Well, I thought the Children's Class was going to be a flop. We only had a few kids enrolled and then on the day a full class turned up on the doorstep. Today is our second day and we are expecting a few more. I am interested to see just how they decorate their monogram. I put out a few kits for the helpers and they came up with different takes on the design as well.
One other thing is the learning Italian. As I said before, I am not good with languages but learning with Duolingo is effective, if slow. (The slow part is my brain.) I have just about got to the end of level 1. Being a perfectionist, I do not want to move on until I can do each lesson and get 100%. I'm still getting mixed up with the "they eat, we eat, I eat etc. It's not the they, we, I, it's the eat, a different word for each subject. Just like Latin back at school. And I find my spelling is as bad in Italian as it is in English. I had hoped it would improve! But having said that, I keep having 'brain flashes' with the lyrics of Italian songs I memorised so long ago. The meaning will suddenly flash into my mind of some obscure phrase from long ago. I went back to some of those pieces and checked the translation on the music and although their meaning was right my translation was better. Amazing. I have a long way to go, but, Rome wasn't built in a day.
The other thing that is good about this course is the flash cards (tiny cards). We, use these when teaching little children to read and write but I have found them just as effective with adults, or me anyway. Now after all these years I actually think that I will be able to learn other languages. I actually feel I am going to achieve this. It was one of those things I wanted to do and never thought I would, but kept hoping.
The next thing is Christmas, it's coming and I need to get ready!!!