Lockdown collage

The house is made of a tissue box, the door is my mobile phone box, the pond under the tree is coffee, and the ‘Fish’ in pond is one of the hamster’s treats. Hay in garden is resting on a disposable glove. The caption says: Lockdown is easier with my loved ones’ prayers.

Girl looking with desire at sweets in kitchen

Isolation Tasks with Kids

This week in isolation has been one where our efforts to build a predictable day, and a calm and respectful environment for the children have started to bear fruit. In the spirit of respecting the need to slow down enforced by COVID-19, we have been enabled to pay extra thought to including the children in…

Flower Crowns

We love activities which encourage the kids to connect with the seasons. This can require a little more creativity in the winter month; but now spring has arrived I can feel my energy for activities soaring! The easiest way to help little hands and minds really get a feel for this season is to hunt…

cauliflower cream soup

The positives of isolation

It’s really easy to feel claustrophobic and overwhelmed by the negatives of self isolation. We’re on week four, and though there have certainly been ups and downs, this week I find myself thinking about the positives of quarantine. When we zoom into the effect it’s having on our households, for the majority of us who…

Hapa Zome

This week we tried our hand at the Japanese art of Hapa Zome, or to put it eloquently: petal bashing. You start by laying out a little floral arrangements from your garden (or daily walk, if it’s safe for you to do so) between two sheets of 100% cotton fabric. We used an old pillow…