Wildflower hunting, sculpture trails and music festivals – some summer plans

I love wildflowers. This is not a surprise to anyone who follows me on instagram. (Handy link over there in the sidebar if that isn’t you. If you’ve arrived here from instagram, nice to see you!) Today I got sent a press release about a great way to get kids into the idea of wildflower […]

Musical charity challenge.

To get to Grade 1, on a new instrument in about three months. Big wants to learn guitar. I don’t mind what I play. Dp is considering joining in and learning recorder. I’m the only one with any musical experience, I’ve got grade three on violin and piano, and grade one theory. We’re not precisely […]

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for a quick blogpost to keep up the habit I’ve gotten into of blogging (at least once) every day. It’s been a good day. At 9 o’clock this morning I couldn’t forecast I’d be ending the day saying that though. At 9 o’clock I was asking Small to stop screaming shut up. Why wouldn’t you […]

AFK

Aargh, days are slipping by without blogging again! Tim was away for a couple of nights at the beginning of the week, which cut down drastically on my (evening) computing time. It also meant a convoluted set of logistics for the Monday evening activities – Big was picked up slightly late for her fun swim […]

A tale of two children.

My children are very similar, and very different. I’m often accused of cloning, which I find amusing now that they are growing up – Big’s hair has darkened and her blue eyes are now brown. Small is still blond and blue eyed, but they are so very obviously brother and sister. Stick their half sibling […]

Another week sails by.

Wednesday was Maths, English and comparative religion. Well, comparative in that we compared it to the theory of evolution we’d looked at over the previous couple of days 😉 Small didn’t think much of it, he likes evolution, and keeps drawing little cartoon strips of how creatures could have got from one celled amoeba to […]

autonomy vs peace and quiet…

I have been waiting since January for my children to deschool, stop watching endless CBBC or playing on mind numbing websites, for them to show and develop some interests and learn to get along instead of screeching and bickering all day. I’ve run out of patience 🙁 Maybe I don’t respond in the right way […]

hovercraft, puters and stuff

Didn’t have a good night’s sleep last night, so was reluctant to start the day today. Am told by Tim that I missed Small strumming his guitar this morning, but there you go. Once I was down and breakfasted, the whole family collaborated over yet another Science School project, this time he wanted to make […]

Slightly soggy Saturday with science and music.

Occasionally, it rains here. Sometimes it rains quite a lot. Saturday was a rainy day – every now and then it dropped a lot of water, and then there were dry patches. Small is taking off with his Science School book. (Link to what appears to be updated edition, Science School) I can’t recommend this […]

Autonomy and swine flu

Not directly connected 😉 For the rest of the week, Small amused himself on the computer mainly. Occasionally this was very irritating, depending on what website he chose to focus on, but most of the time, I could see pretty direct benefits, and he explored a lot of different things, including some excellent Lazy town […]

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