Our education special is published this week. Inside you’ll find articles on how to get started in home education, use feng shui to create harmony at home and delicious recipes for jams and preserves. There’s heaps more of course – get your copy here before it hits the shops. We also have lots of juicy offers for our readers – here are a selection:
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We just got the latest edition off to the printers and have been camping in the woods for a couple of days so I’m feeling really refreshing and relaxed right now. It’s amazing how much more restful sleeping on the earth actually is. I guess because your body and mind can completely relax away from the electromagnetic stressors of the home environment. It is said that our ancestors used to sleep from sundown until dawn, with periods of being restful yet awake during the night and this seems to be the pattern that we all slip into after camping out for a few nights. I can’t help getting up in the rain in the night and just marvelling at the wetness of it all after such intense heat and dry weather. It almost feels as though Mother Earth is sucking the liquid from the sky and I’m in between, witnessing.
It’s my eldest daughter’s birthday tomorrow and we are all gearing up to a high level of excitement – already wafts of sweet baking fill the air and whispered plans and secrets fill the corners of the house. It will be a birthday under canvas and aside from a party at the weekend she wants to celebrate by cycling to the pick-your-own farm and loading up on fruit to make into ice cream and sorbets. She will also star in a drama production in the evening and the whole family and some friends are coming to watch her and her sister perform so that will be full of laughter. Ten years of motherhood feels really quite special and I’m going to sneak off myself at some point to reflect on the journey so far.
I had better get back to the preparations. Watch out for the next edition of The Green Parent available from next week – it’s all about making your own products at home from toothpaste to shampoo. Oh and there’s off-grid living, home education, blessingway ceremonies and heaps more inside too.
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