For those of you who have joined me in this space for a while, you may know me well enought to remember how I love traditions. Sometimes inspired by things of old, and often in bringing in something new. I like how it gives us a chance to learn about something outside of our normal cultural sense and have fun with it too.
So if you are like me, you will find this book a great stimulus for tradition. I have just started perusing it and am making all kinds of notes in my journal! It is called The Book of New Family Traditions by Meg Cox.
And as you may well have guessed I happen to come across a something while reading Pippa Middleton's (good grief- it is like British Martha Stewart- swoon) book Celebrate called Burns Night. And it just so happens to be Jan 25th. Perfect, we needed a little something to do here at the end of January!
I am researching Burns Night, gathering some crafty inspiration, and some recipes. Though I draw the line at Haggis. Seriously, any food that needs to be served in a sheep stomach is just not for me- traditon or not!
By incorporating this tradition into our week we are able to do some home learning on Scotland, kilts, poetry of course, and I will Americanize it with a showing of Brave!