Experiments in Happiness: Gardening

I’ve had a garden for a long time, but it has been sadly neglected. It’s not that I don’t want to be there, but with hayfever, small children and an endless list of tasks that needed to be done every day it just really wasn’t a priority. Images of the garden shortly after moving Now…

Experiments in Happiness: Dogs

This is something that I know makes me happy; having a dog. I grew up with dogs and have owned two Golden Retrievers as an adult. I haven’t had a dog for three years, and I’m not sure that now is the right time to make a commitment to a dog so for the moment…

Parenting: Why I Started Home Educating

My partner and I home educated our two boys for about six years. We began when the youngest was in year 1 (about 5 years old) and the eldest was year 2. I used to help out at the school a couple of mornings a week. In general I’d been happy with what I’d seen…

Food: Challah Recipe

For me, Friday is usually the day I spend preparing for Shabbos (Shabbat, the Sabbath or whatever you want to call it). A few months ago I was making Challah most Friday mornings. That stopped when I bought a large freezer – I made a lot of Challah in one go and put it in…