I've always wondered what it was like to be part of a newspaper story. You know, how does it feel to be part of a disaster, do you really start feeling brave when you are described as such, that kind of thing. Do you notice the moment that you suddenly become newsworthy, is the narrator almost … [Read more...] about Everyone has a story.
I'm already signed up to Run for All. My sister invited me to take part in December, and I signed up just in time to save myself £5 on the race fee. I've been training all year, including while on holiday a couple of weeks ago, but I've still not run more than 4 miles. I set out to do 5 on … [Read more...] about Why I'm not running Race for Life…
It may seem as if I have abandoned the whole philosophy of autonomy and unschooling, nothing could be further from the truth. I'm well aware that the majority of the children's education is still delivered incidentally as it were, facts absorbed from yoghurt pots, conversations about words and … [Read more...] about nature walk and incidental learning
Bil was very organised this morning and struck the tent before the preteens were awake. Well, the second bedroom and the outer anyway. When they woke up and stumbled out he asked them if anything was missing. "Um, the washing line?" "What, not the tent?" doh. They breakfasted and putered, … [Read more...] about Sunday sun.
Not a particularly good combination for a harmonious morning! Despite their late night, all children were up reasonably early, although the preteens were the last, unsurprisingly. They mainly managed to play on moshi monsters - there was an attempt to play monopoly junior, but it was abandoned on … [Read more...] about 5 children, 2 puters, 1 website.