Mother’s day flowers from Appleyard London

I’m not a big gift flowers person. Don’t get me wrong, I love flowers themselves, but generally still attached to their parent plants. But I was offered Mother’s Day flowers from Appleyard London to review and I decided that a treat sounded pretty good to me. I’m glad I went for it, as the flowers […]

Following their interests (home education the lazy way)

There is a technique sometimes referenced in home education circles called strewing, in which you casually leave educational resources round and about to sucker entice your children into educating themselves. I like to think of myself as an extreme strewer. I’m not, of course. I’m just disastrously untidy 😉 But today it worked well in […]

Stepping up to the messy play plate.

I don’t like sticky, messy things. I’m not even fond of kneading dough or mixing cake. And as a young child, Small was much the same. It’s not fair though, to let that impact on the younger two. So since Christmas I’ve been making a real effort to get crafty and messy with them. We’ve […]

Seaside stickers for a sunny day.

We are part of the Baker Ross blogging network and these fabulous seaside stickers were in our latest craft box. They’re new to the range and I think they’re wonderful. The children had a lovely afternoon making pictures with them.

History with added flowers.

It was history etc today. Slightly odd in that Big didn’t come with us, she was at a Kentwell friend’s birthday party. Shame the dates clashed as there were several extra participants in history she’d have loved to see, but that’s the way it goes. There’s apparently something coming up about tulips in the chapters […]

How we home ed a toddler

With books for pre writing skills And fabulous solid poster paints Which were so good Small had to get in on the act (It should be pointed out I drew the heart. ) Shared reading books. And a sleeping babe. He won’t fit in there much longer. And that was our morning. There was some […]

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