Big read and reviewed Talina in the Tower (link to be added when she's pressed publish, sigh!), kindly supplied to us by Orion for that purpose. And then we got to interview the author as part of her blogtour! How fantastic is that? So, Big's questions first: 1. How do you decide on a … [Read more...] about Talina in the Tower blogtour – interview with author Michelle Lovric
One of the reasons given by the labour government for their investigations into home education and proposed legislation about it was to protect children from domestic servitude. I wonder what they'd have thought about the two hour home economics lesson that took place over yesterday and today, and … [Read more...] about Home education or domestic servitude?
A while ago I blogged our first few days of Big wearing her braces. I think a few ppl found it useful, as it is or was looming in their future, so I thougt it was probably time I dropped a quick update in. She's now been wearing braces since February. One of the main reasons she was given them … [Read more...] about A brief braces update.
Last night Big returned home from Guides with the instruction that they've to take £1.50 in next week as they are going to buy Innocent Smoothies and knit hats for them for charity. This confused me on several levels. First of all, it's not how I understood the campaign to work, and when I looked it … [Read more...] about When do charity requests cross the line?
The drought is at least temporarily over in Suffolk. It's done a lot of raining here today, which is a good thing - we've been missing it. It also means I haven't had to carry the grey water out to water my sad and sorry looking garden, which is very good. Particularly good as I really am not up … [Read more...] about Bit of a washout really, with the orthodontic next stage.