Free Christmas Song Lesson

Christmas is less than two weeks away, and this year at our house we are preparing musically by learning some Christmas carol duets.  I am learning and practising too, and it’s a time of the day that I look forward to very much. I just saw a wonderful free Christmas song lesson online.  I was so impressed; it’s absolutely lovely, … Continue reading

Never Stop Saying Thank You

What’s your battle today?  Sometimes it’s trying to persuade a ten-year-old to write.  Other times it’s trying to convince an eight-year-old that she really does need to learn her tables.  Sometimes it’s tiredness, sleep-deprivation, morning sickness, money worries.  Some worries are big, and some are small. Although often, during December we might worry less than usual about academics because we are hurtling … Continue reading

A Highly Recommended Advent Calendar/Book

I want to tell you about a FABULOUS Advent Calendar/book.  It’s called The Story of Christmas Advent Calendar By Mary Packard, Illustrated by Carolyn Croll. It consists of a large board triptych (three part panel).  It opens like double doors and stands on a table or a shelf.  Inside there are 24 mini-books, each telling a little bit of the story of … Continue reading

Lavender Soap and a Thick Dry Towel

Thanksgiving is a beautiful word.  When we are thankful our attitude changes.  It improves.  And then, as if by magic, our situation looks better.  It’s healthy to give thanks. A day to celebrate harvest and to give thanks is part of different cultures all over the world.  I made a list of some of the thanksgiving dates from around the … Continue reading

The Question We Always Ask Ourselves

What’s the question that we all shake our heads and ask ourselves and each other every November?  What is it that confuses and bewilders us and makes us gasp to ourselves and each other in surprise? We always ask ‘Where did the time go?’  Time seems to pass faster every year, but funnily enough, we never seem to cotton on to this, … Continue reading

One of my favourite websites

I thought I would share with you one of my favourite websites.  It is a cooking website and it belongs to a young woman who enjoys cooking for her family of seven – siblings and parents.  She also takes very beautiful photographs which makes her website look  really lovely. This week she has written about a new cooking gadget and … Continue reading

I’ve been doing it wrong all these years!

I’m feeling very pleased with myself this week because I’ve solved a problem that has been bothering me for quite a while.  I think you might appreciate this information too.  It’s such a relief to know how to get accurate results with these machines. (Add your comment, below.) . .   . . .   P.P.S. I saw this picture … Continue reading

Fingerless Gloves Pattern

Free Knitting Pattern Fingerless Gloves    This pattern is for a very simple style of fingerless gloves or wrist warmers. The gloves are knitted in a soft four-ply yarn.  I knitted mine in soft black angora.  The glove here is for a woman’s hand.  You can vary the size of the gloves and so make them for children or men … Continue reading