Friday, 3 September 2010

Friday's Favourites!

There is no photograph this Friday as although there have been lots of beautiful images this week, I have made a conscious decision not to take my camera out with me and just to enjoy being with the children!  it was the last week of summer holidays here and we spent our last day all together in the woods and at the park, playing! We tumbled home 5 1/2 hours later; dirty, sandy, sweaty, tired and just a little caught by the sun..... and very happy!  It was a lovely last day and we rounded it off with ice creams in the shade!

Bad luck is said to come in threes and we have had two rounds of it in the last few weeks!! Our luck has finally turned this week and our broken little car that I was fully expecting to cost us a new engine, has come up trumps once again with a total garage bill of £125.... I have never paid a bill with so much pleasure before!

I'm really looking forwards to having our 'weekday family' back to normal next week but with a twist to the daily routine as we will be picking one of the little one's big sister up after school.  It is such a peaceful day with the four of them... they know each other so well and it is harmonious and happy (most of the time!!).  Having four children will seem like a rest after the school hols!

Here are this weeks favourites!
  • I will definitely be making this story sack for Dog's Colourful Day from My Montessori Journey, faith loves the book and she will love the story sack!
  • This Autumn sensory tub and play dough from Counting Coconuts is fabulous..... I will so be making apple pie dough now!
  • I love Eric Carle books and these ideas from Totally Tots to go with The Mixed up Chameleon are wonderful!
  • This outdoor place to play that Tonya from Plain and Joyful Living has created for her children is beautiful.... I love the sophistication of the tablecloth!
  • For some Autumn beauty, spend time browsing through rhythm of the home's Autumn e-zine.
Have a lovely weekend!


  1. Thank you so much for mentioning my sensory tub and playdough!

    You have a lovely blog and I can see the care and thought you put into homeschooling your kids. Thank you for sharing your ideas!


  2. Hi Jen,

    Thank you for your comment on my blog. Regarding my 6-9 training, I took my course at Kent and Sussex Montessori Centre in the UK. The course was very good and the trainers were very knowledgeable and experienced. I had to go in once a month and that worked perfectly with my work and Little-N. Unfortunately the centre does not offer online courses. If I was going to take an online elementary course I would take it with guided studies []. I took a Montessori leadership course with them before and it was great. If you can it would be much better to attend a course at Montessori centre. How long have you got till you would need the training?