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Lockdown: Week 2

1. Learning

Luna (aged 2) is using this time to brush up on her Spanish! She has joined Mini Bilingual’s weekly Spanish music classes via Zoom and she is loving them. The classes last 30 minutes and are full of the children’s favourite (requested) songs, plus props and plenty of energy from the lovely teacher Gemma. Classes start from £5 for an initial session. Click here to book.

Jimmy (aged 14) has reluctantly agreed to do 20 mins of Duolingo to prep for French GCSE next year. He has done the initial level assessment. Mum has signed up to the Intstitut Francais. She is being assessed on Friday to establish her level!

On the crafting front, we are loving the Virtual Wednesday Workshops from the Henry Moore Foundation. This week's (which you can look at online) was Having a Go at Soap Sculpture. You need old fashioned soap flakes to do it (who remembers Lux?) - they are available from Amazon but current delivery is end of April. Still, fun to order for the future though!

Our current bugbear is the lack of real life tours of current (or historic) exhibitions at our wonderful galleries. Bravo to Camden Arts Centre for their engaging tour of their show of Vivien Suter. It's not specifically designed for kids but if you are missing your dose of culture click here for Director Martin Clark's showaround.

2. Food Glorious Food

We loved our Potage delivery. Fruit and veg and pantry essentials have been added to their range of delish ready meals. The trays of 30 eggs are particularly satisfying and have inspired some creative pasta making in the Turner household.

Jo's children (aged 11 and 13) have turned into mini cheesemakers with the Mozzarella and Ricotta kit from The Big Cheese Making Kit. £22.50.

For babies, hurrah to Piccolo Food who have set up an online delivery service for baby meal pouches, pastas and cooking sauces, as well as its range of organic formula milks. For every bundle of food ordered, they will donate five baby meals to a food bank via City Harvest.

Lastly, hats off to Chefs In Schools, a school food charity that is running a lunch box scheme to feed kids who are eligible (but unable to access) Free School Meals during the Coronavirus crisis. Click here to find out more their work and how you can help.

3. Insta discovery of the week

OMG, guesswhichfamouspainting has art teacher Biddy photographing her family in the pose of various world famous paintings. They are brilliant!