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Precious Moments

We’ve kind of just plodded along this week. It’s been relaxed, calm and ploddy. I like ploddy. It suits me nicely. The week began with Mother’s Day on Sunday. I was very spoilt by everyone. Gary brought me a double latte from my favourite shop, which I enjoyed in bed, as the littles and Lil…

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And Then There Were Four…

Gary and I are currently in a very quiet house. The littles are outside creating a shop, after just soaking each other in a water fight. Thomas left this morning for Soul Survivor, and is away for the next week. And the twins are still living the high life in Northern Ireland. It sure is…

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Summer Fun

Most of our summers have been spent on some big adventure or another: One year it was the Little House on the Prairie; the next, I think, was South America Incas, Mayans and the Aztecs; yet another was the Shakespeare summer. All in all we've had some fun times over the years. Last year I…

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A Year in the Life of a Home-Schooling Family: Day 175

Whoops, I am really not doing well at getting these posts up right now. The main reason is that we are definitely slowing the pace right now. I have lots of odds and ends to finish off before we break for the summer in three weeks time, which I am slowly working my way through.…

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A Year in the Life of a Home-Schooling Family: Day 171

This is a very, very quick post today. With high temperatures forecast in the UK we decided to have a topsy turvy day today. Gary was at home. We had already decided that each of his days off we would spend some time clearing out the shed. We are trying to create a teen den…

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A Year in the Life of a Home-Schooling Family: Day 170

Seriously, Gary needs to stop having days off!! It is SO hard to leave him in the morning...so sometimes I don't 🙂 I think it may have been coming up to nine before we were all up, and gone half nine before we started school. Gary started a new job back in December and he…

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A Year in the Life of a Home-Schooling Family: Day 169

We started the day nice and early with some delicious coffee. Thomas has been working extra long hours at the moment, and needs to keep going for the next few days. He's helping out lots of fellow students with their end of year projects, doing sound engineering for various artists and their bands. He's loving…

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A Year in the Life of a Home-Schooler: Days 168

The weekend had gone by in a blur. One of the children's friends was feeling fragile and was struggling with the imminent death of a family member. We wanted to be there to love and support him. He is one of the older children's favourite people in the world. Needless to say there were a…

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A Year in the Life of a Home-Schooling Family: Day 165

Today the children all had friends coming round in the afternoon so we needed to squeeze in everything I wanted to finish before lunch. The first thing was making sure Thomas' morning went smoothly. I made him breakfast in bed, but he chose to join us at the table. He was doing his driving test…

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A Year in the Life of a Homeschooling Family: Day 164

This was a funny ol' day today with mum coming back from holiday (I have been cat-sitting for her for the past week), Thomas, who is working such long hours at the moment at college (and loving every minute of it!) and Lillie, who had a 'Singing with Makaton' course in a nearby town. She…

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A Year in the Life of a Home-Schooling Family: Day 163

This morning I awoke bright and breezy, and woke everyone else up to join me 🙂 They groaned but I think they quietly actually enjoy the time it gives them in the morning... I took the littles to the park after a scrummy oatmeal breakfast. We were there for about half an hour and whilst…

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A Year in the Life of a Home-Schooling Family: Day 162

Gary had the day off today. I find having my gorgeous husband at home very distracting! I had to force my way out of bed this morning, and leave him be so I could start breakfast. I have been waking the girls each morning at seven as well. They are less than impressed but it…

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A Year in the Life of a Home-Schooling Family: Day 161

Before I write about today, I'd like to post some photos from yesterday. In England it was Father's Day. Now last year we had taken Gary out for lunch and thoroughly regretted it after spending a lot of money on food which came late, was cold and the restaurant was so busy and noisy, none…

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A Year in the Life of a Home-Schooling Family: Day 157

Gary's home from work today, so I asked him if he'd like to explore egg throwing with his younger girls... This is an activity from Abigail's last Curiosity Box. We don't want to move on to the next one until all the activities are completed in the current one. The goal is to create a…

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A Year in the Life of a Home-Schooling Family: Day 156

Oh. My. Goodness. If I hear one more moan from my youngest twin about how much she hates maths I might very well leave home! Maths actually made her cry today. My usually very upbeat, happy and over the top cheery child is contemplating how long she is capable of going on...Numbers are her nemesis…

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