The nine months you spent with a bun in the oven were the beginning (and end) of your baking career.
Just what you knead to get back on track: Doodle Bread, a jazzier alternative to regular loaves.
Invented by Rose Kane, a Camberwell College of Arts graduate, the all-in-one kit lets you make fresh, squidgey bread with a cheery pattern in every slice.
Make your own dough or use the company’s colourful mixes with additive-free vegetables, seeds and grains. Start with white bread with a green spinach or purple beetroot star, then get creative with any flavor you can think of (Parmesan, rosemary, whole grain, chocolate, vanilla).
Best of all, little bakers can eat the fruits of their labour.
Or just toast your success.
Available online at doodlebread.com.
St. James’s Park Allotment
What: Planting fun and wildlife talks from RSPB experts.
Why: You dig it.
When: Tues.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: St. James’s Park, Horse Guards Rd., SW1A (020 7930 1793).
A Child’s Garden of Verse at Puppet Theatre Barge
What: Robert Louis Stevenson’s poetry comes alive with marionettes, shadow puppets and rhyme.
Why: No strings attached.
When: To 31 Aug., 2:30 p.m.; 1 Sept.-4 Oct., weekends only, times vary.
Where: Buccleuch Gardens, 83 Petersham Rd., Richmond-on-Thames, TW10 6UT (020 7249 6876).
Ralph Lauren’s Back-to-School Event
What: Badge-making, puzzles and storytelling. Plus, cupcakes from Hummingbird Bakery.
Why: It’ll teach you a lesson.
When: To 30 Aug., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 143 New Bond St., W1S 2TP (020 7535 4600).