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About nikkielysian

Writer, astrologer, home educating Mum.

Moon Surfing: Lunar Astrology for Teens

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Bathing Blue and Catching Up

[Bumper set of blog posts today, while I’ve got time!] Apart from the misery of Emily being so poorly, we have been doing bits and bobs over the last few weeks. Just before the weather turned sour again, and before … Continue reading

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Chatsworth

Much belated photos from Chatsworth, which we visited at the end of April on a day of torrential rain. We loved, loved, loved the house, and Emily took lots of photos of the details and furniture she liked, being particularly … Continue reading

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Mystery Diagnosis :(

Emily’s been very poorly for the last three weeks, which has somewhat taken away from both my desire and my time to blog. We’re still here, still home educating and still refusing to let jumped up council officials get away … Continue reading

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Huffington Post

I’m delighted to say that I will now be blogging regularly for the Huffington Post on home education and mind-body-spirit topics. My first post there is: Ultra Vires Home Education Monitoring – Badman Via the Back Door? – highlighting that … Continue reading

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But If You’ve Got Nothing To Hide…

Since I decided back in April to take a stand against Lincolnshire County Council’s home education power grab, I’ve had a depressing number of people shake their heads in bemusement at me or at Jon, online or in real life, … Continue reading

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Lincs CC Complaint#10 – A Reply to Mr McArdle

In the interests of transparency, so lacking in Lincolnshire County Council, this is the email reply I sent to Tony McArdle this evening. At close to midnight, on a Friday, which by his logic ought to earn me brownie points … Continue reading

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