a snapperwack made from bark, sticks and ferns
Children, Health, Learning, Work

Home Learning Round Two

Ding ding ding, seconds out! We're on our own again, well sort of. As everyone suspected would be the case, English schools closed for the spring term. No, not at the end of the winter term, during the holidays, or just before reopening. No, they closed after one day of the children being back -… Continue reading Home Learning Round Two

Diverse group of people
Health, Learning, Politics & Equality, Work

Inclusion – a how to

Warning: I'm just going to dive right in here, no gentle preamble or stories about silly things the boys did. The issues around inclusion and unconscious bias (as well as just basic exclusion based on gender, race, social position, education, religion, and orientation or identity) are a bit of a bug bear for me. From… Continue reading Inclusion – a how to

Bright purple thistles
Children, Crafts, Family, Friends, Home & Garden, Reading, Work

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, Family, Fitness, Friends, Learning, Work

10 Things Home Learning has Taught Me

Its been said thousands of times by, well, pretty much everyone. 2020 hasn't quite been what anyone could have expected at the start of the year. I'm not going to get absorbed by the ins and outs and the politics of how we've ended up in such an awful mess. The 17 weeks we spent… Continue reading 10 Things Home Learning has Taught Me

Beer! Wincle Brewery
Children, Family, Fitness, Reading, Work

Staying home, staying safe – week 17

This is a little diary of our seventeenth week in social isolation (well, ish by this point), encumbered by home learning's last week, working from home, and himself in work from time to time. It seems a very long time since this all started now. With the end of term on Friday, this is going… Continue reading Staying home, staying safe – week 17

bathroom ceiling with flakey paint removed
Children, Family, Fitness, Reading, Work

Staying home, staying safe – week 16

This is a little diary of our sixteenth week in social isolation (well, ish by this point), encumbered by home learning, working from home, and himself in work from time to time. It seems a very long time since this all started now. Here are the highlights and lowlights. See what happened in week 15.… Continue reading Staying home, staying safe – week 16

a snapperwack made from bark, sticks and ferns
Children, Family, Fitness, Reading, Work

Staying home, staying safe – week 15

This is a little diary of our fifteenth week in social isolation (well, ish by this point), encumbered by home learning, working from home, and himself in work from time to time. It seems a very long time since this all started now. Here are the highlights and lowlights. See what happened in week 14.… Continue reading Staying home, staying safe – week 15

giraffes munching on their lunch
Children, Family, Fitness, Reading, Work

Staying home, staying safe – week 14

This is a little diary of our fourteenth week in social isolation (well, ish by this point), encumbered by home learning, working from home, and himself in work from time to time. It seems a very long time since this all started now. Here are the highlights and lowlights. See what happened in week 13.… Continue reading Staying home, staying safe – week 14