Celebrating Autumn: On Our Bookshelves

Autumn is most definitely on the way. I can feel it in the cool mornings and evenings, the darker nights (which are so welcome in our home!), the candles which are lit with increased regularity, and the delicious feeling of new starts that tells me¬†September is close. I’ve put away our Summer books and pulled…

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What We’re Reading: Dinosaurs, fossils, evolution, reptiles, prehistoric life

Like all young children, Frida is pretty varied in her interests – from mice to microbes, she has a voracious appetite for learning new things. But every now and again, a topic comes along which leaves very little space in our reading for anything else. At the moment we are in the middle of such…

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Beautiful Books: Picture books about Frida Kahlo

It feels like I can’t turn anywhere without seeing Frida Kahlo merchandise at the moment, due to the current exhibition at the V&A museum in London (which Frida and I will definitely visit together soon). We didn’t name our daughter Frida specifically because of Frida Kahlo, but the link obviously didn’t pass us by either.…

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Rhythm in the Home: Our tea time rhythm + favourite books

Last week I posted about our morning time rhythm, so I’m following up this week by talking about tea time! What is “tea time”?¬† Tea time is simply how I refer to us sharing some beautiful books together each afternoon after a snack and some tea. It’s a welcome period of rest and connection at…

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Frida turns three! Gifts for a three year old.

Last week Frida turned three. Three! My tiny baby. Suffice to say that I got very emotional and may have cried several times. Somehow three – this definitive leap away from toddlerhood, from being a baby – has affected me much more than previous birthdays. She is truly a little girl now. A pre-schooler (pre-homeschooler?).…

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