I'm feeling paralysed by indecision and I hope you'll help me. I have been staring at Blogger now for...ummm... quite a while and I just don't know what to talk to you all about. It's not that I don't have things to say - far from it - my recent trip to Japan has left me with an embarrassing wealth of interesting anecdotes along with several thousand images with which to illustrate them. I just don't quite see what relevance they have to my blog.
I struggle with direction for A Peaceful Day. What am I trying to achieve here? I began life with an aim of Australianising Ambleside Online. I still think that there's scope for that, and I think that I do it well, but I think that very few of you, my precious friends and followers have any interest in that whatsoever. Are there any other Aussie AOers out there? Are any of you interested in my Aussie kids' lit choices? Literature reviews take me an inordinate amount of time in research and compilation and yet they are amongst the least commented upon of my posts.
Whenever I ask you what you want to hear about you say you want to know about our day. That always puts me into a spin. You see our days are all pretty much the same. We read great books, we memorise scripture, we use MEP for maths, we go on nature walks and we cook. Sometimes we do science experients and write them up using scientific notation and report writing techniques. We sing. We speak French. We draw and paint and knit and embroider and do tapestry. We have fun. But I've told you about all of these. What more can I say? We don't do clever scrapbooking and lapbooks and activities to show you. We don't do busywork. We don't build sculptures or make forts or any of that other incredibly impressive stuff that many of you do.
We do travel. I can tell you about our trip, but do you really want to hear about what we did on holidays, or am I just indulging myself and making you suffer politely through the cyberspace version of Austie Esme's slideshow?
Do you want me to tell you about the Tsujiki Fish Market:
Maybe the kudzu gruel story will strike your fancy:
Would you prefer to hear about the Sanja Matsuri perhaps?
What about food? Keiseki cuisine needs to be seen to be believed:
Perhaps books are more your thing. Would you like to hear about the books I bought from Keibunsha?
Or maybe talk more about geisha?
I just can't seem to make a decision today. Do you want to hear about our trip at all? Please help me.
While you're deciding, maybe you'd like to pop over to Living and Learning to hear all about our wonderful day together at the zoo. I just adored meeting Sue and Linda and their fantabulous kids. And at least that is vaguely related to homeschooling.
If you don't want to hear me waffling on about our holiday what do you want to hear about? I really can't decide by myself.
Happy Queen's Birthday weekend everyone.