“Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better”Albert Einstein. It wasn’t an intentional thing but somehow we seem to have been pulled towards nature this month. Maybe it was the need to retreat away from the busy school holidays or maybe it was the simplicity and calm that called us. Either way, we have had some of the most beautiful and relaxing family days. When you are submerged into nature you can’t help but feel peaceful and grateful for the world around you. It encourages you to move your body, breath in fresh air and spend quality time with your family. Its nourishing in a way I never really understood before. A true tonic to the crazy days of busy family life. Everything seems a little clearer after a spell outdoors. What did the kids learn that I didn’t teach them? Fin has really taken it upon himself to learn how to spell. I would say he’s doing it all on his own because he is the one who has the drive and is the one asking the questions but of course, we are involved in helping him learn correctly. (Although it has been so much fun […]
I can’t believe that this day has finally come. The day when I can say loud and proud that we’ve written a book. A beautiful cookbook that I can’t wait to share with you all. This book has been a labour of love. Hours and hours have gone into these recipes. From the simple ideas in the beginning to the making and taste testing to get each and every recipe just perfect for you all. I am so grateful to my family for all of their support in the making of this book. Without Daddy Journey, the photos and technical side of things would never have been achieved. Without my amazing and very talented brother, we would never have been able to bring you such a creative piece of writing. My beautiful weegans and my super amazing mum have allowed me to spend hours in the kitchen with no complaints eager to taste test every offering without bias. Without them, our recipes wouldn’t have been through such rigorous testing and have pushed me to strive for the best of the best for you all to enjoy. This book is full of over 50, whole food plant-based recipes. They are all […]
What a summer we are having! It is probably common knowledge that here in the U.K. it can be a bit hit and miss on the sunny day stakes but boy, oh boy have we been blessed with one long hot summer or what?! July has been a delightful mix of sandy toes, salty hair and ice cream kisses. Shall we begin? What did the kids learn that I didn’t teach them? Pops came out with a gem the other day. She said “Mummy, did you know that a starfish isn’t really a fish because it doesn’t have gills, fins or a backbone?” I picked my jaw up off the floor and looked suitably proud and impressed by her vast and ever-growing animal knowledge. Fin has started singing! It is the cutest, off-key sound you’ll ever hear. It literally melts my heart to hear him. He has now taught himself all the words to all of the songs on the Moana soundtrack and performs it with joy and gusto. What did the kids teach me that I didn’t already know? Pops taught me that some lipsticks contain fish bones! From being vegan I knew to avoid some makeup products due […]
Hello lovely people! I have a quick post for you today. We have decided to do the occasional video on our new YouTube channel to help you get an idea of who we are. Today we are talking about why we turned vegan. Are you a vegan? If so then we would love to hear about your journey. If you’re not vegan and just having a little think about making some healthy changes then why not give it a try for a few weeks and see how you go? We are happy to help you get started. I promise you won’t regret it! Help us out! If you have any questions or comments, leave them down below, or shoot us an e-mail! And, as always, if you’re thinking about buying some of the items mentioned in our blog, use our Amazon links throughout this article or down below; it helps us create content that you like to read or that helps you out, and it costs you nothing — win/win! We appreciate the support.
I have been putting off writing about unschooling for some time now as I feel it’s verging on the impossible to explain how we approach it. However, I have been asked about a billion times (yes that many) how and why we unschool and so I think its time I tried to put it into words. (Even as I type my spell checker is trying to change the word unschool into school. I’m rolling my eyes.) Before I can begin to explain our approach into unschooling (blog posts to follow) I will fill you in on the journey that led us to this point. Homeschooling was never on our radar. I didn’t even know it was legal to home educate in this country so it was not something that we had planned. Pops was our first born and it became quite clear from an early age that she was super shy and found being away from mummy something of a challenge. As a stay at home mum that was never really a problem as I could be there for her all of the time. I have to admit that as she grew older I began to get a bit of […]
Welcome to our first unschooling log! We hope you enjoy an insight into our educational journey with this fun question, answer and photo collection. We will be adding a new instalment each month. Enjoy! This blog post includes some affiliate links but all recommendations are our own personal views. We would never endorse anything we wouldn’t use ourselves. Click on images to take you to the relevant product page. What did the kids learn that I didn’t teach them? Pops taught herself how to make a working vending machine and some durable makeup bags and pencil cases. She also learnt how to assemble a model of the inside of our bodies correctly. Fin learnt what 4+4 was by using his fingers and then told everyone he met that 4+4 was 8. He also taught himself how to write Poppy’s name and how to draw robots. Duck tape Duck tape Duck tape Things we used to make the makeup bags/pencil case: Duck tape & zip lock sandwich bags. What did the kids teach me that I didn’t already know? Pops taught me that the call of the American howler monkey can be heard 3 miles away. Fin taught me that the […]