Newbury and Hobbes a tenth anniversary review/ introduction.

Do you know when you get invited to look at a series of books, and you can’t imagine how you’ve somehow never come across them in the 10 years they’ve been out? That’s me and the Newbury and Hobbes series. The fifth book published this week, 10 years after the first. I was fortunate to […]

#Ad Getting #FoodSavvy with HubbubUK.

I hate waste, of any kind. Food waste is particularly galling. It’s money and resources down the drain, and given the current state of the planet, feels very wrong. I was recently approached by HubbubUK, a charity creating environmental campaigns and working with my local council. They invited me, along with a number of other […]

The Lost Man by Jane Harper

I was provided an eArc of this book for review, and Amazon link (image) is an affiliate link. Buy at Amazon He had started to remove his clothes as logic had deserted him, and his skin was cracked. Whatever had been going through Cameron’s mind when he was alive, he didn’t look peaceful in death. […]

Home education, how’s it looking these days?

I still get a fair few contacts via social media about home education, so I thought it was probably time for a bit of an update on where we are, how we’re doing and what it looks like these days. Also, I was inspired by Adele over at Beautiful Tribe who wrote a beautiful post […]

Making money for old phones with CEX

Before anyone gets excited, this isn’t a sponsored post. (I’m very open to working with phone brands or recycling /decluttering folks if anyone is offering mind.) A little while before Christmas I won a new Huawei P20 Pro mobile phone, I may have enthused about it at the time. Which meant that my trusty Samsung […]

A Story Like The Wind by Gill Lewis, illustrated by Jo Weaver.

I borrowed this from the library in December and couldn’t face taking it back without reading it. It’s utterly beautiful, both story and pictures. (It was the pictures that drew me in to begin with, as we’ve a picture book by Jo Weaver already, the very beautiful little bear.) The pictures complement the lyrical text […]

A resolution free zone

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve started fresh, made big changes, promised I’d be different. I don’t think I’ve ever lasted much more than a week. So no resolutions. No big changes. No more of a fresh start than the change of a number in a date. I am going to try a […]

Swagbucks Holiday Cookies Team Challenge.

Sponsored post which contains referral links. I have a fun way for you to get in the Holiday spirit and earn some gift cards! Swagbucks is holding a Holiday Cookies Team Challenge and they’re a lot of fun! For those of you who don’t know what Swagbucks is, it’s a website where you can earn […]

#MyAquaphor challenge

This post is an every for the Britmums #MyAquaphor challenge, sponsored by Eucerin. Discover the benefits of Eucerin At this time of year, I struggle with my hands. My skin objects strenuously to being cold and damp, I’m not good at winter on so many different levels. And I don’t get along with many skin […]

The purpose of this blog

Was to keep track of our home ed days and chat over the garden fence (virtually speaking) with other home educators. Most of those people have moved on, in that their children are more of an age with my teens and I’ve let the home ed aspect lapse. Today one of those teens used the […]

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