Charlotte Mason Highschool: Handicrafts

  "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

'A gauntlet with a gift in 't.'

  ‘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.'

'On the Edge of a Precipice'

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'

A Handicraft Suggestion From Dad: edible gummy Lego bricks

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

Free Bits & Pieces: Art & Craft, Latin, Books

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