Ingredients:•85 g butter• 75 g soft brown sugar• 1 tsp vanilla essence• 75 g dried cranberries• 50 g plain flour• 75 g porridge oats• 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda• 1/2 tsp salt Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 180 C/gas mark 4. 2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in … Continue reading Lockdown Baking | Oat and Cranberry Cookies
The Boy Child and I sat down and looked through his current scrapbook (I think it's Volume 6) and I was shocked to see that I hadn't added anything since our road trip to Normandy last October. I asked him what he wanted me to add and his first suggestion was ... Christmas. I turned … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2020 #7
Me: "This week's History assignment is to write about VE Day and what it means." Him: "Excellent! It is, as you know, my area of expertise!"
The Boy Child made this loaf as part of a home-schooling Food Tech lesson. The recipe is easy to follow and tastes delicious. Ingredients: 260 grams plain flour, 55 grams caster sugar, 4 teaspoons of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of salt (we went with a generous pinch), 320 ml milk (we used semi-skimmed), 125 grams … Continue reading Lockdown Baking | Peanut Butter Loaf
For this week's Food Tech lesson: Peanut Butter Loaf*. No yeast. No eggs. It smells heavenly and tastes absolutely fantastic. *Recipe to follow tomorrow.
We are currently living through something that future generations will learn about in their school History lessons. As a memory keeper, I felt it was important to create a record of my own family's experience. I'm mostly using pocket pages in 6x8, with cards for the journaling from my favourite In a Creative Bubble. I'm … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 1
Was April awful? Let's see what the numbers made of it: 18 online sessions of Pilates. 30 more days of Lockdown, bringing the UK's total number of days in Lockdown to 42. There were 15 mornings of homeschooling. We made 7 rainbows for our windows. I sent 9 pieces of Happy Mail. My highest daily … Continue reading Month in Numbers | April 2020
What I've stopped doing: Wearing my contact lenses. Wearing make-up. This happened around day 9. Having longish nails. Cutting them seemed the most sensible option. What I've started doing: Using tweezers on my eyebrows for the first time in years. Brushing up on secondary school maths. Beginners yoga and Pilates via YouTube and Instagram, one … Continue reading Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – At Home
Week 13: The week the UK went into lockdown and homeschooling began. Week 14: We stayed home. We initiated the Snakes and Ladders Lockdown Championships. I spent a lot of time in the garden - weeding was the biggest job. (Did you spot my wee helper?) We watched the superb Military Wives via Amazon Prime. … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 13 and 14
Because you knew I would ... Nine days in on the home schooling front. I'd be lying if I told you that all had been well ... but it has gone better then expected. We're not trying to reinvent the educational wheel, we're simply trying to get through the age-appropriate basics ... English, Maths, History, … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Early Days of Home Schooling