Roman writing

Sancton Wood Classics

Recently, my daughter has been nagging me to help her make a wax tablet. She is five, obsessed with Romans and a keen reader of her Usborn book on Romans. This week I finally agreed. Off we went to the wine shop up the road to ask if they had any spare wooden boxes – Taylor’s Port will do nicely, thank you! Then I found my saw and started making a mess in the kitchen.

After we located the old smelly candle that no one liked, I scraped it from its glass cup and melted it over the gas stove in an aluminium pan. [Note to Self: use a Bain Marie next time.] It went really runny really quickly! And so onto the wood I poured it. Unfortunately my roughly hacked wood had some gaps and did not have a nice well in the middle so wax went all over…

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