Covid-19 | The Early Days of Home Schooling

Because you knew I would ... Nine days in on the home schooling front. I'd be lying if I told you that all had been well ... but it has gone better then expected. We're not trying to reinvent the educational wheel, we're simply trying to get through the age-appropriate basics ... English, Maths, History, … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Early Days of Home Schooling

Frugal February | A Month of No Buying

During February of last year, I didn't buy anything that wasn't considered necessary - no to new clothes, no to new books, no to slices of cake in our local dog-friendly café. I've just completed another Frugal February and I feel good about it. It's been good practice to pause and actively consider whether a … Continue reading Frugal February | A Month of No Buying

A Month In Which I Don’t Buy Anything I Don’t Truly Need | The Re-run

In February last year, I only bought things that were considered essential. I'm doing the same again this year. No buying anything I don’t truly need. My list includes: tea/coffee in cafés, with a notable exception allowed.magazineschocolate/sweets/biscuitsclothesbooksscrapbooking productsrandom online shopping. Amazon, I’m looking at you Frugal February will give me a chance to actively live with our … Continue reading A Month In Which I Don’t Buy Anything I Don’t Truly Need | The Re-run

Blog Review | 2019

Happy New Year! Final sunset of 2019 Let me begin by thanking you for reading, commenting and staying with me throughout 2019. It was quite a year. Let's also take a look at the all-important numbers: I wrote 253 posts, totalling 42,065 words. I have 138 followers. There were 1,604 comments, averaging 6 comments per … Continue reading Blog Review | 2019

Road Trip to Normandy | Bayeux and Ranville War Cemeteries

It's all very well visiting the towns and beaches from the Normandy campaign, but I also felt that our visit wouldn't have been complete if we hadn't paid our respects to Britain's war dead. The cemeteries offer an opportunity to pause, reflect and remember. Bayeux War Cemetery Cpl Sidney Bates, VC, lies in Bayeux War … Continue reading Road Trip to Normandy | Bayeux and Ranville War Cemeteries