Well earned break in the sunshine

After the flurry of house moving, and a fortnight of solid hard graft cleaning, plastering, tiling, removing old carpets and emptying boxes, the sunshine this week has prompted us to take the jobs list outside.   This week, In between resuming regular ‘schoolwork’ we have battled brambles, cleared broken...

Teach them what you love – face painting

One of the lovely things about having hobbies and skills is that you can share them with your nearest and dearest.  Whether you’re a keen carpenter or a knock out knitter you’re bound to find that your kids will at some point be interested in getting involved.  I have...

Picnic week is coming!

  People often ask what home education entails, as they either have an image of wild children swinging from trees in a totally unstructured environment, or that we basically reproduce school at home.  The truth is that while some families are completely unstructured, and some have a timetable of lessons...