Saturday, 31 January 2015








Family Movie Night in front of a warm fire was Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory linking the bedtime story Roald Dahl theme TDO and E have established via their reading of "Fantastic Mr Fox, Danny Champion of the World" and "George's Marvellous Medicine" in the last week or so.

Very keen now to visit the Roald Dahl Museum and have bookmarked it as a spring gallivant.

S is a big Tim Burton and Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter fan so all happy :)

Woke to a light icing sugar dusting of snow this am.

O is really enjoying Prisoner of Azkaban and so is Crookshanks.

I have been making some mini Doctor Who creates in Hama beads for S today whilst TDO and E have watched Jaws (a movie E has wanted to watch for a while but we thought, perhaps, not before bed) and S and O have continued their game of schools.



Friday, 30 January 2015

Tell Me A Tale





TDO was late home last night so supper rolled straight into #Homeedhour on Twitter


Another busy one with home ed regulars this time networking with places of interest. Previous homeedhours have included famous authors, various service providers. Lots of feedback about how to run good home ed workshops was shared last night. Thanks to everyone who took part. I had no idea it would become so popular.


Meanwhile the trio watched / rewatching the two Pets programs on iPlayer whilst O drew the cat climbing the wall.


A Harry Potter day ended with a read aloud start on Prisoner of Azkaban


This morning TDO and I finished the hama bead tardis whilst S and O played schools (O wrote lines  (photo below) and was taught how to do a forward roll!) and TDO took E to the park.


This afternoon has been about Lego in the log cabin.


S's room has had a bit of a Doctor Who make over.



In Other News

Been listening to the new Prince album.

Our local butcher won the best butcher in Sussex prize last night










Professors McGonagall, Quirrell and Snape as made by O with lots of potions

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Want You In My Soul










It's been a "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" 24 for O age 5. More chapters before bed. We couldn't quite stay awake to finish it so we read the final two chapters in bed before breakfast. That's a "full time education" right? 


Then we watched the movie of the first book Philosophers Stone with breakfast and right now we are watching Chamber of Secrets in movie mode. In and around which O has been drawing the characters and scenes and also working on his minecraft Harry Potter world including iron bars on the window of the Privet Drive house.


It's great rewatching the movies after 2 trips to the studio tour.


S made it to Youth Club last night but has been pretty tired today as she's still not managed a balanced meal so we've had a THD. "There is so much playing I need to do Mum" O says



First day of just me and the trio in many a day. E's been pretty bored. I find his lack of stickability a real challenge somedays.

It's a 3 day weekend.



 I've started a hama bead Tardis