Friday, July 31, 2015
Mr Cheah - clay artist teacher. 017 881 2265
introduced the children to the various clay method and stated that it is important to start from basic and understand the clay before moving on to potter's wheel.
En Hui's work, using pinching method.
Our class started with the basic "pinching method", to "coil", then "slab" and finally "wheel"
Hui's vase, with coil method.
Early in the morning, she busied herself in the kitchen, preparing her English Cheese presentation.
An English Ploughman's lunch we prepared to serve our co op guests.
English Cheese tray.
Welcome sign by En.
En's topic of the month was "The English Premier League", a football fan she is.
A HS mom lent her box of Malay language books to me. I am thankful, very thankful.
Kids are interested to pick up this language. I told them, it is up to them on how they would like to learn. Take one book at a time. Trust yourself. Learn anyway you think it suits you the best. It could be create a sentence, pick a word, write a song, create a game, just read it etcetera.
We were back to this serene hideout. Being the only family here, it was a wonderful recuperating time for me.
Treehouse no 5 was where we put up for the night.
The kids followed Rachel around the farm and made this scarecrow. How excited the kids were to make a real scarecrow for the first time ! So, thank you Rachel.
Over here, I don't need to worry about the kids. They roamed the magical kingdom freely.
The little mudhouse that was built by the Waldorf children long ago became Hui's home.
The newly built rope and climbing frame became En's home. She stayed on the trees all the time.
Rachel cooked delicious and healthy food for us.
Previous trip here.
This year, we needed to cook much more for a reason. Though it was tiring, I prefer to see it as opportunities to try many new ways of cooking with kids.
My beloved hubby text me from work, saying that the "curry leaf" on his lunch box is beautiful.
Capsicum cup stuffed with vegetables, simmered with mushrooms.
En picked up sewing from the ever patient and kind Lucy of Hobby n Coffee. She doesn't charge us any fees but just the material we used.
Lucy 's beautiful imported fabric. She has an online store too.
Lucy allowed them to use the space and tools freely.
My 7 year old also picked up the skill.
They love the easy to use sophisticated Brother machines.
Thank you so much Lucy.
I helped her pen down this part of the dream.
My 7 year old love to write down her dream. Most of the time, she can remember the dream vividly. By listening to her and helping her writing it down, enable connection from the right brain to the left brain. Creativity right brain needs to be connected to the left which is the output (read, write, speak) brain. She drew out the images where I will ask questions like its colour, shapes, sizes etcetera for connection to occur as she speaks. It is also a precious moment where I spend time listening to her.
Turning off from Jalan Hulu Langat into the metal bridge that led us to the gravel narrow road to Aman Dusun.
We rented "Riverview" that has a swimming pool. I love this home so much, so much.
The spacious verandah with a long dining table. Besides the table is a salted swimming pool. A bathroom is located ceonveniently next to the pool. A small cozy living room greeted us as we stepped in. After the living room area is the kitchen area.
The kitchen is equipped with cooking utensil and also a fridge with complimentary goat milk, juices, tea bags and chocolocates! We brought ingredients to barbeque and make "steamboat". Both the barbeque pit and "steamboat" pot are available.
There is a bathroom just next to this common bedroom.
Master bedroom with attached bathroom and a ladder accessing the loft.
Master bedroom is spacious with the pool view.
The loft room.
There is wide river nearby, just a stone throw across the house.
Complimentary breakfast - roti canai and curry, and banana fritter.
There is a goat pen where you can visit and watch the milking process.