The smooth flowing feeling of writing with Chinese ink and brushes is so calming and therapeutic.

We are fortunate to live near Liverpool, which is home to a large Chinese community, with a colourful China town.

The children were taught to do some Chinese calligraphy by students from Liverpool university, and I managed to have a go too.

You could do a simplified version, grab a paint brush and some black poster paint, google what your want to write, and have a go at home. Or buy a kit from here.