My plan was to make the blog private due to some personal reasons. I didn’t feel many readers would mind as the comments on the blog have been quiet in recent posts.
I was quite shocked at how many private emails I received requesting it to remain open as it has helped with ideas for kids, resources etc. I think most of you readers are lurkers! !
I apologise if I haven’t responded to you privately. There was one email that I received from a sister who doesn’t comment but has been following the blog for many years. It touched me, made me fill up with tears and made me rethink my decision to go private. So inshaAllah it is public again and to the sister that sent me that email. .. Jzk for having a profound impact on me and causing me to reflect on what I do and what’s important to me.
So update from us. .
We’ve had in laws over from Algeria staying with us over the last few weeks. As the children hardly ever get to see my husband’s side of the family every year due to them living abroad, it has been nice for them. But it’s also meant that pretty much everything has gone out of the window!
I find it quite frustrating as R’s Quran schedule is badly affected. She feels it too! We have started to get back to some sort of normality since they left.
Aside from lots of play, the kids have visited practically every museum in London due to taking the in laws.
I found some cheap sets of magnetix on gum tree to add to the boys collection. They take that out 5x + per day.
R attended a local textiles class and made the cushion in the picture above. She used the sewing machine and glue gun. Quite a nice pretty result mashaAllah. The sister who teaches the class is very creative mashaAllah and it was very kind of her to set up a class just for home educated girls during her break from being a teacher.
We also attended a trip visiting the Brixton windmill which R particularly enjoyed. It came at the right time as we had just finished a project on wind. This windmill is one of the only ones in inner London and is 10 mins from where we live. .. Didn’t know it existed!
Zuzu is as creative as ever. Here he has made a Knight costume and wouldn’t take it off for ages! !
Amazing what he can make with bags, paper, tape and a cereal box!
Finally, a sister shared this excellent article with me. I definitely recommend reading it. ..