72 things to do, with children, on a wet, windy day.

72 (and counting) things to do, with children, on a wet, windy day, Volume One.

I wanted to create two very special journals in record time! These journals originally had entries made by invitation only, but now the second copy is available for all journallers to participate.
I made the journals for a Bookmooch journalling friend who suddenly and unexpectedly found herself caring for three grandchildren, domestic upheaval and no computer.
I wanted to think of some way of helping her if I could. I don’t know the ages of the children or whether they are f or m. Please assume they are in an environment that is very rural, without easy access to facilities and shops, and without cash resources. The journal ideas should be to use imagination and things found around one commonly.
So, instead of adding a new journal and sending it on its merry way to arrive in a few year’s time, I invited a small group of BM friends and BMJournalling friends to post or email ideas for the journal directly to me.

Journal 1: XXX (unknown number) things to do (cost-free or extremely cheaply) with children on a wet, windy day.

Journal 2: XXX (unknown number) things to do (cost-free or extremely cheaply) with children on a dry, sunny day.

As usual I created Journal 2 first, and now issuing Journal 1!
Contributions had to reach in a week from my request.
Lucky journallers who are not ‘virtually’ making entries, get two weeks to make entries!

So 72 (and counting) things to do (cost-free / extremely cheaply), with children, on a wet, windy day is born…

Pages can be added as needed, and I will issue it as Volume 1, 2 and 3 as appropriate. Please keep it circulating!

-Gill (tennantfamily)

Click on the blue underlined link in the journal description to see the slideshow.


This is the third in a set of journals celebrating the days of the week. Wednesdays are traditionally the middle of the week, and in many languages the name means middle day, in some fourth day or Mercury’s day.

In the Thai Solar Calendar Wednesday is regarded as a green day. Since the Thai Solar Calendar attributes a colour to each day of the week I decided to use these colours in the journals to represent the days.

What does Wednesday mean to you? Does Wednesday have a particular significance, a poem it brings to mind, or something visual it brings to mind? Use the pages as you wish, but leave the work of others unaltered please.

If the journal is sent promptly wherever requested there should be no problem with completing an entry and re-listing within two weeks.

If you find you can not do so please re-list, email me and I will arrange to return it to you point-free at a later date.

If it needs repair or extra pages added, contact me and send it back to me. I can rebind and add or repair as necessary. When it returns to me I will scan and upload images to the journal site, for all to see.

-Gill (tennantfamily)