A real life holiday season


My washing machine floods. The repair man finally comes only to tell us that it has to be replaced. Eleven days later I finally get a new one. (In case you are wondering that’s a lot of laundry.) The flu hits our household. Its slow walk through the family means we are housebound (still are) [...]

A restful holiday season

Christmas Candles

You may be thinking, based on the title of this post, that I’m referring to the number of hours of sleep you get each night or carefully selecting activities so your calendar doesn’t get over-crowded. These are great things of course, but that has little to do with the type of rest I am thinking [...]

October 2014 read-alouds


I’m taking a break in the picture heavy posts I’ve been sharing to share a little reading with you. Honestly, I’m having trouble realizing that October is over. Where did it go? We didn’t finish very many books this month, but the ones we did were good! Abel’s Island by William Steig (Newberry Honor) was [...]

Local charm in the fishing villages


We enjoyed visiting four of the small fishing villages that are just south of us. We could actually go to most of these by bus, but it is somewhat inconvenient, and since they are really small the time spent on the bus to get there wouldn’t really be worth it. However, they are darling, and [...]

River Tay, Dunkeld, and Beatrix Potter


We were told that the town of Dunkeld which sits right on the River Tay was a charming place to visit. We were not disappointed, but my real reason for wanting to go to this part of Scotland is because of a certain Peter Rabbit. Or rather, the creator of the lovely tales known as [...]