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.[…]

There’s something very satisfying about making Yorkshire Pudding with eggs from your own hens. Yorkshire Pudding, or Orkshire Pie as PK insists on calling it, is a staple of roast dinners in this family. With plenty of roots planted firmly in Yorkshire thanks to my Mum’s side of[…]

Today was the first full rehearsal for Plum’s dance show at the end of next week. It’s quite a big affair – two sell out shows at Mansfield Palace Theatre, each lasting over two hours, as everyone who attends the dance school performs on stage, from tiny tots[…]

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[…]

Tuesday, wrote a maker of exceedingly mediocre cakes …. Our Tuesdays are in transition at the moment – we recently stopped running the Home Ed group we’ve run for the past 18 months on Tuesday afternoons, and Bean’s new tennis lessons on Tuesday mornings don’t start for a[…]

Ahh Monday morning …  The closest thing we come to a school run is on Monday mornings when we all jump in the car and drive to Nottingham where the kids go to a home education gymnastics group run by Nottingham City Gymnastics Club. We’ve only been attending[…]