Next month Brona @ This Reading Life will be hosting a Rumer Godden Reading Week to mark the author's birthday. It will take place from Saturday 4th December to Sunday 12th December 2021. Two of her books I'm thinking of reading are 'China Court' and 'The Black Narcissus.' I especially liked her novel In This … Continue reading November Notes
"Creativity is not just for artists. Subjects like design and technology, music, art and drama, are vitally important for children to develop imagination and resourcefulness, resilience, problem-solving, team-working and technical skills...These are the skills which will enable young people to navigate the changing workplace of the future and stay ahead of the robots, not … Continue reading Charlotte Mason Highschool: Handicrafts
‘God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers, And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face, A gauntlet with a gift in 't.’ Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) I think we’d all agree that we are in challenging times. I remembered this poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning the … Continue reading 'A gauntlet with a gift in 't.'
I posted this on Instagram last week: 'The war (virus) creates no absolutely new situation; it simply aggravates the permanent human situation so that we can no longer ignore it. Human life has always been lived on the edge of a precipice. Human culture has always had to exist under the shadow … Continue reading 'On the Edge of a Precipice'
Friday afternoon I get an email from my husband which read, "Something for Moozle to do," and a link to directions on 'How to make edible Lego gummy bricks.' I sent back Moozle's response: "I so want to make those!" Dad replied, "Work out the ingredients and we can go and buy them..." … Continue reading A Handicraft Suggestion From Dad: edible gummy Lego bricks
Latin The Bible in Latin, (the Vulgate or 'common translation') The New Testament in Latin (and Greek) - audio. A PDF of the book below, A Junior Latin Reader by Sanford and Scott can be found here. Latin dictionary and Grammar aid. A History of the Latin language. I found this website very helpful generally … Continue reading Free Bits & Pieces: Art & Craft, Latin, Books