The Inventory 3: Black Knight by Andy Briggs.

Buy at Amazon (affiliate link) Dev and his friends are back with more mind-bending tech in this third instalment of the Inventory series. This time they are tasked with training new recruits to defend the Inventory’s incredible inventions. But will they be ready for action before Shadow Helix’s next strike? First of all, why not […]

Bloglovin v Feedly – and what is RSS anyway?

Time for an update on the Bloglovin situation. As you may have seen if you’re on social media (and if you’re not, how did you get here anyway? πŸ˜‰ ) Bloglovin have made a statement that the canonical URL pointing to their site was an oversight, it’s all been fixed, and everything is hunky dory. […]

Bloglovin, syndication, and the canonical URL issue.

Many bloggers use bloglovin as a way for their readers to follow them and see their content. When it was just an RSS aggregation service, this wasn’t a problem, and many bloggers have built up hundreds, or even thousands of followers on the service, and see a good amount of traffic from it. Right at […]

Binge learning.Β 

People often ask how home educated children learn to read, and the answer is in as many different ways as there are children learning. Let me tell you about Tigerboy this week to demonstrate why I think that.  Tigerboy lives in a house (over) filled with books. He has free access to a wide number […]

Harper and the Night Forest – review and giveaway.

There’s a book for everyone that they remember from when they start to read, I think. For Smallest it looks like it’s going to be Harper. We’ve had the first Harper book on our shelves for a couple of years, and she’s been completely uninterested, despite the shiny silver cover and the lovely pictures. It […]

Fingerlings – win your own interactive toy monkey.

As far as my kids are concerned, the best bit about me blogging is that every now and then fun stuff arrives in the post. Given that the Fingerling arrived the day after Smallest had to have a tooth extracted (there’s a fab way to feel like a failed parent if ever there was one). […]

100 ways, 100 days – showcasing the variety of home education

#100daysofhomeeducation is a picture based challenge so mainly to be found on instagram with crossover on facebook and twitter. I have to say, I’m loving having that daily picture to look back on to remind me of what we’ve got up to in the last month. (Given that I don’t blog our home ed lives […]

The Penalty area by Alain Gillot (translated by Howard Curtis)

Buy at Amazon (affiliate) A heart-warming novel about overcoming adversity, making human connections, and football. Vincent once had a shot at becoming a professional soccer player but a career-ending knee injury put an end to his dreams. A tough kid from a poor family, he has become an emotionally cut-off man with frustrated hopes and […]

How to throw a We’re going on a Bear Hunt movie party

As I’m sure you’ll remember, last week we watched We’re going on a Bear Hunt the DVD, and then had a twitter party with UKMumsTV. The party was great fun, so I thought I’d share the activities we did, in case anyone fancies having a bear hunt party of their own πŸ™‚ Party tip no […]

Sunday snippets

{missing} a week that disappeared under a heap of appointments and not particularly fun activities. More of the same tomorrow :/ {feeling} hopeful that Vit D is making a huge difference to pain and energy levels. Now back to wondering about why my shoulder and hip are problems, but I’ve specialist physio this week, so […]

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