No one will quite understand this unless the are a SEND or LAC/post-LAC parent... but I've been a bit pong-y today. I'm now fresh out of an uninterrupted 10 minute shower, where I not only got to shave what could only be described as "manly" pits, but I also washed my hair, quite literally 3 … Continue reading Enjoying some self care
Review: National Trust The Firs (Elgar Birthplace Museum)
The property is situated just outside of Worcester about a 10-15 minute drive from another National Trust property we visited on the same day (Brockhampton Estate). It is set just back off the road and is a relatively small property and has a relatively small car park and overflow. The entrance to the property itself … Continue reading Review: National Trust The Firs (Elgar Birthplace Museum)
“When are you sending them back to school?”
"You're getting more settled into a permanent home, the kids are more confident than they have ever been, they are actually learning now and thriving in the life you have given them... when are you sending them back to school?" "How are they gonna do their SATs?" "Well, what are you going to do at … Continue reading “When are you sending them back to school?”
30 Days Wild – Day 21
"Our birds". It's kind of strange, having only owned our new house for only 2 months, actually 2 nights away means we really appreciated the sound of being woken by "our birds". I don't mean, we have birds as pets... we don't. I mean the birds that visit our back garden (we really should make … Continue reading 30 Days Wild – Day 21
30 Days Wild – Day 19
Woken by a cockerel - what more is there to say? A beautiful day in the countryside, surrounded by bugs and birds, farm animals and plant life. Lots of wild to take in
30 Days Wild – Day 17
So retrospectively as camp hindered ability to post. Sunday was spent prepping for camp, and in the interim... rescuing various bugs back to the freedom of the garden.
30 Days Wild – Day 12
Late posting for yesterday: it was a tough day which involved hours and hours of form filling (that's what happens with children who need lots of intervention, every assessment requires form after form after form). But we took sanctuary in hearing the birds all having fun, even if we couldn't!!!
30 Days Wild – Day 11
Due to Caitlin's aches and pains today, we have just been at home. We did manage to finish the painting of the playhouse porch (we laid a new floor on it). And managed to sort the toys to go in the playhouse. So the kids now have a play area outside, that is fully operational! … Continue reading 30 Days Wild – Day 11
What do you mean you don’t do formal learning?
I don't understand why, as adults, it is so hard for people to get their heads around us not sitting down to scheduled formal learning. Our children are not at school for a reason. Well, many actually. But the pressure of expectations is definitely one of them. Formal learning scenarios imply an expectation. An expectation where … Continue reading What do you mean you don’t do formal learning?
30 Days Wild – Day 10
I bet you can't guess what we did today... oh yes... that's right. Another day in the garden. But today, patience and tolerance of being exposed to the "what's going to be... once the work is done" was too much for the children. It was awful. I mean, with attachment issues, change is never easy, … Continue reading 30 Days Wild – Day 10