Summer has become a friend, in recent months. It's provided a sunlit haven as we continue studies and projects; while maintaining contact with loved ones. I'm fortunate to live near much of my immediate family, so baked goods dropped at doorsteps and video chats, have provided relief. Habits we've had since moving in, back in … Continue reading Long Are The Days
One of the ways I've been reaching out is making use of the wonderful postal system. Aside from writing regularly to a few people, I've been sending snippets of pretty with letters, from a pile of magazines I've recycled. An interesting article, colouring page, arty postcard and picture to stick on the fridge with colourful … Continue reading Small Deeds
A very simple guide to home education for an adapted way of living. This is an outline of how I do Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14) at home. It's an evolving process for parent and child alike. I wrote a plan, which I adapt every few months as we move through the topics. I chose … Continue reading School at Home – Made Simple
When planning my projects for the next few years, I was aware that print books are still my format of choice (as a reader and writer). A love of nature and lifelong habits of re-using paper, where possible, impacts my purchasing and use of paper. Though as far as print books I've published, I'd yet … Continue reading Notes on Paper
Today I'm launching SPIRALS - a collection of poetry, featuring words devoted to science, love, nature, the abstract, the sacred and sublime. Read them aloud, in a whisper, to a friend or lover, into the wind, under a tree. Let the words carry you deeper within or towards the sky. Wherever your heart roams. These … Continue reading Launching SPIRALS!
We must crack open to see our joy. For humans, it is not enough to feel it. We bend until we break ourselves, so that we may then believe what we are, what we forgot. Gratitude is the most direct path to joy. It expands the interactions of the day. We feel it in the … Continue reading Begin with Joy
A new decade is embracing us! There are experiences ahead to celebrate, challenge and inspire us. The topics of impact and contribution have come up in various conversations recently, with my eldest, as they approach adulthood. With a climate in crisis and a rising population, their presence has grown into the social-sphere as buzzwords that … Continue reading All We Do
I make this soup often in Winter and created it by combining ingredients that have immunity-boosting, antibacterial, soothing or cleansing properties. It makes me feel good when tired or unwell. Give it a go and adjust to suit 🙂 SOOTHING SOUP (serves 1-2 small bowls or 4 mugs): 350-400ml of water black pepper garlic honey … Continue reading Soothing Soup