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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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Advent and Christmas – December 2021

Advent is nearly ended and the celebrations of Christmas are just around the corner. This month of December can be like a helter-skelter, landing us in a exhausted, yet hopefully happy heap on the eve of Christmas. Our ideal is that it’s filled with delicious smelling foods, much loved traditions, twinkly lights, and sparkly-eyed children.… Continue reading Advent and Christmas – December 2021

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Glimpses of our home ed days – Poetry teatime – November 2021

I know very little about poetry. I remember learning poems at school, most of which didn’t make much sense to me. I remember having to learn one as homework the week end my much anticipated baby sister was born. I remember nothing of the poem, but it was part and parcel of a week end… Continue reading Glimpses of our home ed days – Poetry teatime – November 2021

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Autumnal Outings and Activities

This half of term has flown by and I wonder if I’m the only one who’s been feeling that life has seemed a little out of control? After eighteen months of constant fluctuation and uncertainty, I’ve found it hard to settle back into our home ed rhythm. We now have the freedom to go on… Continue reading Autumnal Outings and Activities

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Preparing for a new term 1 – practical tips – August 2021

I’m sure most of us have memories of the first day of the autumn term back at school after a long summer of hazy days, ice cream cones and freedom. Maybe time has added a cozy glow to our memories, but for me, at least in my primary years, there was a sense of excitement… Continue reading Preparing for a new term 1 – practical tips – August 2021