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Let’s make a Shell Moblie.

Our beach is a treasure trove of beautiful shells. The rock pools are filled with brightly gleaming shells, gorgeous colors of the rainbow shimmering in the water. Many of the shells that have washed up on the beach have been bleached white by the sun. We have strolled for hours, collecting such beautiful treasure. Today,If you want to read more…click here


We were so inspired by Beth’s Discovering Waldorf post, “I am a Child of Nature” that we wrapped the kids up warmly in their jackets and headed off to the beach. A Good Man and I delighted in how freely Mr T explored the beach. My ‘old self’ would have balked at the sand andIf you want to read more…click here

How to make a Miniature Zen Garden.

Yesterday we thought about the wisdom of ancient Tibet when we painted a lovely rainbow with our colorful sand. Today, we talked about Buddhism as we made a miniature Zen Garden. We learnt that a Zen Garden is a place of meditation and we experienced how calming it is to work with sand… to rakeIf you want to read more…click here

Painting With Colored Sand.

One of my very favorite movies is Kundun. Watching it is a magical experience from beginning to end. I vividly remember the very first time I saw it… it opens with the Tibetan Monks painting with sand. They work for hours making the most beautiful image from colored sand. It’s huge, covering the entire floor…If you want to read more…click here

How to make a Fairy Garden Swing.

All you need to make a swing for your Fairy Garden are… Pliers, thin, bendable wire and some sticks and stones. Cut a long piece of wire and select a long, flat stone. We used a small sea brick that we collected on the beach, rubbed smooth by waves and time.Bend the wire in half.If you want to read more…click here

Wonderful Beach Treasures.

It was an overcast and windy day and we needed to blow the cobwebs from our heads. There is a beach that we call ‘The Peninsula’ not far from us. We love this beach as the sea is rough and the waves bring treasures from the sea onto the beach for lucky searchers to find…If you want to read more…click here