Mini kitchen table challenge – relive your childhood and inspire in your children a lifelong love of the humble conker

Picture the scene. The weekend arrives with exhausted gratitude and you awake to the morning light glowing around the edges of the curtains. Low on the horizon, the sun shines through the window and, upon stepping out from under the covers into the chilly bedroom air, peering eagerly through the window you see the morning … Continue reading Mini kitchen table challenge – relive your childhood and inspire in your children a lifelong love of the humble conker

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 13 – to turn a forage into a feast

Your challenge this week: to turn a forage into a feast, from hedgerow to jar.  This challenge will give your children an insight into how a day out picking blackberries can, in a few short hours provide us something tasty to put on a crumpet! This challenge encourages the following values: Courage, Responsibility, Gratitude, Generosity, … Continue reading Challenge 13 – to turn a forage into a feast

Challenge 12 – to take your children to a local festival

Your challenge this week: to find a local festival for you and your family to enjoy some good food, good drink and good music. Find something new to experience and somewhere new to explore (or stick to what you know, I love food, therefore, I love a food festival - it's a safe bet!) This challenge … Continue reading Challenge 12 – to take your children to a local festival

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 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