Tuesday, July 20, 2010


For the last couple of weeks my head has been in a whirl and my stomach doing backflips.

We have been deciding what to do with Schooling for our children, We love the Steiner way, this is the philosophy we live by.

We love our little school, it's the childrens second home, Jim has been there since playgroup, which has made making this decision so much harder.

Sometimes the hardest decision, is the right one..........who said that!

But our little school only goes up class six. We've looked around at mainstream schooling, children working in a classroom on their own computer, the teacher on her computer, there's nothing human about it.

I'll admit I'm an idealist.

I'm not at all interested in the mark after year 12, for me it's about giving them the tools to find their own way, it about creating enthusiasm in everything they do, to love life and know they can achieve anything they set their mind to.

It's about the whole child, bringing the head, heart and hands together, all of equal importance.

I know I succeded in life in spite of my education, and I sure that's the case for many.

But once the Steiner way gets into your soul, there's no turning back. In fact I doubt that my body could drive my children to a mainstream school.

Which is why
we have decided to send the children to Castlemaine Steiner School.

So today we farwelled our school, and we wished them all the very best, and they for us.

But it was hard, really hard.

Am I strong enough to do this journey ahead? I have a million thoughts going through my head at this moment.

Sigh, it would have been so much easier to stay.

Well the sun will come up in the morning and our new journey will begin.......

Monday, July 5, 2010

Rose necklace

The roses have been in full bloom this season, these petals are the last of them.

I was inspired by Garden mama's post on rose garlands.

Flynn sorted his rose petals into colour, and was busy for a couple of hours, patiently threading the rose petals onto thread.

A proud boy, and he smelt nice too.