Well, not quite, but we took Harriet to Salisbury. Recently, the children have learned about the Stone Age, including a HE visit to Conkers where they took part in a Stone Age theme day. They learned a lot about Stone Age life, and heard mention of Stonehenge – enough[…]

We’ve always loved taking the children camping, and some of their favourite times have been on camping holidays. We haven’t been camping since the summer of 2015 though. I took the children to Peak Camp, a home ed get together in the Peak District. They thoroughly enjoyed it,[…]

I threw myself wholeheartedly into being a Mum. A home educating Mum. And it was good.

But lately I have come to realise that it’s not enough. And I feel that I am somehow betraying my children by saying that. But there it is. Being a Mum is not enough anymore. Not on its own.

Sooo, I accidentally took a month off. I didn’t intend to, but January was chaotic to say the least.  It started with us battling the insurance company over our car. Some idiot crashed into my car when it was parked outside my house, and they didn’t bother to stop. We battled[…]

I don’t like setting resolutions – I think it’s too much pressure to put on yourself. Instead, I’m setting myself some goals for the coming year. If I don’t complete them, it’s OK, I can always do them later. If I change my mind and it’s no longer[…]

I love stationery. Always have done. I don’t mean utility items like hole punches and envelopes, but pens, notebooks, paper …. Notebooks are my big indulgence. I can’t resist a gorgeous notebook, which is why have load of them around the house, each one partly used (and some long[…]