Category Archives: Home Education

Cantering Along

Yes, it’s another “oh, haven’t posted for months, will have to bore everyone with what we’ve been doing” post. The art of regular blogging seems to have deserted me once and for all. No matter. We’ve done stuff. Lots of … Continue reading

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Plans for a “New Term”

Well, no, we don’t do “terms” – but there’s nothing like the whole “back to school” mania at the end of August every year to prompt a bit of taking stock. If she were in school, Emily would be just … Continue reading

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Happy to Report

…that normal service is being resumed. On the eve of my 41st birthday, things are going pretty well. Book’s due out soon, Emily’s happy, Jon’s happy, home ed is going swimmingly, future plans are shaping up nicely. Easy to forget … Continue reading

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7 Lessons I Teach

[also at: Huffington Post] Twenty one years ago, on being named New York State Teacher of the Year 1991, John Taylor Gatto made a famous and powerful speech denouncing the American school system and questioning its hidden curriculum, designed to … Continue reading

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Water Balloon Photography

Fantastic photographs captured by Emily this morning in an experiment with shutter speeds – the split second of bursting of a water-filled balloon, capturing the instant that the water remains in a balloon shape before falling; you can even see … Continue reading

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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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