Back in the olden days when budget was less of a problem and my house hadn’t actually exploded with stuff, we would often occupy ourselves with a trip into town, which was within walking distance back then and peruse the lovely retail opportunities it offered. We normally had a reason to go to town in […]
The good people of Quib.ly invited me to get involved in a conversation about home educating and why/how people decide to do such a thing. Quib.ly is a parenting and technology site which aims to link parents up with answers to their questions by accessing knowledge from other parents. It’s a really interesting, innovative site […]
All this boy does is eat…. Eat… Eat! So humour me and be impressed by these photos in lieu of the many things I would like to say… Then vote for me in the MADs (button on the right!) and say hello on the DKL blog so they think I’m doing my job 🙂 How […]
Sometimes being a home educator is completely brilliant. Sometimes is just one extra thing to beat myself with. Right now baby Ben is asleep in bed, which is a good thing as last night I somehow put my back out and, despite costly trip to the osteopath this morning, I can barely move at all. […]
It annoys me that I’m not doing a good old inspiring home ed blog any more. I do try but more and more the girls just get on and do stuff, not very visual or exciting stuff, not stuff that warrants dramatic blog posts. more and more, this blog has become about me, or just […]
Argh! Weeks have gone by! Argh! Right. Lots of big and important things. Masses. Huge. Fran had an appointment with her surgeon at the hospital. The upshot of this was, as we suspected, they thing she needs more surgery to correct her cleft palate. It’s been obvious for a while that she is hoarse and […]
A long time ago, when blogging was just a bright young thing, some people from the Early Years Home Ed group started a tradition of blogging a ‘typical home ed day in photos’ every year in May. The idea was slightly a joke, as not many home ed families have a ‘typical’ day 🙂 but it took off and has been a lovely thing to read and look at over the years. The Early Years Blogring, that yellow box on the right, is a testament to the numbers of people who connect and share ideas and support through blogging their home educating life.
I’m not renown for my house keeping skills. I’m not renown for my cooking. In fact, when I suggested the other day that we’d bring cake to the Beans house for our Bonfire Night get together, there was some apparent consternation while various members of the gathering tried to work out whether they had all […]