Category: World School

Buddhism: the Planet’s Whipping Boy?

Buddhism: the Planet’s Whipping Boy?

It’s often said, generally by Christians of the scary-to-very-scary variety, that folk can be far ruder about Christianity than any of the world’s “great religions”...

Sign Language

Sign Language

One of my spawn’s many endearing qualities is that he generally, as here with his new friend Solène, looks as though butter wouldn’t melt in...

Z in scuba gear exiting a boat with a giant stride.

Into the Deep

Why learn to dive? Well… Scuba diving opens up an entire new world. There’s the fluid, graceful movement in three dimensions, moving up or down...

At the Orphanage

Our first volunteering stint as a family brought us to Baan Kingkaew orphanage, a home for orphaned children aged from three months to six years...

Seeing the Light

There’s a brilliance about the light in the medieval temples of northern Thailand. It glints off mirrored mosaics, gold buddhas and gilded towers, off gaudy...

Joss sticks (incense sticks) ageing in a factory, North Vietnam.

Making Incense, Vietnam

Incense is part of daily life in Vietnam. Joss sticks are offered at the altars which grace every business and almost every home, sold by...

Drawing of the troll battle in Artemis Fowl

Unschooling Rocks!

Well, I am quite childishly excited today. This unschooling approach has really worked wonders! Parents, grandparents and a never-ending stream of teachers have sweated blood...

Butterflies and Mimosa

I’ve always been a fan of provincial museums. Which probably comes from growing up in an era when the Thomas the Tank Engine road show...