Our family has embarked on virtual travels to various countries and regions. To explore these countries and their cultures, we have followed along with the festivals, cooked and eaten traditional foods, learned of traditional handicrafts with hands on exploration, along with many activities to immerse ourselves. Chronicled here are some of these activities.

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Our Weekend in a Nutshell

What a great weekend! The Nova Scotia College of Art & Design held an "Artist for a Day" program, offering so many hands on experiences for anyone interested in trying it out. This is the first time I'd heard of this, but apparently it's their third year. I already have a reminder set up to look into this next year, it was such a great time. I only wish we'd had more time to try out more things - those kids and their need to eat!

Some of the highlights for us included creating our own linocuts and tin soldiers. The girls melted tin with a blow torch, which was then poured into a mold. We didn't have time to try the pottery wheel, but there was a large clay board the girls put their mark on. The most surprising part of the day was that Pea was happy to have her picture taken as Vincent Van Gogh - without hesitation or a roll of the eyes! Can you guess who Elle is?

Mother's day was a lovely, relaxing day. Pea and I spent much of the day in bed reading, and I didn't even feel guilty about it. She also presented me with a hand made book of poetry she wrote, starting with a poem that had tears streaming down my face. Luckily, she threw in that funny acrostic poem - I always knew she thought I was odd, but not marvellously so :)

Hubby prepared delicious food - eggs benedict with asparagus and his famous home fries, and lobster fettuccini for supper. I was thoroughly spoiled, and enjoyed every minute of it.

And that dragon kite? Clearly, our study of China is as much for me, as it is for them!

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