Monthly Archives: August 2014

The catapult

After a week of heavy rains, he had cabin fever. The day lurched along in a not very productive fashion, and then stopped. Lessons were clearly over. I acquiesced, and we settled in to play with Lego. Inspired by a … Continue reading

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Socialising and subculture

Like many people, one of the first questions I had when I was thinking about homeschooling was ‘Where are all the boys friends going to come from?’ We are not very social people. We do not belong to any interest … Continue reading

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Teddy bears picnic

I had never considered that a teddy bears picnic would be something I would beĀ involved in with the boys. The other day, however, it surfaced that the two teddies, Hottie and Licorice Bone, were having a birthday. It was unclear … Continue reading

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Playing with fire

Shortly before we started homeschooling, I asked my boy what sort of things he would like to learn about. First on the list was lighting a match. It seems that all kids have a fascination with fire. According to our … Continue reading

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Lembas bread

The Lord of the Rings features pretty large at our house. We have watched the movies countless times, and have just finished reading the graphic novel version of The Hobbit again. My eldest boy draws lots of Orthanc like towers … Continue reading

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