Easy Remembrance Day craft (and Thanksgiving Tree)

It’s hard when your child first asks what the pretty poppies are for. I remember looking at Pigwig running around the playground aged 4 and reflecting on all the things that weren’t yet in her head like war, poverty, the … Continued

The season of thankfulness and an unmissable recipe

The concept of thankfulness or gratitude has had a huge influence on my life. For years we have, as non-Americans, celebrated a sort of Thanksgiving and I explained why here last year. It started as a young teacher when a friend mentioned … Continued

Why bother with family traditions?

Did the family you grew up in have many traditions? Mine didn’t seem to  and I was always drawn to families who had their own  quirky ways of doing things and who rejoiced in the group identity which formed around … Continued