The Table

There is laughter and conversation between people from near, from far, both in physical and also in years. For a while I am silently absorbed in the moment, soaking up every smile, every line of face, every sentence, my face contentedly gleaming in the iridescent late evening light that is of the Highlands at this… Continue reading The Table

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Let Them Play

I'm thrilled to have shared another part of our home education journey through a second guest blog post for the lovely Ross Mountney. Ross’s blog and books have been such a source of inspiration and support since we began our home-ed journey more than eight years ago. If you’re just starting out or considering taking… Continue reading Let Them Play

A Late Summer Walk in England

“I like walking because it is slow, and I suspect that the mind, like the feet, works at about three miles an hour. If this is so, then modern life is moving faster than the speed of thought, or thoughtfulness.” ~ Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust (A History of Walking) Lately I’ve been walking as a way… Continue reading A Late Summer Walk in England

Walking with a Friend

We walk, and talk. About being wild, being female. We talk about wonder and love and pain. About falling down, grasping our way back up again. We talk about nature, bounty, beauty… strolling slowly, pausing when a point needs to be made more pressingly. Munching blackberries, squeezing sloes, marvelling at oaks, silver weed soft in… Continue reading Walking with a Friend

Sewing is Powerful Stuff

I've just written a guest blog post about our home education journey, for the lovely Ross Mountney. Ross's blog and books have been such a source of inspiration and support since we began our home-ed journey more than seven years ago. If you're just starting out or considering taking this path then please do check… Continue reading Sewing is Powerful Stuff

Juliette of the Herbs

This is one of my all-time favourite documentaries that I first watched a number of years ago... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6SX4699rcA Juliette was a true inspiration in herbal medicine and since discovering her, her book 'Natures Children' has become my bible when raising my daughter. I always have it packed in my bag when I'm wandering and it… Continue reading Juliette of the Herbs