Challenge 15 – to make a simple winter treat for your garden birds

Your challenge this week: to make a very simple birdfeeder using just pinecones, lard and birdseed, and then watch your garden birds go crazy for the extra food over the winter.  It's a child-friendly project which I know you, your children, and the birds will find hugely rewarding. This challenge encourages the following values: Kindness, Responsibility, … Continue reading Challenge 15 – to make a simple winter treat for your garden birds

Challenge 10 – to catch a sunrise or a sunset

Your challenge this week:  Set your alarm clock or stay up late and catch a sunrise or a sunset with your family or a friend. This challenge encourages the following values: Gratitude, Resourcefulness, Optimism, Patience, Commitment, Serenity. What you need to complete your challenge this week: Keep a close eye on the weather forecast. Plan where … Continue reading Challenge 10 – to catch a sunrise or a sunset

Challenge 8 – Give yourself permission to unplug for 24 hours

Your challenge this week: To ask yourself what memories you could make by giving yourself permission to switch off all technology for 24 hours. This challenge encourages the following values: Resilience, Gratitude, Resourcefulness, Optimism, Patience, Commitment, Serenity. What you need to complete your challenge this week: Switch the on switch to off on your laptop, … Continue reading Challenge 8 – Give yourself permission to unplug for 24 hours

Challenge 6 – to make your home a place for self-expression and not first impression (spring cleaning with purpose)

Your challenge this week: to spring clean a little space in your life and make room for something meaningful - a lesson in letting go and taking pride in what you consider important to you. Spend 2 hours (or 30 minutes or a day) clearing out a cupboard or wardrobe which you’ve been meaning to … Continue reading Challenge 6 – to make your home a place for self-expression and not first impression (spring cleaning with purpose)

Challenge 5 – to go for a walk and absorb the Spring season in every way you can

Your challenge this week: To go for a walk and absorb the new season in every way you can. This challenge encourages the following values: Responsibility, Gratitude, Resourcefulness, Compassion, Optimism, Patience, Serenity. What you need to complete your challenge this week: To find a suitable place where you can immerse yourself in nature A map … Continue reading Challenge 5 – to go for a walk and absorb the Spring season in every way you can

Challenge 2 – to make homemade bread

Your challenge this week:  To make bread by hand This challenge encourages the following values: Resourcefulness, Optimism, Patience, Commitment, Serenity. What you need to complete your challenge this week: An oven, that you can use or help your children to use safely A recipe.  Below, I have provided my very simple white bread recipe which … Continue reading Challenge 2 – to make homemade bread