And so we're home. It has been an incredible trip, filled with so much wonder that I scarcely know where to begin. Ten weeks of amazingness is just impossible to put into one post - or even ten. We've spent time in Scotland, Wales, England, France and Japan. We're attended performances of Shakespeare and Kabuki. We've stayed with friends and family, in homes, hotels, cottages, machiyas, ryokans, bed and breakfasts, and even a French chateau. We spent a week at a Bible conference, and another doing a tour of Reformation Scotland. We have thousands of photos, many of which we've been posting on A Peaceful Day's Facebook page, and I'm grateful to those of you who have followed along with us and who left encouraging comments.
With that said, probably the most interesting thing for many of you, was the very first week, where we visited Ambleside in the Lake District, and ensconced ourselves in the Armitt library to learn what we could about Charlotte Mason and her philosophy of education. I thought that I might begin there, with a few posts that together I will call Lessons From The Armitt. Because we learned so much. Mostly, that we make things much too hard. Maybe you'll get some ideas that you can incorporate into your homeschool. I hope so. I certainly did.
I don't know how many posts I'll do. Some people design series of posts and manage to see them through. Generally I'm really bad at that. I sort of lose steam halfway through. Anyhow, I'll make a start. Let's see how I go! I'll start next week.
But first, some pictures to set the scene:
Lessons from the Armitt I: The Book of Centuries
Lessons from the Armitt II:Bird and Flower Lists