Bright purple thistles
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Staying home, staying safe in review

After 17 weeks of staying home and safe, gradually going out a bit more, and reflecting every week on our ups and downs I've learned loads about what keeps our family ticking. Home learning has taught me at least 10 things, doubtless many more. I wanted to look back and reflect on our family's experiences:… Continue reading Staying home, staying safe in review

a week in pictures
Children, Crafts, Food, Health, Learning, Work

Staying home, staying safe – week 6

This is a little diary of our sixth week in social isolation, home learning, and with both himself and me working from home. I'm going to try writing this differently this week, just talking about the highlights and low lights. A full diary takes a lot of writing and I can't imagine anyone's really interested… Continue reading Staying home, staying safe – week 6

a week in pictures
Children, Crafts, Fitness, Health, Learning, STEM

Staying home, staying safe – week 5

This is a little diary of our fifth week in social isolation, home learning, and with both himself and me working from home. See what happened in week 4. Monday Right well, back at it then I suppose. Awake early in anticipation so at our desks in very good time. Our first week with actual… Continue reading Staying home, staying safe – week 5

a week in pictures
Children, Crafts, Food, Health, Work

Staying home, staying safe – week 4

This is a little diary of our fourth week in social isolation, home learning, and with all of us on "holiday" this week. We were supposed to be in Whitby fossil hunting, eating fish and chips, meeting old friends and mooching about. See what happened in week 3. Monday Large boy came to tell me… Continue reading Staying home, staying safe – week 4

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Children, Crafts, Miscarriage, Science, Work

Staying in, staying safe – week 3

This is a little diary of our third week in social isolation, home learning, and with me working from home and himself on "holiday" this week. See what happened in week 2. Monday I was up bright and early and at my desk before the kids were up. It was himself's actual birthday so he… Continue reading Staying in, staying safe – week 3

DIY volcano
Children, Crafts, Science, STEM

Review: Make your own volcanic eruptions

Someone bought large boy a Make your own volcanic eruptions set for his birthday in December. Aware that it was likely to be messy we had been deliberately putting if off. With the nicer weather, Easter holidays and home confinement, now seemed the perfect time to try it. I unpacked things and read the instructions.… Continue reading Review: Make your own volcanic eruptions

a week in pictures
Children, Crafts, Health, Learning, Work

Staying in, staying safe – week 1

This is a little diary of our first week in social isolation, home learning, and with both himself and me working from home. Monday They always have to be dragged from bed on a school day, not this Monday! Bah humbug, my plan to work in peace for an hour before they got up failed… Continue reading Staying in, staying safe – week 1