Planning an edible garden – and learning some stuff about learning


Last week I went on a teacher training course with RHS. It was at a people’s community garden in a nearby town, which turned out to be in the middle of some fabulous allotments. (I know it might sound a bit strange that a home educator went on a teacher training day, but even within […]

Blog awards – the ‘yes please I would like one’ approach


I have blogged many times on my attitude to blog awards. I have said that I won’t ask for votes. That if people want to nominate me that’s lovely but I won’t seek it out. Do you know what? Stuff that. This year, this blog is 13. It’s never won an award, and has recently […]

On being OK and not OK


   Today I’m not OK.  I didn’t realise how not OK I am until I massively and completely overreacted to realising I’d messed up the diary, and an event I had in mind as next week turned out to have been and gone this Wednesday. I dissolved, comprehensively and messily, and even now, some several […]

Saturday snippets 5 March 2016

{celebrating} Tigerboy being 4. He likes it 🙂 Odd feeling to know that the youngest is getting older and there will be no more – birthdays are milestones for more than just the child concerned I find. {Also celebrating} Smallest and her second missing tooth, and her learner of the year trophy from swimclub. (The […]

Win £100 Visa Card with DC Super Hero girls.

my superhero alterego

Super heroes are big news in our house and have been for years. But it has been an issue that there aren’t any girls to speak of in the media, they don’t feature in films, comics or TV series (and let’s not get started on merchandise) – Smallest particularly feels that that is an oversight. […]

Signs of spring?


   I thought I’d got away with it this winter. I thought I’d managed to balance creativity and activity, outdoors and hibernating, my ups and downs and that I was going to make it through this winter without my annual crash. I was wrong. Yesterday was a day too far. Despite sunshine and pretty pictures […]

Shh… BANG!


Theatre trip with the little ones today, to meet up with several other home educating families and see Peut-Etre Theatre Shh… BANG!    I was impressed. Really enjoyable show, actors so expressive and the use of movement and sound was incredibly imaginative. Great to see a roomful of happy engaged small children (and, for that […]

Half term fun at the Swallow Brewer’s Fayre in Ipswich


A week or two ago we were fortunate to be asked to review the local Brewer’s Fayre with a view to checking out their facilities for half term facilities. The very friendly and professional staff were great to talk to, and it turned out that we were there the day they were planning half term […]

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Weekend snippets Feb 14 2016


{Chopping} brambles. Is that gardening or ungardening? Whatever it was I appear to have overdone it slightly, as I’ve got rather sore legs tonight. {watching} toy story as our family film night choice. Fab to so easily have access to such classic films via Netflix. I had forgotten the moments of mild peril which caused […]

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