Our first two weeks told the story of Bella Attaway and the Tudor Farm. When Bella Attaway found herself mysteriously transported to a Tudor farm with a family who believed her to be one of them, she got quite a shock indeed! Bella discovered the hard work and responsibility ten year old Tudor children had in working on the family farm. Back at home Bella resented her little brother, blaming him for taking her parents attention away from her. When asked to help her parents out around the house Bella thought it was unfair and shut herself away, upset that her parents didn't have as much time for her anymore.
On the Tudor farm Bella learnt how to seperate wheat from chaff to get grain for bread. She learnt how to feed and clean pigs and she found the rotting meat at the dinner table most unappetising. However when the Tudor family sat together to eat dinner at the end of the day and thanked her for all her hard work, she realised that her help had meant that they all had time to spend together in the evening. Perhaps, Bella thought, there are similarities in a Tudor family and her modern day family after all. Perhaps if she worked as a team member in her family, helping her parents out around the house, then they too would have more time to spend with her.
Read all about our current story adventure, 'Nelly Cooper and the Victorian Workshouse' in the next LMT blog coming soon!
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