Time Traveller

Petrarch lived over 600 years ago….and he liked to read ancient history because it allowed him to forget some of the ills of the day and rejoice in the grandeur of the past, especially of the Roman Empire.

We love to read too. The past few days it’s been outside under the plum tree while M4 and T2 potter nearby in the sandpit. Today we were enraptured with the relationship between Donatello and Brunelleschi – you’ve got to find out about them; they’re sooooo funny.

The trouble with reading about places is that you want to go and visit them – it would be amazing to go and see Brunelleschi’s dome on the cathedral in Florence. Just imagine standing inside it, knowing it took over 200 years to build and that they started it without knowing if it was even possible. Imagine standing there and thinking about the architect who suggested they fill the cathedral up with dirt so they could build the dome! Imagine.

Here’s another book that has sparked our imaginations – we’ve been reading through the books by Holling Clancy Holling (or “Holey Clanky” as K8 calls him!). So far he has transported us all around the Great Lakes and we’ve passed through China and Hawaii after spending time on a whaling boat.
Do you see M4 with his arm round Mama’s neck? He’s always very snuggly.

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