Day by Day, History Projects, Outings

Tudor and Elizabethan Times – our learning. 2018-2019

We spent our history lessons last year meandering slowly through Tudor and Elizabethan Britain. Living in the UK we are privileged to be surrounded by such a rich historical legacy; and must bear the grey, drizzly days which go alongside this backdrop with forbearance! We started off with a stash of books. Some are our… Continue reading Tudor and Elizabethan Times – our learning. 2018-2019

Day by Day, History Projects, Outings

Shakespeare’s Schoolroom – visit August 2019

I had been looking forward to our visit to Shakespeare's School room https://www.shakespearesschoolroom.org/ in Stratford on Avon, and as I sat on one of the benches and began listening to the "lesson", I found myself scrabbling in my handbag for scraps of paper on which to take notes. I was quite caught out by how… Continue reading Shakespeare’s Schoolroom – visit August 2019

Day by Day, Easy Food

Sloe Gin – September 2019

The sloe is the fruit of the blackthorn, sometimes known as wild plum. They line the hedgerows in the autumn, jostling with blackberries as the most sought after fruit. The blackberry usually wins as sloes can't be eaten straight from the bush. They can, however, be turned into sloe gin, a warming winter drink. Its… Continue reading Sloe Gin – September 2019

Day by Day, Homeschool, Homeschool Questions, Routines

Home ed to college ed – Part 2 September 2019

As I walked along the promenade of this particular Victorian sea side town last week, my heart and prayers were spilling over with thankfulness. This is the place where Lanky Dude and I sat outside a cafe two years ago, marking the occasion of his enrolment to college. It is the place I have paced… Continue reading Home ed to college ed – Part 2 September 2019

Day by Day

Summer days August 2019

The slow summer days I'd dreamed of have slipped through my fingers all too quickly as exam results, plans and preparations for next year have jolted us back into reality. I remember a song in "Mama Mia" when Meryl Streep sits with her daughter as the latter approaches her wedding and recalls, through song of… Continue reading Summer days August 2019

Day by Day, Homeschool, Homeschool Questions, Routines

Long summer holidays – July 2019

The summer holidays have arrived here in the UK, although we "broke up" from our homeschool about three weeks ago as we were on our knees and the boys had finished exams and college. I love the beginning of any holiday, and this one in particular because it marks the end of our academic year… Continue reading Long summer holidays – July 2019