The Gallivanters Blog celebrates half a decade of posting this week - around 10 of the 1825 possible posts are missing due to WiFiless holidays but otherwise it is a pretty complete daily record of my experience as a Mother of three children and their life learning without school. Especially for O who was one at the start and turns 7 in April. For S is pretty much covers the years she would have spent in Primary School.
2014 (Minecraft was there then too!)
2015 when the blog turned 4
We wrapped up holiday with some lego for E and O (clearing off the base plates ready to make a new base and sorting out the grey lego and a Bowser Castle Mario Level in lego mode respectively) followed by a YouTube night with MLG Thomas the Tank Engine and a Hermone vs Katniss and a build off with two YouTubers S likes Grian and SamGladiator and some DanTDM from O including a neat surgeon one - a pretty good snapshot of current interests.
Sometimes journal ling this kind of thing feels pretty trivial but it's so great to look back on and I'd forget it for sure if I didn't make a note.
S has finished the third Hunger Games book in the series, MockingJay- she started the first one on the way to Center Parcs a week ago today. They are pretty thick!
Made it back on the cross trainer after a 10 day break. 30 minutes before 7am
E did "Toe to Toe" for 5 minutes - it is very fascinating watching him on Minecraft, Skype, CosmicPVP, JediCraft and clash of Clans and seeing the "big" words he does know and can type and recognise in comparison to the small words he doesn't. E has a new friend on Cosmic he seems to have connected with.
Then there was a Lego Storm Troopers game - My job to make sure they were fitted with hands - really windy sounded like a cat meowing outside the log cabin
After lunch O asked for help finding a DanTDM More TNT mode on Technic Launcher with S and he's been on it since
I had thought we might have gone to Worthing today - then I saw the weather forecast for Storm Imogen and later the pictures around the beach hut!
E has the doctors tomorrow - a month without dairy and a dyslexia test later - it's probably been the most challenging month of his whole life! I have the assessment and stool diary printed out ready to take.