Emily did ballet summer school last week and had a fabulous time. They had someone from Riverdance come in to do an Irish dancing workshop which she loved, she did some craftyness and generally had lots of fun. She also got her exam results and is ver proud of her distinction but wanted to know why she didn’t get a trophy!!!

We travelled up to Lincolnshire after ballet school to see our new nephew and cousin, and very lovely he is too. Oh and he has a name, Jacob, or as Isaac calls him “Ja-cker”. He loves his baby cousin very much and hasn’t stopped talking about him since we got home.

Good news on the sleep front….things seem to have *finally* clicked with Isaac- no more 5 o’clock starts for us…fingers crossed. He sleeps through the night now and is waking at a much more respectable 7am :o)

We had a good bank holiday weekend, clearing out loads of stuff from the loft. Honestly i am amazed by the stuff we have hung on to over the years. Freecycle here we come….
It wasn’t all hard work though. On Sunday we went to Paultons which was a huge success, highly recommended if you like that sort of thing. Of all the theme parks i’ve been to this seemed to have a better range of rides/activities for little ones.

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We are taking a break from school type work and enjoying some long awaited sunshine this week (if the weather holds), meeting up with friends and being out and about more.

Things having been going well of late though, I think we have finally found our groove! The key to it all seems to have been getting more organised with the whole lapbook thing and finally getting The Story of the World and accompanying activity book.

I’ve started buying in lapbook packages from Homeschool Estore (which saves me a whole heap of time) and Emily loves doing them. We skip any bits that aren’t relevant to us and add whatever else we’ve been doing on the subject.

We are both really enjoying SOTW and have started a Charlotte Mason type book of Centuries to go along with it. We are (roughly) getting through a chapter a fortnight, what with accompanying library books and associated activities, so good value!
We are still on Egypt so visited the Ashmolean the other week to have a look at their Egyptian collection.


Unfortuantely Emily started feeling ill soon after we arrived so we left after doing only a quick whip round. A good job too as she promptly threw up the moment we got home!

We are taking a break from school type work and enjoying some long awaited sunshine this week (if the weather holds), meeting up with friends and being out and about more.

Things having been going well of late though, I think we have finally found our groove! The key to it all seems to have been getting more organised with the whole lapbook thing and finally getting The Story of the World and accompanying activity book.

I’ve started buying in lapbook packages from Homeschool Estore (which saves me a whole heap of time) and Emily loves doing them. We skip any bits that aren’t relevant to us and add whatever else we’ve been doing on the subject.

We are both really enjoying SOTW and have started a Charlotte Mason type book of Centuries to go along with it. We are (roughly) getting through a chapter a fortnight, what with accompanying library books and associated activities, so good value!
We are still on Egypt so visited the Ashmolean the other week to have a look at their Egyptian collection.


Unfortuantely Emily started feeling ill soon after we arrived so we left after doing only a quick whip round. A good job too as she promptly threw up the moment we got home!

We are taking a break from school type work and enjoying some long awaited sunshine this week (if the weather holds), meeting up with friends and being out and about more.

Things having been going well of late though, I think we have finally found our groove! The key to it all seems to have been getting more organised with the whole lapbook thing and finally getting The Story of the World and accompanying activity book.

I’ve started buying in lapbook packages from Homeschool Estore (which saves me a whole heap of time) and Emily loves doing them. We skip any bits that aren’t relevant to us and add whatever else we’ve been doing on the subject.

We are both really enjoying SOTW and have started a Charlotte Mason type book of Centuries to go along with it. We are (roughly) getting through a chapter a fortnight, what with accompanying library books and associated activities, so good value!
We are still on Egypt so visited the Ashmolean the other week to have a look at their Egyptian collection.


Unfortuantely Emily started feeling ill soon after we arrived so we left after doing only a quick whip round. A good job too as she promptly threw up the moment we got home!

We are taking a break from school type work and enjoying some long awaited sunshine this week (if the weather holds), meeting up with friends and being out and about more.

Things having been going well of late though, I think we have finally found our groove! The key to it all seems to have been getting more organised with the whole lapbook thing and finally getting The Story of the World and accompanying activity book.

I’ve started buying in lapbook packages from Homeschool Estore (which saves me a whole heap of time) and Emily loves doing them. We skip any bits that aren’t relevant to us and add whatever else we’ve been doing on the subject.

We are both really enjoying SOTW and have started a Charlotte Mason type book of Centuries to go along with it. We are (roughly) getting through a chapter a fortnight, what with accompanying library books and associated activities, so good value!
We are still on Egypt so visited the Ashmolean the other week to have a look at their Egyptian collection.


Unfortuantely Emily started feeling ill soon after we arrived so we left after doing only a quick whip round. A good job too as she promptly threw up the moment we got home!

We had a nice weekend, busy but nice. Things kicked off with a first birthday party on Saturday morning, round at a fellow HE’s house. The kids had a great time – chocolate cake and a trampoline, what more could you wish for??? Then it was back home for a quick tidy up before our afternoon visitors arrived with their 7mth old daughter. Emily had lots of fun entertaining the baby while the grown ups caught up with the news (as we hadn’t seen them since Christmas.)

On Sunday we went to see more friends we hadn’t seen in ages, this time over in Surrey. They also have a 7mth old so once again Emily was happy doing her big sister thing and Isaac was pleased with the new selection of toys to rifle through. We had a lovely lunch cooked for us and afterwards we went here which was fabulous, highly recommended if you are in the area.

Isaac’s next favourite thing to Thomas

Crawling through tunnels in the extensive children’s playground.

We had a nice weekend, busy but nice. Things kicked off with a first birthday party on Saturday morning, round at a fellow HE’s house. The kids had a great time – chocolate cake and a trampoline, what more could you wish for??? Then it was back home for a quick tidy up before our afternoon visitors arrived with their 7mth old daughter. Emily had lots of fun entertaining the baby while the grown ups caught up with the news (as we hadn’t seen them since Christmas.)

On Sunday we went to see more friends we hadn’t seen in ages, this time over in Surrey. They also have a 7mth old so once again Emily was happy doing her big sister thing and Isaac was pleased with the new selection of toys to rifle through. We had a lovely lunch cooked for us and afterwards we went here which was fabulous, highly recommended if you are in the area.

Isaac’s next favourite thing to Thomas

Crawling through tunnels in the extensive children’s playground.