Monthly Archives: August 2011

Local meets for Kirklees and neighbouring areas home education families

New local meets for home ed families…contact me enstockc@gmail.com
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We are the proud owners of a mortgage free property

We have just got ourselves a second house .. a lovely residence in need of some updating but with great potential … bought at auction for a mere 10 pounds. No mortgage but we won‘t be moving in any time soon.Its a fab new home ed project for me and liv …  follow our progress over the next few weeks


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So what did you do all summer?

So what did you do all summer ? We spent the last few week recharging our batteries after charging off as soon as our older ones and DH who is a high school teacher finished for a weeks camping in Scarborough. We only started camping last year having prefered hiring cottages or a static caravan to life under canvas – we had a brand new tent to test out this year and had a great week at the Caravan and Camping Club site at Scarborough. The new tent with its sewn in groundsheet was amazingly warm and the lovely North Bay was beautifully clean and non commercial which is how we like it – the fewer opportunities for shopping the better.

Best memories from this year -seeing my elder daughters posing at every opportunity for pictures to put on their facebook pages whne they got back – their generation are truly social media obsessed
        

 and the DH cooking piece after piece of toast for five hungry children on a 30 year old camping stove – it was nearly lunchtime by the time we had all eaten !
A friend who also went camping for her holiday this year with her five children commenteed how much hard work camping is with little ones and that it takes weeks to recover – I’ve already started entering comps to win a holiday cottage holiday next year!



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The great garden project

We‘ve all had a hand in stripping the old turf and digging out tree roots …should have called in Time Team but all we found was bits of old tiles. Hoping at least one of the kids will take to gardening.Turfing next week thanks to the sterling efforts of dh and his parents (I supplied the tea!)


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Teaching your five year old to blog can have it’s hazards!

Have been a truly lazy blogger over the summer holidays – due to the fact we decided to returf and rennovate the whole of our back garden.. aiming to sell the house when the market picks up ! I haven’t checked in for so long I hadn’t noticed that my five year old has added a video (see last post) to my blog instead of her own. I suppose it’s my fault really for creating a child who blogs at bedtime via my android phone instead of sleeping ! At least her home ed IT are up to scratch !!

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