|Our partly-consumed Christmas cake.|
Most of us have a (rare) free day, which has given us a chance for some peaceful activity for the children, and some catching up for me. My husband is writing his sermon for tomorrow - so not a quiet day for him, however.
The children have had a restful day; my six year old is listening to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (he's nearly finished the whole book!), while my eldest has been building a meccano set that he received for Christmas. My other two are happy pottering about with different toys, or watching the meccano coming together. After a late night on New Year's Eve for the older two, who stayed up for the first time, and came with us to watch the London fireworks from the top of a hill near our home - this is probably much needed.
|Snuggling up and listening to Narnia.|
For me, this is the last quiet day before term begins again, and I have been in planning mode. I have filled out my diary for next week with all the plans for the children's work. I have also been trying to choose craft or cooking projects for our Africa themed home education group next term. It is quite easy to find generic "Africa" crafts - but somewhat harder if you are searching for activities to go with specific countries. I think I'm about there, though.
I have also had time to look through my new Mary Berry cook book and bookmark the recipes I'd like to try. There are more than I have time for in the immediate future, but I am planning to make a lemon cheesecake for lunch tomorrow. We may just have Christmas cake if I run out of time; visitors to our home may be fed up of Christmas cake soon!
Days like this provide a welcome rest. I am looking forward to the coming term - but it is good to have one quiet day before it all begins again.