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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

Day by Day

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

Adoption reflections, Day by Day, Home ed ponderings

Rekindling Joy in the midst of Messy Motherhood – April 2022

I love reading posts by prospective or new adoptive parents; the sense of excitement and almost reverence as they finally get to hold the child they’ve been dreaming of and striving so hard for. I remember it well. However, it’s so easy to lose that sense of wonder as the years pass and we get… Continue reading Rekindling Joy in the midst of Messy Motherhood – April 2022

Day by Day, Home ed ponderings, Resources

An exciting new book for Home Educators- April 2022

The above photo, artistically curated by Dancing Toes, has a special significance for me. It’s taken at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells, a place much cherished by me over many seasons of my mothering. When our children were young, I would watch them play happily and imaginatively while snatching a few moments to read quietly.… Continue reading An exciting new book for Home Educators- April 2022

Day by Day, Foraged food, self sufficiency

Towards self sufficiency – March 2022

I’ve always had a yearning to be self sufficient; I grew vegetables in pots when living in rented city homes, I read books describing the challenges and adventures of those who lived off the land and the 1970’s iconic series “The Good Life” is still a favourite of mine. When we finally moved out to… Continue reading Towards self sufficiency – March 2022