Education

Slow Cooker Mint Oreo Fudge

A day can’t go by when there’s not some busyness in our house. The children are rehearsing like crazy for a pantomime they are in. They have a full dress rehearsal tonight and they are already exhausted with all their dancing. It’s good though, they are loving it and have done this several times before. […]

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Planting Out In A Cold Frame

I don't know if anyone knows what a cold frame is but I wanted one for a long time. Maybe you call it by a different name but basically a cold frame is somewhere to propagate seeds outside under glass. Usually it sits on the ground and is a few inches tall buy a couple […]

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The Tale Of A Lunch Box

We home educate.   We home educate, but not because we don’t like school just for lots of reasons. The biggest reason was the fact the government came into our little seaside village and told all the kids at the local school they were closing it down. Our eldest son was at the school, at […]

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Round Up

The last couple of weeks have been a blur of going out every day for some reason or other. I’m not sure if I could recall it all and publish it here on my blog. Easter was interesting, we spent almost every day that week out soaking up the sun. We spent a day in […]

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Where have I been?

Where have I been? I know, I know, it has been forever since I last updated the blog. I have ran out of excuses, there are none! I was just dead lazy and I got even lazier when I thought of all the other times I apologised at being lazy and reading other blogs where […]

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Wallace & Gromit

Going to W5 the science museum is certainly not new for us, and as usual there’s always plenty of photographs. The children love it there but this time there was something special they wanted to see. Anyway the ‘ordinary’ photos first. Seb practising his boating skills. Sol making music with lights. What would you like […]

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Nuff Said

I suppose this ought to be a chat post, as I usually just post photographs on my blog. The last two weeks have the usual blend of ‘skooling‘ and every day life. Seb had his Boys Brigade parents night, he bagged himself a badge and made us proud as usual. Seb has tried so very […]

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Moths & Mammals

The Ulster Wildlife Trust held an event at the Balloo Wetlands on Saturday, the topics covered were moths & mammals. I usually try to go to these local talks with the children as they are small enough you can enjoy them and always very informative. The children had a great day, learned lots, and each […]

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A Star A Star

This is going to be a big brag post! We home educate as you probably all know! Well my eldest son sat the first two modules of three, for his maths GCSE. The way it worked out he ended up doing two modules in one day back at the start of March this year. Anyhow […]

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Music Man!

We had a jazz day at our regular home ed meet up last week. I have plenty photos of the day, unfortunately I had my camera set wrong so most of them came out rubbish. Regardless of the photos the children had the bast day to date at the meet up and are now all […]

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Science, Shopping, Fish, Changes

It’s been a while, the last couple of months I have been so bad at updating my blog. You would think I had hibernated for the winter or something. I have plenty of questions and messages to reply to as well, so I guess I had better get busy. The week was a busy one, […]

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Green Fingers

We have been getting things ready for the summer in the garden. The children especially have been enjoying the whole thing. Between us we have planted peas, tomatoes, lots of herbs, peppers, lettuces, cucumbers, and plenty of flowering plants also. I am not sure that we will be successful in our quest to grow veggies […]

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POST-IT NOTES and starfish

Nothing much to report today, well I am sure there is loads but quite frankly I am too tired this evening to write about it all. We went to W5 today, well three of the children went one stayed at home with daddy. My three year old wasn’t too hot so I thought it best […]

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Hot chocolate & grass growing

Today the 5th January – we thought we would get up early and start the year enthusiastically … except that despite the children being up early every day for a fortnight they decided to over sleep. Roy had to go and do the ‘work’ thing and I had to make start with the children. It […]

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15th April 2008

It’s been a funny day here. I don’t feel we have done anything hugely productive, well not much really. The children did some work this morning, Mag answered some questions from his science books. He loves sciences, and ‘has’ to write it all down. He measured his feet and calculated some mass and areas. Toni […]

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