Category Archives: Home Education

The Trollen Wheel. What it is and a flat braid turorial.


Well, it’s been an interesting week. I seem to be in a state of injuring myself. Nothing major, a few cuts, a strained ankle, several bruises. We have had some very temperamental weather, from glorious sunshine one moment to heavy … Continue reading

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Water wishes and the tale of a tadpole


Ah, the British summer time. All year long we yearn to feel sunlight on our skin; feel its warmth, see how the world around us suddenly becomes three dimensional and bursts with colour and life… And then we get it, … Continue reading

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Midsummer Fae – a donkey short


It is a tradition to make fairy houses at midsummer. It is the time they will visit your garden to celebrate the Summer Solstice, singing and dancing into the wee hours. The morning of the solstice, both Emily and Toby … Continue reading

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My Little Atelier


I have a couple of preferred websites when it comes to birthdays and present buying occasions for the children. I have found it quite difficult over the years to find quality alternatives that aren’t plastic or centered around popular culture … Continue reading

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Spinning and storytelling


“When people told themselves their past with stories, explained their present with stories, foretold the future with stories, the best place by the fire was kept for the storyteller.” Jim Henson’s The Storyteller. I have recently joined a medieval re-enactment … Continue reading

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The Green Man, Fire-eaters and Dragons!


“In times long past lived a man of green and his footsteps brought life wherever he’d been In the deepest wild wood was the place he’d once been and the people did love and protect him…”       Clun … Continue reading

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Calling in the May!


  What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about Mayday? Personally, with me it is the maypole. The maypole is said to represent two things. In times gone by our ancestors believed that spirits … Continue reading

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Waldorf Dolls and Houses in Trees


When I was a little girl, there was always a feeling of dreamlike enchantment when I went to play at friends houses from Waldorf families. Looking back I don’t know if it was the light, breathy atmosphere that their homes … Continue reading

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Unicorn in the Forest and a few FOs


We have been going a little sewing mad this week. A friend told me about a shop in Chester that sells wool felt – not the nasty acrylic kind! Toby has had a little gnome production line going on – … Continue reading

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Castles, Diamonds and Easter Eggs


    Wow – what a week it has been. After a very unexpected snowfall, which was totally out of character here this time of year, we have been working hard in preparation for Ostara and Easter. The egg, an … Continue reading

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