Friday, 2 January 2015

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Wednesday, 1 October 2014


I've had a quiet couple of weeks when it comes to blogging. 
We have been away dogsitting and then went for a Haven holiday and then my husband had another weeks holiday from work so we've been pretty busy. 

Our holiday was great, gave us all a break and lots of exercise(lots of walking, play areas and swimming) and fresh air.
We have been to Eureka museum(more on that in another post), visiting a local farm, soft play, the library and a local scarecrow festival. We've been on Autumn walks and done crafting with the things we've collected.
This week has been quieter, but we've baked, made playdough, learnt about colour mixing, starting learning how to takeaway and I've signed up for a reading eggs trial to see how we like it. We also broke into Sebs moneybox and he helped to count the money(over £26) and chose what he'd like to buy with it(more pieces for his traintack).
On Friday we're meeting a local home edding mum and her boys at soft play which I am looking forward too and I also have some more Autumn crafts lined up for the weekend.
It's October now which in this Ouse means birthdays are upon us shortly followed by Christmas! Lots to look forward too!

Sunday, 14 September 2014

A sunny day on the swings

This week we  went to another home edders meet. This time at The Orangery in Wakefield which is a lovely spot for anyone to visit. 

I had visited before for a baby rave and art sessions and thought it was the perfect place for a home edders meet especially the gorgeous gardens which currently host a fab interactive art installation called Swing it. I emailed with a lovely lady who works there(all the staff are lovely) and we arranged for a home ed meet for Heritage Day. 

I was so worried that the weather would be bad or that nobody would come but we had a gorgeous day and lots of people came along, in fact i ran out of activity books amd pencils to give out! Everyone seemed to have a lovely time, the children thoroughly enjoyed the swings and many stayed longer than the hour we had originally planned. 
I look forward to arranging another meet there soon :)

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Our first home edders group

On Friday Seb and I went along to our first ever home ed group.
Although Seb would still only be at preschool I want to get involved with local home ed groups now so that we can meet others and see what is going on in our area. The group was a new one set up by the lovely Diane from Mamas World

I was pretty nervous beforehand, I can be quite shy and it is always daunting meeting with a group of strangers!
I shouldn't have worried, the group was very busy and full of friendly faces. I chatted to various people both new to home ed and those who are more experienced. It was lovely to find people who live very locally to us. There were children of all ages and they all mingled together which was great to see. 

The group went so went that it  is going to be running every other week and we will definitely be going along. 
This week I have arranged another meet in a different location, hopefully that goes well too! 

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Our alternative back to school pictures

So yesterday was the day that most local nursery's and schools started the new academic year and of course everyone is sharing photos of their children grinning in their new uniform which I love seeing.  
We celebrated not going back to nursery by heading to a local park with a picnic. Luckily it was a beautiful day and so after eating we explored the park, looking at fallen trees and finding a den before getting up close to the ducks and geese. I took lots of photos and I just love how happy and relaxed the boys look in them.

After the park we popped into town and ended up buying some new books to read before heading back home.