Simple Gifts: Rosemary Butter & Honey Butter

“I shouldn’t think even millionaires could eat anything nicer than new bread and real butter and honey for tea.”  ― Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle One of the things I’ve been trying to teach my kids is that gifts don’t need to be store-bought.  It’s the spirit of the gift that …

Taking Off And Putting On: A Lesson from Knitting Needles

Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys are singing softly while I knit and our oldest reads.  He’s reading about a sea voyage where a ship is struck in two.  I’m certain there will be a heroic ending (because isn’t there always?!), but he’s biting his nails in anticipation.  I’m sure …

Live to Learn, and Learn to Live: Resources for Self-Education

  We had our term end exams last week.  (Actually, to be honest, both term one and term two’s exams, as I forgot to assess our oldest right before we went to China.)  I learned what I need to work on as a teacher (geography) and where he struggles as …