Walk in the woods

Today, Sunday, we went for a walk in a place called Strickland’s Glen. It was pleasant enough, a series of pathways lead down through the woods eventually leading out onto the shore. There were some streams leading into a lake, you can see in one of the photos one of the little waterfalls. I thought […]

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From bad to good

The week did not start off well! A friend passed away – in our old house just up the road from where we live now we grew to love the couple next door. I will never forget the support they offered us when our baby Molly was lost, those days shortly afterwards were pretty dark […]

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Families

I am not talking about my immediate family i.e. husband and four children but other (so called) family members here. I had the wind taken from my sails last week – I found some nasty things written about me on an Internet blog. There is an old saying that goes something like “you can think […]

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8th May 2008 – Seb’s operation

I wish I had more to say this evening, but I am utterly exhausted so I will spare you the gory bits and keep this short. He made it through! Seb had his operation and mummy survived although ten very short fingernails later. I know this is routine stuff but it is quite overwhelming sitting […]

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DEAR DIARY (2nd May 2008)

Lunch was at 12 today, and that was the end of formal lessons as the children have worked particularly hard this week. The weather was too nice to stick around the house so we packed a picnic and headed into the village. Three hours playing hide and seek, making daisy chains, playing with two other […]

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29th April 2008

Returning from the hospital – Tuesday night and feeling like I dont want to do anything more today. this was Seb’s pre op appointment for next Thursday. He is having vents in his ears and his adenoids removed, I think he needs it as his right ear wasn’t even measuring on the scale today when […]

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I faked it

My sun tan that is. I hate how that stuff smells so I always put in on an hour before I shower, that way I get the tan without the icky coconut smell. I love coconut but this stuff stinks. Sitting here smelling icky I thought I had better give you a quick update… We […]

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26th April 2008

Here she is Miss T – tooth no2 gone! Another 18 dramas to go. Less said the better . I want to write more on my week but the children are fighting over balloons right now *sigh*, I am going to pop them.

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House Stuff

We have been working hard the last few weeks trying to get the kids rooms back in order. the children are sharing just now – boys together, girls together …. we do actually have 5 bedrooms but Roy has taken over the main room as his office and the other room is used for storage […]

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19th April 2008

I have to share something funny – My husband and I would often take a glass of squash to bed with us – you know just to sip during the night if we get thirsty. Every morning Sol would come into our room and always drink what is left of Roy’s squash. Never mine for […]

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17th April 2008

My horoscope for today …… by the way I am a LEO Your generosity and altruism will be put to the test during the next few days, dear Leo. You will probably help the under-privileged. After all, you have always felt concerned about humanitarian projects but never got involved. Today, this attitude will enable you […]

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Good start to the day (not)

5.08 am this morning Toni decided to get up. She banged her way down the hallway to the bathroom, banging the bathroom door and noisily locking it. Then she banged the door on the way out, banged up the hall to my bedroom asking for a tissue. I explained to her to go quietly and […]

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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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14th April 2008

I was speaking with a teacher today – not your every day teacher but a man who taught my husband at school who now runs a private tutoring place. Anyways – you would think being a private teacher he would be a bit more open minded about home education … He was a real go […]

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14th April 2008

Bad start to the day, and I am not one to moan usually. but (there is always a but) was up at 4.30 so he could head off and catch a flight to Scotland for three days. He has left us in chaos (not his fault), we were waiting for the paint to dry on […]

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