The taste of golden syrup inspired James into cooking pancakes for lunch. No pancakes on the floor, he is getting pretty nifty at tossing them.
Just watched a video of Gever Tulley, founder of the Tinkering School (great name) talking about our new wave of overprotected kids. He suggests 5 (6 really) dangerous things you should let your kids do. I am pleased to say my kids have done them all and continue to do them regularly (well all except No. 6 - opportunities for driving the car are limited but they did have a go when we were staying at the farm.)