Umbreons made from pipecleaners

May 20th, 2020

These are 2 of my models, made with pipe cleaners. The one with yellow is Umbreon – the Dark evolution of Eevee, from Pokémon.

The one with blue is a Shiny Umbreon.

Children of Blood and Bone

May 20th, 2020

We’ve read Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi, twice. It’s the first part in a trilogy, and we’ve just finished the second book: Children of Virtue and Vengeance.

Oscar says “I liked it a lot. It was very amazing and long. But it managed to keep us liking it. It’s a book that I really liked, and it took a long time for us to read both of them.

“I liked that it’s about people that don’t have much privilege. And that it had magic in it, like the magicians in the Glass and Steele books.” (He means the books by C J Archer.)

Oscar’s reading

December 15th, 2018

We are going with an unschooling approach to our home education at the moment, which is where we follow and facilitate what our children are interested in and encourage them. Therefore, I have not been teaching Oscar how to read like you would in school. It’s probably the thing that I am most worried about whether I am doing right or wrong by him with. Last week we drove past a shop looking at the Christmas lights and he said, ‘Mummy, does that word say closed?’ And I said, ‘Yes, yes it does! How did you know?’ And he said ‘I just did.’ 😊 Since then I saw the word closed on a Lego piece and so asked him what it said and he replied ‘closed.’ Hopefully, he’ll just pick up and learn the words to help him read more and more because he’s showing an interest in it and therefore has intrinsic motivation for his choice to read.

Home schooling November 2018

November 29th, 2018

Just wanted to make a note of my love for home schooling at the moment. We’ve had a couple of weeks inside with chicken pox and coughs and colds but I’m still enjoying it lots!

I love spending time with the boys; playing, talking, cuddling. I love watching them play together as siblings. I love watching them grow and seeing their personalities shine. I love the pace of our life; I feel so lucky not doing the school run, feeling rushed, pressured, stressed.

I miss them when I haven’t seen them in like an hour! That’s crazy but beautiful. I hope I can grow out of that by the time they’re 20! Xxx

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Caroline: Written for me Grandma on her birthday, March 6th 2014

September 22nd, 2018

Grandma

It would have been my Grandma’s 93rd birthday today! She was very special to me and it’s been the hardest grief that I’ve been through. I pray that it will help me when I go through grieving other very special people in my life as death is something that is a worry of mine and such a horrible thing to me. I pray also that God can help me feel a peace and acceptance about death. I’ve been thinking of Grandma today. I hoped for a song to come on that reminded me of her and Breakthrough by Colbie Calliat did as the very next song just whilst I was driving past the green man, which was a pub that we went to with her every now and then. I want to write down a few of my memories of her rather than to just be sad so here goes- Unconditional love and acceptance Fairy cakes Toad in the whole Young at heart and funny Lovely Her hands and nails Cuddly Her garden and flowers Amber Blackbirds and Robins (Grandpa) The daily mail

I’ve got so many little bits of hers around me; jewellery, cutlery, clothes. And I’m so grateful for all the lovely memories I have and can keep. She got to meet Oscar, her great grandson and he bought so much joy to her. She would loved to have seen what a cheeky little pea he still is! Love you Grandma xxx

Caroline: A few photos from Romania 🇷🇴 5

August 12th, 2018

The flooded Danube.

The scrombie festival.

Shopping city Galati.

Pottery from the scrombie festival.

Another park and love.

Oscar Easter eggs!

Caroline: A few photos from Romania 🇷🇴 3

August 12th, 2018

Another park.

Rum flavoured playdough, ha!

Why’s my bath brown?!

Skeleton at the museum.

Our mini break in Constanta.

The beach at Constanta.

Caroline: A few photos from Romania 🇷🇴 3

August 12th, 2018

Another park.

Rum flavoured playdough, ha!

Why’s my bath brown?!

Skeleton at the museum.

Our mini break in Constanta.

The beach at Constanta.

Caroline: A few photos from Romania 🇷🇴 3

August 12th, 2018

Another park.

Rum flavoured playdough, ha!

Why’s my bath brown?!

Skeleton at the museum.

Our mini break in Constanta.

The beach at Constanta.

Caroline: A few photos from Romania 🇷🇴 3

August 12th, 2018

Another park.

Rum flavoured playdough, ha!

Why’s my bath brown?!

Skeleton at the museum.

Our mini break in Constanta.

The beach at Constanta.