Tag Archives: School

Conversations with Boffin

I picked him up from school and began the winding journey home that I have become very fond of. We have experienced the splash of autumn colours, the ambush of acorns, cold mornings, grey skies, followed by the beautiful sunrise … Continue reading

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A Month Assessment

We’re now calling him ‘Boffin’ instead of Rich Tea Boy! A month into his school experience and it was time to assess, as I had said we would, whether we have made the right decision or not to put him … Continue reading

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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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Talks Too Much

Today, I received these in the post! My school reports from Peterhouse and St Andrew’s prep. They are hilarious! Spanning my years as a 5-7 year old, they make for interesting reading. Yes, “talks too much and plays around in … Continue reading

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One Year On

The trees are telling us Autumn is around the corner.  I saw blackberries and today, we have formally started back with school work.  It is that time again to do my annual assessment of what has grown and changed.  Most … Continue reading

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New Colours Call for New Ways

With the door slowly closing on summer, I am standing with my foot stuck in it refusing to let the door close and admit that it is autumn.  But the horses kick up fallen leaves on our early morning rides … Continue reading

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Found in The Old Briefcase

Yesterday’s art lesson with the children prompted one of them to make enquiries of me. Did I enjoy painting when I was little? The question sent me rooting through my Papa’s old briefcase (Briefcase 1, Briefcase 2, Briefcase 3) where … Continue reading

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New Classics

One of the children said this about artichokes – “I don’t like those.  They make me sour and blind.” I always have this concept that my time in the bathroom is private, sanctified time where I have a few moments … Continue reading

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New Term Eve

A new term begins tomorrow and I watched my pupils with much amusement.  I watched them all actively doing things that somehow sum them up. Number 1:  Reading books in his bedroom on submarines and ship building that he’d just got … Continue reading

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School on a Farm

The hazards of having juice during school work!!, originally uploaded by dohreme. When I was 12, I designed a school that was in the Howgill Fells in Cumbria. It was on a farm. I drew maps, designed the uniform, set … Continue reading

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