Month in Numbers | June 2020

Another 30 days at, or very near home, but that didn't mean that June wasn't joyful. Let's see what the numbers have to say: 11 online Step classes completed. 30 online sessions of Pilates. 4 pre-booked Field Trips. 101 days since the UK went into Lockdown. 23 more days of homeschooling. The novelty has long … Continue reading Month in Numbers | June 2020

Life in Lockdown | The Boy Child’s Diary

Back in the mists of time, when school closed and work was sent home, one ongoing topic was for The Boy Child to keep a diary of his days at home. I had him set up with divided page protectors and Project Life-style journaling cards by lunch time of the first day of Home School. … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | The Boy Child’s Diary

Project Life Revisited | Weeks 23 and 24

Week 23: I received a bouquet of belated-birthday-flowers from friends. We were able to book a visit to beautiful Waddesdon Manor. Week 24: Tilly had an appointment at the dog groomer. We walked up to school to collect some Maths books and it was great to see some of the staff in person. The highlight … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 23 and 24

A Socially-Distanced Return to Kew Gardens

Just like properties belonging to the National Trust, Kew Gardens has reopened to the public by operating a booking system. The Boy Child and I popped in recently under the homeschooling category of another Field Trip. We're fortunate that we can walk there - it's about 40 minutes walk each way. We have an annual … Continue reading A Socially-Distanced Return to Kew Gardens

A Socially-Distanced Return to Waddesdon Manor

With the lifting of some aspects of the UK lockdown, the National Trust has reopened some of its sites and introduced a booking system for visitors. Keen for a change of scenery and a chance to go out in the car, we booked a visit to Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire. (Our favourites - Hughenden and … Continue reading A Socially-Distanced Return to Waddesdon Manor

Life in Lockdown | Day in the Life – 28 May 2020

06.30: Alarm goes off. The Brainy One is already at work in the office. The Boy Child is still asleep. I get up, clean my teeth and have a quick wash. Dress in shorts and t-shirt. Put the first load of the day (bedding) into the washing machine and switch it on. 07.00: I leave … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Day in the Life – 28 May 2020

Month in Numbers | May 2020

Even with Life in Lockdown, did May turn out to be marvellous? Let's see what the numbers have to say: 15 more days of homeschooling. 24 pieces of Happy Mail sent. 55 days of the 100 Day Project completed. 4 scrapbook pages created. The lowest amount in months. 7 online Step classes. 15,484: My highest … Continue reading Month in Numbers | May 2020

Lockdown Baking | Oat and Cranberry Cookies

Ingredients:•85 g butter• 75 g soft brown sugar• 1 tsp vanilla essence• 75 g dried cranberries• 50 g plain flour• 75 g porridge oats• 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda• 1/2 tsp salt Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 180 C/gas mark 4. 2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in … Continue reading Lockdown Baking | Oat and Cranberry Cookies

Scrapbooking in 2020 #7

The Boy Child and I sat down and looked through his current scrapbook (I think it's Volume 6) and I was shocked to see that I hadn't added anything since our road trip to Normandy last October. I asked him what he wanted me to add and his first suggestion was ... Christmas. I turned … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2020 #7