When it comes to Henry VIII, there a few things that most of us know … he had six wives, two were beheaded, two were divorced, one died in childbirth, one survived him; he took England away from the Catholic Church to get his divorce from his first wife;[…]

I’ve been meaning to write this post since we got back from France last month. We visited some fabulous places, which you can read about in earlier posts here and here. However this is a post about something we found in the gift shops: Happy Families playing cards.[…]

We’ve been home from France for a few days now and we’re already looking at our next trip which I think will be in August.  The children love France and by the end of the week all three were finding confidence to attempt speaking French beyond asking for[…]

We arrived in France on Saturday and have explored the local area. Today, having made it to the bakery we like in the local village early enough to buy croissants before they sold out (PK having already made quite an impression there on Saturday when he marched in and loudly[…]

Home education. Ask almost anyone involved in it and they’ll tell you that it’s a complete misnomer. The legal term for it is “education otherwise than at school” which doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. But home education suggests that the children spend all their time at home.[…]

We made it – the last day of a week of blogging our home ed activities every day. I genuinely wondered if we’d make it this far when I started. But we did, and we finished on a high! I purposely leave Wednesday free (except for Bean’s swimming[…]