By guest blogger Miri of Here We Are Together
"England is a fairly big (the ninth biggest, actually) island
located to the northwest of continental Europe and only
connected to mainland Europe by the Channel Tunnel.
on the way to the post office
England is a very green country with many small hills,
rivers and fields, and larger hills in the north of the
country. While we do have some big cities most people
live in smaller villages and need to walk quite far to reach
the nearest shop or train station.
to mind is probably the Queen, and it is true that there
are very few places you can look and not see her, after all
her face is on most stamps, notes and coins. Even our
food has labels that tell us whether the
Queen eats this or not!
As someone so very present in our life she often
becomes a character in daily play. You can find
a tutorial for a kid-made Queen's robe here.
When you come to England you will find many
Fish & Chips shops, it's a very traditional meal that
really tastes best in the small restaurants right by
the coast. Try making your own!"
"A thing the British are very well known for is drinking a
lot of tea, so this beautiful teatime candle seemed a great
craft to share. We make these as hostess presents and
thank-you presents, as they are quick and easy to make
and always look great.
You will need:
an old teacup & saucer
a metal tin
small pieces of wax (This is a great way to use up all
those tea-lights and old candles you have,
all you need to do is cut them up into
bits. Save the wick, too!)
a wick (we got ours out of one of the candles we reused)
Put your pieces of wax into the old tin, fill a pot with
about 8 cm of water and put your tin into the middle.
Now start melting the wax in your tin. Don’t place your
wax directly in a pot over a heat source, always use this
double boiler method. You can add a crayon or colourful
wax if you want your candle to be a certain colour.
When all the wax has melted carefully pour it into the cup
and add your wick to the middle. You might need to hold
on to the wick for a couple of minutes till it
stays in the right position.
Carefully place your teacup in the fridge and leave
it to cool down for one to two hours.
After that, all you need to do is trim the wick
and enjoy your new candle. It makes even pretend
tea parties feel very special."
England is brought to you by guest blogger,
Miri of Here We Are Together. Miri is a married
mom of two living in the south of England. Her
blog mirrors her attachment parenting lifestyle
and homeschooling her children near the seashore.
You'll enjoy reading her gentle and honest narrative
while looking at her lovely photos so be
sure to have a visit!
If you have any questions about England
please leave them in the comments in the
next few days and Miri will answer them!