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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School in the Swing and Things

It really is no chore to take my lovely husband to the station first thing in the morning when the station’s neighbour welcomes us like this! Having wished him well for the day, I returned home to see the Carneddau … Continue reading

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The Birds and the Bees

Yesterday, we took the children to an aviary. Miss Puddleduck was most intrigued by the fledglings. Last week, I took the three older ones to an apiary, with some other homeschooled children. This trip prompted a comment from Son No. … Continue reading

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