Tag Archives: Home Schooling

By Conviction or Convention?

A lot of people have asked me, of late, why we have chosen to put our second son into school. It’s a valid question and I shall answer it shortly. When also asked by one person “What has happened?” my … Continue reading

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Long Reining in the Long Rain

What has happened to the days of wearing shorts and sharing music out of wound-down car windows? Where is summer? The greenery suggests it is here. The need to fill jerry cans with petrol for the lawn mower is here, … Continue reading

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Summer Term Begins

Big sighs of contentment were heard from me yesterday.  A lot of laughter came from the children.  After a year of experimenting with an almost autonomous style of home educating and some exploration of different syllabii, we are back to … Continue reading

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Observations That Don’t Make Sense

Indulging in classic procrastinating antics, I sit to write instead of tidying this place called home. I want to record some things I observe. It has been a busy week that passed me by and now I feel the foot … Continue reading

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A Mirror to my Week

A deep sigh from me the other morning drew comment from Tim, so I explained it was a sigh of contentment. I am very content. I have much to be content about. In this corner of contentment I find myself … Continue reading

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2+2= For Today’s School…

…A morning spent reading this: I am observing certain similarities between certain listeners.   They are impatient to hear of Elizabethan buccaneers, pirates,  privateers, and cimaroons but while listening like to be occupied.  Their choices: The kitchen is now full of … Continue reading

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Meanwhile…

So by lunchtime today, in a week where the days have flown too fast, I find the kitchen has been hit by a bomb of oats.   The girls are clearing the fall out and have just presented us all with … Continue reading

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