Sewing Machines!

So, yesterday it was the day to refresh the brain in making slide samples and using microscopes, today it was learning the completely new skill of using a sewing machine!!  Despite many attempts at learning, both in the home and at school, I never grasped this skill, resorting back to hand sewing everything.  Taking a lot longer, but a lot …

Children and Nature are a Match, and One of the Biggest Reasons for Our Move.

Children and nature are a match.  We are quite an outdoors family, and firm believers in the phrase, “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing”. It is only by the children being outside in nature and experiencing it, that they will grow up respecting it and wanting to look after it.  There is much research into the …

Life as a Mum!

Due to being ill last night and being up from 0230 and then, as you do being a mum, ploughing on through the day normally, I’m off to bed tonight to catch up on my beauty sleep and regain my patience ;-)!!  But I’ll leave you with a photo of my three let loose with hundreds of stickers while I …

Play, Play, Play!

Over the last year, I have learnt a lot about the importance of play, and my attitude towards it has changed completely.  Don’t misunderstand me, I was never against it, I always encouraged our trio to do it, and having trained and worked as a paediatric nurse had a knowledge base about its importance and uses.  However, what I hadn’t …