Nature & Animals, Science and Nature, Uncertain times 2020

Fun with snails – April 2020

Snail Henge We usually cycle over to our church toddler group on a Wednesday, and we’re missing them all. So, the girls and I are going to prepare a little piece each week about some of the fun things we’ve been learning with a few activities which families with littlies, and children home from school,… Continue reading Fun with snails – April 2020

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Mothering in Uncertain Times – Last week of term in lockdown – April 2020

We have now completed the last two weeks of term in lockdown. I think every parent needs to recognise what an achievement this has been; not only navigating ourselves and our families through an incredibly anxious time, but also educating our children. I hope all parents reading this can give themselves some kind of treat… Continue reading Mothering in Uncertain Times – Last week of term in lockdown – April 2020

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Mothering in Uncertain Times – Teens – March 2020

We’ve now had a couple of weeks to try to get our heads around this emerging situation, yet things change on a daily basis. There is a huge amount of uncertainty which is very unsettling. It feels like we are on shifting sand. Here in the UK, in the past week we’ve had schools closing… Continue reading Mothering in Uncertain Times – Teens – March 2020

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Mothering in uncertain times – Mothers’ Day March 22 2020

The sky is blue today, the sun feels warm on my face and the world is springing into new life with all the exuberance we expect at this time of year. From our front porch I can see a steady stream of people out walking or cycling. It’s hard to imagine that we are in… Continue reading Mothering in uncertain times – Mothers’ Day March 22 2020

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Kids out of school…survival tips for heroic mums – March 2020

Our family loves watching the classic BBC comedy “Dad’s Army”. It appeals through a ten year age range between oldest and youngest child and makes us all laugh out loud. One of the most quoted phrases is “Don’t panic!” exclaimed by a delightful elderly gent whilst rushing round in circles, doing just that. I feel… Continue reading Kids out of school…survival tips for heroic mums – March 2020

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Out and about Learning – Gloucester – March 2020

It was Rhythm Dude’s birthday last week end and as part of the celebrations we packed ourselves, picnic lunches, rucksacks and a cooker into the van and headed north to meet up with one of his best friends. HWH and the three boys set out walking for the day, and the girls and I found… Continue reading Out and about Learning – Gloucester – March 2020

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Home ed to the world of work – February 2020

I recently had a delightful half hour sorting through some of the boys' old homeschool folders. Memories flooded back of outings taken, stories read, projects completed. It was fascinating to chart not only their changing abilities as each year progressed, but also their interests and perspectives. We had such a lot of fun learning together.… Continue reading Home ed to the world of work – February 2020

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Wells – A City of Bells – Part 2

Welcome to the second instalment of my wander around Elizabeth Goudge's Wells, as some of us read along with @elizabethgoudgebookclub. If you've missed the first post you can check it out here Wells - “A City of Bells” - Part 1 We're beginning our journey today in the market place, where the bus, with Jocelyn… Continue reading Wells – A City of Bells – Part 2

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Wells – “A City of Bells” – Part 1

The city of Wells in Somerset, is the smallest city in England. I’ve lived within in its environs for about thirty years, so it holds lots of precious memories for me. It is still one of my favourite places to visit, each season offering some new perspective. Elizabeth Goudge's delightful book, "The City of Bells"… Continue reading Wells – “A City of Bells” – Part 1

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Christmas – 2019

We're half way through the twelve days of Christmas with HWH and Lanky Dude starting back to work tomorrow; the week has passed by all too quickly. I've relished the time we've all been at home, despite the arguments, mess and normal family upsets. As the boys grow older, each season when everyone is home… Continue reading Christmas – 2019