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Advent 1 – November 2022

I love the season of Advent. I appreciate the space it gives me to reflect and prepare my heart, as well as our home, for Christmas. In the church calendar, Advent runs from the fourth Sunday before Christmas until Christmas Eve. Christmas is then celebrated for the twelve days up until Epiphany, and the special… Continue reading Advent 1 – November 2022

Day by Day, Home ed ponderings, Resources

Another Way to Learn? Book Clubs – November 2022

I was asked recently to write a blog post for Streams focusing on community with particular reference to how this developed as we wrote “Another Way to Learn?”. For those of you who read this regularly, you’ll have got a feel for how ideas flew and and friendships grew during our collaboration, so I won’t… Continue reading Another Way to Learn? Book Clubs – November 2022

Day by Day, Home ed ponderings

Discovering our “why’s” for home education – October 2022

I have spoken to several mums over the last few weeks who have recently taken their children out of mainstream schooling and are at the beginning of their home education journey. It can seem a bit overwhelming to begin with; how do we teach English/maths/history etc? How can I make sure my child doesn’t “fall… Continue reading Discovering our “why’s” for home education – October 2022

Day by Day, History and geography

Pomp and Pageantry – September 2022

Hello friends! A new season is upon us and change is in the air on many fronts. Late summer is gently slipping into early autumn and there is a nip in the air as I let the chickens out each morning. Meanwhile there is change in our nation too as the death of our long… Continue reading Pomp and Pageantry – September 2022

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Summer Sundae 4 – August 2022

I love the family picture above, drawn by Dancing Toes. The respective heights of the boys dates it; Rhythm Dude is our gentle giant and towers over us all, closely followed by Lanky Dude and both HWH and myself now look up to our boys. However, they are boys no longer. They are young men… Continue reading Summer Sundae 4 – August 2022

Day by Day, Foraged food, Home ed ponderings, self sufficiency

Summer Sundae – 3 August 2022

I seem to have missed a couple of Sundays. We were away last week end and had lovely guests to stay plus a youth camp the week before. It’s also a busy time for any gardener; watering, successional sowing, harvesting and preserving. The book launch activities continue, including some podcast opportunities. A couple of weeks… Continue reading Summer Sundae – 3 August 2022

Day by Day, Home ed ponderings

Summer Sundae 2 – July 2022

“So how do your children socialise?” is probably the most often asked question for home educating families. Up until recently I would smile, murmur something about Cubs, Brownies, football or ballet and move on. This quickly brought an end to the conversation, the enquirer was none the wiser about what he or she meant by… Continue reading Summer Sundae 2 – July 2022

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Summer Sundae 1 – July 2022

Hello! It seems a while since I’ve tapped away here; one of my favourite places to write. Life is very full and I’m grateful for it. Having had restrictions on our movement over the last couple of years, along with some post viral weariness, I have a new appreciation for freedom and health which far… Continue reading Summer Sundae 1 – July 2022

Day by Day, Home ed ponderings, Resources

Another Way to Learn? Website launch – June 2022

Life seems to move so fast, doesn’t it? As well as all the normal chores, delight filled moments and a celebration or two, myself and one of the other book authors, Philippa, have been busy setting things in place for the book launch. If you’ve missed out on this, here is the story so far.… Continue reading Another Way to Learn? Website launch – June 2022

Day by Day, Home ed ponderings

Home Educating Plus – Staying afloat and finding joy with additional needs – May 2022

If you’re reading this as a delegate of the Learn Free conference, 2022, welcome to my blog where I’ve charted our family’s course through many seasons of life. To my much appreciated and loyal regular readers, I’ve somehow found myself, along with my wise and witty friend Sian, to be hosting the additional needs forum… Continue reading Home Educating Plus – Staying afloat and finding joy with additional needs – May 2022