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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

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Home ed to college ed – part 1 July 2019

Within the last few weeks, Lanky Dude turned eighteen, sat his last A level and has finished college and thus compulsory education. I think I've been more emotional about the latter than he has; he is just delighted to not be revising any more! So it seemed a good time to jot down a few… Continue reading Home ed to college ed – part 1 July 2019

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Life in the midst of exams…June 2019

I've been scrolling through my Instagram pictures (still new to me), and smiling as they are reminders of all the moments which have been beautiful and precious in the midst of my very ordinary and mundane life. So much to be deeply thankful for, and important to hold onto as after more than a week… Continue reading Life in the midst of exams…June 2019

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Teens and exams – 2 June 2019

In my last post I pondered over some of the relational, character and faith building aspects of continuing to homeschool into the teen years. I still believe these were the most foundational for us, but it was also important to continue our boys’ academic studies, and in this post I’ll chart a little of what… Continue reading Teens and exams – 2 June 2019

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The teen years and exams – Part 1 May 2019

As I started tapping away, I realised this is quite a big topic, so I’m going to split it into two posts; the first of my reflections about this season, and the second with some more practical pointers. We have also done a podcast on exams, at Mended Tea Cups Embarking on IGCSE’s felt as… Continue reading The teen years and exams – Part 1 May 2019

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Spring learning April 2019

As the weather warms up, we naturally spend more time outdoors, both at work and play. The summer term is often a more relaxed one, with lots of outdoor learning. Both boys have exams coming up, so this is a season when the pressure is on for them. I therefore decided that in an attempt… Continue reading Spring learning April 2019

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Stinging nettle and wild garlic soup April 2019

This is just a version of stinging nettle soup (earlier recipe). Stinging nettles are best to eat at this time of year (and maybe sting the hardest too!), so it's a other seasonal one. I tend to pick only the top third of the nettle. Then by pouring boiling water over them, their stinging power… Continue reading Stinging nettle and wild garlic soup April 2019