Pointless education and missing caches.

You can take the boy out of the school, but can you take the school out of the parent? There’s a constant balancing act here, to discharge our legal duty under Section 7 of the 1996 Education Act 7. The parent of every child of compulsory school age shall cause him to receive efficient full-time […]

A #GBWalk at Wicken Fen with the National Trust

Last Sunday we went to Wicken Fen nature reserve, to join a National Trust #GBWalk bloggers event. I love Wicken Fen. It’s just at the limits of my drive for a good day out, but it’s completely worth it. It was the first nature reserve the National Trust owned, back in 1899, and at that […]

The beach with added Miffy

Yesterday I packed up the entire contents of the house and dragged them down the road to the beach for a couple of hours, then dragged them home again. That’s what it felt like anyway. It occurred to me that I carried less stuff when I was interrailing for a month than I do for […]

Silent Sunday 7 July 2013

Photoblog: science alive.

Funky boots and triominos. Tissue paper hot air balloon team work. Best balloon there apparently. πŸ™‚ Fabulous light harp. I made this. Finishing the day with bubbles. The only drawback was the driving. 1 hour 45 on the way there, then I missed my junction on the way home and added ten to fifteen minutes […]

Hectic hurried days.

Have had a couple of horriedly hectic days this week, with appts in far flung places and odd gaps in between. Fortunately have managed to fill some of the gaps with friends, like the Puddles and the Beans πŸ™‚ It’s cost a fortune in diesel as well – meaning that when I can I drive […]

Lego Hero Heaven

I do a lot of things for the children. I look for opportunities for them to learn and experience stuff that I never got the chance to, and I tailor what I offer to their interests. So when I was offered a chance to attend an exclusive preview showing of the new Lego HeroFactory mini […]

More prize winning shenanigans

A little while back I entered a competition in the Times. It was celebrating/ promoting the National Trust Food Glorious Food campaign, and it included both admission and meal vouchers. I won. I like winning competitions πŸ™‚ So on Thursday we used the vouchers – we took Tim’s brother and sister-in-law to Sutton Hoo, spent […]

Long day and late night.

Not quite sure how the children entertained themselves for most of yesterday, as Tim and I were busy sorting and reorganising to move ourselves down from the loft bedroom. It was beginning to get a bit silly me climbing the ladder, and certainly wouldn’t have worked well once babe is actually here! So I sorted […]

A day of two halves…

So let’s talk about the nice bits πŸ™‚ Big settled quickly to her work again this morning – it seems possible that I’ve now found the right level of things to be working with her on both spelling and handwriting so she enjoyed it today. We did some work on a_e and ay words – […]

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