Bluebell Paradise

Bluebell Paradise

Today we decided to check out a local patch of woodland that we have passed many times, often saying we need to visit, but never yet gotten around to doing so.  Until today.  Stoke Wood is just on the outskirts of Exeter city centre.  We had no idea what it would be...
Canal Walk

Canal Walk

Making the most of the dry days, we headed off for a short drive down to The Grand Western Canal, in Tiverton.  We fed the ducks, admired the landscape, and chatted.   Fresh air is such a great feel-good medicine isn’t it?  Photographs...
All in a Day

All in a Day

We have had a lovely day here in Devon.  Lots of time outside with the animals.  Colin the cockerel looking proud of himself as he awaits the food bowl refilling ceremony and calls upon his ladies to feast… We took a leisurely stroll down the lane,...
Is it over?

Is it over?

This weekend has been a bit of a wash-out in all fairness, and not just because of the awful weather.  I have been struck with migraines again recently, something that has plagued me on and off since my school attending days.  When hit, I suffer painful...
Birdwatching

Birdwatching

We are a huge fan of nature watching here.  Whether it’s wildlife programs on the TV (the Spring Watch / Winter Watch /Autumn Watch episodes are a particularly favourite, along with David Attenborough shows, and anything hosted by Chris Packham),  or better...
My Thoughts

My Thoughts

Looking around social media, it appears that once again home-educators are being forced to defend themselves, to speak up, to put forward a case and answer the the critics. Back in 2010, we (as in home-educating families), were put under the spotlight. ...
So how do I get started?

So how do I get started?

One of the range of questions that I am always finding in my email box is “But, just how do I do it? I mean, how do I get started? What do I do??” The very first thing you should do is to ensure that you have followed the correct de-registration process for your area....
Our Home-Education Story

Our Home-Education Story

We have been home-educating for 15 years. Our home-educating adventure began when my youngest son Joseph (now 21) was bullied (for want of a better word), at primary school. He was so young. Just 4/5 years old. It was totally heart shattering to see my child change so...