This summer will take us to Switzerland (for only long enough to allow us a swim in an Alpine lake), to Italy (Milan, Bergamo and Venice), to Lithuania (Vilnius), to the Latvian countryside (near Daugavpils) and to France (Saint-Remy de Provence, Les Landes – just above Biarritz and Bordeaux). Here’s the first chapter : Milan. A guided visit…
When was the last time – or indeed, the first time – that you went some place really wild with your kids? Not just off-road, but truly wild. Where there are no roads. A place that you might encounter an unfamiliar face. Perhaps the closest we’ve come to visiting a place that could be genuinely described as wild was Patagonia.
Last month, London’s School of Life launched 100 Questions: Family Edition – a toolkit designed to bring families closer together. Good conversation can be the key to building strong connections between generations. It’s not always easy to kickstart a truly enriching conversation, though.
‘A destination for the incurably curious’. The personal collection of over one million objects that Sir Henry Wellcome (1853-1936) collected in his lifetime represents the core of The Wellcome Collection, a true wunderkammer cabinet of curiosities, all revolving around the history of medicine. Pirouette readers in London, or visiting from abroad – be sure to see the permanent collection, and stop for a bite at the organic cafe.
Elsewhere, Pirouette has remarked on the benefits of meditation for children, and simple ways that healthier classroom habits have improved school results. So it’s natural to highlight this move at the margins of American schooling to make meditation part of the curriculum. Coding classes, Chinese lessons, Business Skills
Traveling with kids can be a challenge. Location, season, amenities all come into play. Of course there’s also the kids’ age to consider. There are the ‘family friendly’ hotel options out there, which can be hit and miss. What could be better than staying at home… away from home? Enter Behomm, a house swap portal for design professionals.
Since we visited Patagonia and learned about the straights of Magellan – tracing the H.M.S. Beagle’s voyage on a map – Darwin has captured our girls’ imaginations. The imaginations of Darwin’s own children have recently come to vivid light, on the very pages of the original manuscript of “The Origin of the Species“. This is the only
When we visited the Lycée Francais de Porto for the very first time, I found myself thinking: “I want to go back to school!”. The campus is on the grounds of the Serralves park, the vast landscaped garden of a Portuguese industrialist that were bequeathed to Porto to create the Serralves Foundation Museum and the school.