to the agriturismo and made the pasta!!!!! Then we ate it!
After the agriturismo we went to get the ice cream and it was very good and after we had a little walk in the town called Soriano. It was beautiful I saw a cat it was very nice .
This evening we lit a fire and we ate :hamburger and chocolate bananas . We sang songs like Yellow Submarine, Here Comes the Sun , and Last Christmas.
THIS IS MY LAST BLOG BECAUSE I AM GOING HOME TOMORROW. I BIN VERY BUT VERY HAPPY HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Today we welcomed back Sammy as a day student! It was great to see one of the original Hazelhutters and we had a lot of fun together!
Today we did lots of things . The first thing we did was glass painting on jars.
In the afternoon we picked the fruit for the jam. We picked :black berries ,apples, pears and custard apples.
We cooked our jam and put it in our jars. Then we swam and we had a hot tub!
We had dinner in a town called Capranica we ate very well!!
Today Lorenzo's family came and we went to the lake .We ate some sandwiches and we went on a boat then we played tennis on the beach .
After the lake we returned to the HAZELHUT and we swam . Then we did a treasure hunt and the treasure was jelly beans and bubbles!
For dinner we made our pizza and it was yummy!! This is my own pizza!!!!
Today we went to get flowers in the shop . Then we planted them in the garden .
After we played archery and Lorenzo won. Then we went to do a picnic it was beautiful.
In the afternoon we played tennis with the lobster . Then we played in the pool and we went in the hot tub.
Now Lorenzo is making pear juice from the pears of the garden. Dad is reading a book .Edoardo is watching a film and mom is talking on the phone .Soon we will go to a restaurant for dinner .
It's a new week at the Hazelhut and we are welcoming the Franceschelli family and their friends. Maria Sofia will be writing the blog each night, so over to you, Maria Sofia!
When I arrived I thought that was a big house. I played tennis with the lobster .Then I swam in the pool. for dinner I had sardine pasta and fried veal I think I will have fun here .
We can't believe it's time to say goodbye! In the morning the girls packed their bags and then we had time for our final activity - gardening.
Each of the children chose a plant then we found a special place in the Hazelhut garden to plant them. We hope they will come back to see them grow!
Just before the parents arrived, we played some games and then awarded each child with their official Hazelhut certificate. We really hope to see you all again next year!
Today we walked to the local town of Ronciglione. We explored the medieval area and looked inside the duomo, as well as inside the oldest church in town. We were lucky to be able to visit the house of Suora Mariangela Virgili, who did many kind things for the poor people of this are in the 17th and 18th century. The children also stopped to draw the famous unicorn fountain which marks the town centre. Their pictures were super!
Then it was time for the much anticipated shopping to begin!
Having spent their money on gifts and souvenirs, we sat down to a delicious lunch of very tasty pasta al pomodoro and veal followed by vanilla ice cream in a beautiful local restaurant. The children had a swim when they got back as the uphill walk was hot, hot, hot!
In the evening James taught the children how to use a flint and steel to make fire and we lit our own campfire. We used it to cook burgers, bake chocolate bananas and roast some marshmallows. By that time it was very late, so after an extra strong tooth scrub, the children went to bed and Miss Moll read them a story. There was silence soon after!
Today we headed out to the beautiful countryside to see nature at its best. We saw evidence of wild boar. We heard woodpeckers and we tasted wild plums. Sadly a fox had taken all of the farm rabbits, so we could only see pigs and chickens. It was a hot walk but the children were brave and learned many things.
When we arrived at the agriturismo everyone was very thirsty and hungry, but the children couldn't wait to try making their own pasta. It turns out we have some excellent chefs as lunch was super tasty!
When we returned to the Hazelhut, everyone was ready for a cool down in the pool, where we discovered 2 baby lizards who had fallen into the water. The pool fun was followed by a relax in the hot tub and then even more swimming. We had dinner and realised that today has been a day where many children tried new foods for the first time! What a great group of risk takers! After dinner all the girls went into the woods together to see what they could find. Then they answered phone calls and began a new movie - 'Parent Trap' - all about a summer camp. How will the Hazelhut measure up?!