Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Festival of Michaelmas

How is everyone doing on this September Friday? Today is the first day of the four week celebration of Michaelmas. This festival sees communities and individuals focusing on their behaviour, their impulses (the Michael mood of dedication), conquering personal ‘dragons’ … Continue reading

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Aloe aloe aloe

We were gifted five aloe vera plants six months ago (thankyou freecycle), and since then I’ve been able to grow thirty new plants from the new shoots. Freecycle is an international web based organisation which allows users to gift their … Continue reading

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In knead of a good home

We made bread this afternoon after school. Our daughter loved the magic ring game, singing with her eyes closed whilst we kneaded the dough and then she had to guess who had the ring when she opened her eyes. She … Continue reading

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Beeswax Crayons

We bought some of these last week from the small shop in the grounds of the school. They are non toxic Stockmar Beeswax Stick Crayons. Along the ‘less is more’ ethos, children are given handmade ‘crayon rolls’ which sit in … Continue reading

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Joy to the World

Yesterday I attended the first session of Joy De Berker’s course in Bath. The group was a good size, and attendees come from a range of educational backgrounds. The format of the course allowed us to experience the wonder and … Continue reading

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Feeling determined

I won’t lie, I was a ‘Moody Margaret’ this morning. But as the sun starts to rise, the morning bedtime cuddles and quietly whispered first words of each day gently steady me. I fall back on my trusty ‘moomin’ feelings … Continue reading

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Course

I am really happy that I have a place on the ‘Education for Happy Childhood’ ten month course run by Joy De Berker. Here is some information taken from her website. “The course aims to bring Steiner early years education … Continue reading

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