We had a lot of fun at new year with a very large catapult. It took 3 people to fire it and provided hours of entertainment, firing water bombs down the field: it was so cold, that every now and then we had to bring back the catapult indoors and stick it the back of the Aga to warm up and rejuvenate its elasticity, but other than that it worked a dream. Tom made a surplus stock of water bombs out of small balloons, which froze overnight, the next day he ‘peeled’ one for me. The ice inside was rather beautiful.
Then the it snowed some and then the sun came and warmed the ice, it morphed and slumped, but it was still rather pretty.