Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Summer days and Summer weather!!!!!

I love the holidays but they fly by far too quickly...

This week we've been to Manga Art here. My youngest learned how to draw bodies to accompany her manga faces so she is very pleased, whilst I spent 2 whole hours browsing the shelves of the local Christian bookshop, so I'm very pleased too :o)

She also continues to teach her friend to play the keyboard, not sure what they'll do when they reach the level my daughter's at but thats something to worry about for another day I suppose.

We continue to watch Robin Hood and Discover the Normans through Domesday and the Normans which of course is all about the Middle Ages.

So this week has been a bit schooly but of course we're not doing school ;o)

Thursday, 12 August 2010

The Versatile Blogger Award

I've been given my very first blog award; I'm surprised, shocked even, but also very pleased so thank you to Chelle from last in line as I really appreciate it.

The rules of the award are that I have to pass it on to other blogs that I deem worthy (there are so many that it's going to be hard to choose) and that I have to tell seven things about myself.

Here goes:
1. I am a Christian
2. I enjoy gardening
3. I enjoy cooking although the family may not always enjoy what I produce ;o)
4. I have 3 children but home educate two at the moment.
5. I live in the North East of England
6. I try to enjoy life to the full
7. I would spend all my money on books if hubby didn't stop me ;o)

Well, that's me in a nutshell so now for the hard part... which blogs to choose... I could be here for a while so you might want to go grab a coffee ;o)

Drum roll please... in no particular order (because I really couldn't choose which one I like the most anyway) are the blogs that I wish to pass on this award to:

Blog 1 is Sheri from Homeschoolin on a wing and a prayer

Blog 2 is Amy from Fisher Academy International

Blog 3 is Lee from Just Us

Blog 4 is Elle from Ellie's Treasures

There I'll leave it at that, otherwise I will be here all night.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Sun, fun and then lots of rain

Well, we've had lots of fun spending time with friends, enjoying trips to the beach, out to the shops and cafes. The weather has been good with plenty of sunshine for the most part and then we had a down pour today so that watered my plants nicely and saved me a job.

My son continues working through the hols for Elance and for this company and he's really enjoying it. It's giving him lots of experience about the world of work ready for when he dives in fulltime in the not too distant future.

We have a food shop to do, dental appointments and hairdressing appointment for this week and then that will be the second week of the hols finished, I really can't believe how quickly the time is going and I'm still not done with planning for next year yet...

Friday, 6 August 2010

2nd Week of Hols

So far I've had a lazy week this week, no teaching, answering questions or dashing out to appointments and I have to say I'm thoroughly enjoying it, just not sure I could do this every week .

During my relaxation week I made Cinnamon Streusal Muffins from here (scroll right down to the bottom for the recipe) and here's my photo below:

They were a huge hit with the family even though I put lots of cinnamon in, I love cinnamon!

During a shopping trip in town I bought my first lot of provisions for the new school year, photo below. I'm trying to spend less this year, but the diaries are a must as my daughter loves having a meet up and writing in what she has to get done and what she wants to get done and then ticking it off as she gets it done. It just means that she's not waiting around for me if I get sidetracked doing something else :o) The purple one is my daughter's so the red one is mine, they were a bargain at £1.49 each and the handwriting pens were £1 for the lot.

Planning wise: I've got on really well, I know what I want us to do, my daughter has okayed most of that and added what she wants to get done, so now it's just fitting it all in. I've worked out that next term we'll only do 3 1/2 days academic work, so it's going to be tough going but that's the challenge I suppose :o)