Perhaps you could take five minutes to read below and think about it, in the context of your life and the decisions of your Governments. Many of our grandparents fought and died in the Second World War, afterwards everyone agreed this - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights - no more commentary needed. Article 1. All … Continue reading Have you ever read this? It’s compelling.
Only a few of those who know me intimately know of my absolute, joyful and unabashed love of wind turbines. I find them majestic and calming. I love how they rise out of the countryside, enduring, stoic, reliable, rhythmic... It's a niche thing I appreciate, but I'd argue not outside the wider bounds of normal. … Continue reading Wind turbines, straight lines and other wild passions
Some of you may be aware of the #30dayswild challenge run by the UK Wildlife Trust throughout June. Some of you may have seen the gorgeous magazine-worthy blog and Instagram posts recording the "Random Acts of Wildness" that over 49,000 people, including me, have signed up to commit... here's ours. So, we're home educating. We are … Continue reading #30dayswild – here’s how we’re doing!
Written for World Autism Awareness Week: this is my equivalent of the shaved head, raffle or sponsored slim. If it touches you at all, please click here to make a donation to the National Autistic Society or at least, share as widely as you can so we can hopefully tap into some rich people... Pause Accidents will happen (even in … Continue reading Pause: an alphabetical proverbial poem about adulting and parenting
Please note this post was prepared way ahead of the awful event at Westminster last week, there's no attempt to play off any increased searching or traffic around terms related to the Houses of Parliament. I thought about not publishing this but on reflection, I hope the majority of people will not be offended. If you disagree, I … Continue reading Too Much Information? Butt out!
It seems to be a 'thing' in the blogging community to do a "Year In Review" post and so as 2016 draws to a close, I've been thinking about this blog and what I've achieved, enjoyed, learned, yadda, blah, yadda... and there's no escaping that, for me, it has run its course. Once upon a time I … Continue reading Happy and out…
Sometimes days are just perfect for no reason other than you are 100% living them. Warm soft sand, warm soft breeze, warm soft family, warm soft arms, warm soft words... ...rather belatedly via Photo Challenge: Relax PS - the original high-resolution files for these images are lost, it serves as a reminder to relax, live … Continue reading Photo Challenge: Relax
Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each. Plato
...thinking about my Mum. It's my birthday and my daughter's birthday just a couple of weeks apart. Every year on my daughter's birthday I am taken right back to the moments when she entered the world and I feel it all over again. On my birthday, I know my Mum experiences the same about me. I will … Continue reading It’s Not This Time of Year Without…
I can't guarantee anything for anyone else, nor for my own family. I know what does damage, and I know what might help. Every second of every day things happen or don't happen and there are consequences. I would say if you don't want to gamble, don't unschool, but the truth is that everything else … Continue reading Guarantee