Weekly Round Up: countdown to Christmas

This week we have been on the countdown to Christmas. This hasn't really meant much other than our normal rhythm has slightly adjusted and we've been cleaning and tidying the house and readying for family visiting. Today is Christmas Eve and we have decorated the tree and been tidying. The children have finished their crib... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Father Christmas

I mentioned in my last post about Advent that we don't do Santa with our children. We made the decision when our son was young and it wasn't easy. Going against the norm can be hard but we felt very strongly about why we were choosing to do so. I actually have very strong and... Continue Reading →

This Is How We Advent

Yesterday was the first Sunday of Advent and marks the start of the four week preparation time for Christmas. A time for quiet reflection and peaceful preparation that isn't indulgent. This doesn't sound like the Advent we see happening all around us. When I looked at my phone on Saturday it was as though Christmas... Continue Reading →

This Week’s Round Up: Weather

We've enjoyed learning about weather this week. Monday was our best day. We made rain makers and then danced round to rain sounds (you know those 'relaxing' 2 hour rain noises with pan pipes over the top). Joseph loved it. He certainly has a talent with dancing and movement and loves to move to music.... Continue Reading →

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