Week 1 Home Schooling

So I knew it wasn’t going to be all rainbows and sunshine… I was wrong, it’s pretty amazing actually. We still get up early, like we are almost programmed to do, and now our day goes something like this… • breakfast• 45 minutes free style writing of numbers and letters any colour you like• Math, Word books for about 2 hours• break time 🙂• afternoons consist of P.E, Art, Cooking or history for 90 minutes.• Finish the day with a free slot, Eldest chooses what she’d like to do. All in all it’s fun, light, but she has already made an improvement with her sequencing and the speed in which … [Read more…]

Home Education.

 I don’t think I have mentioned much about eldests school, or the trouble we have had with it, but we have finally all made the decision it is not the right place for her to be. I don’t feel like she is learning enough, I don’t feel that the teachers or support staff are doing the best they can for the babies they have in the class, and most of all I feel like I can take control of her education and provide a better standard. If you are a teacher and you are reading this, then I’ll clear up I’m not attacking the teaching profession, I’m saying that I … [Read more…]

Chorizo Soup!

It’s not exact and nor is what can happen in the time this takes to cook, the times are flexible to a point. 50g Chirizo (peeled) 2 Red peppers 1 Red Onion Oil Sugar, Salt & Pepper  500g chicken stock Tomato pureé  1 clove of garlic (crushed)  Simple steps to a slightly spicy and lovely soup. Pop peppers in the oven on about 180-200 degrees, for around 20-30 minutes, remove and cool. Once cooled peel the skin off (which can be difficult and sometimes I peel most off and leave some, life’s too short), and chop. Warm oil, chop Chirizo, chop onions, crush garlic.Throw onion and garlic in the oil … [Read more…]

Being late

Can anyone out there explain this mystery?On a normal morning- up before 7 get dressed myself, feed mojo while eldest is getting dressed for school, then do eldest’s breakfast and make her packed lunch, get mojo dressed while eldest does last face wash- after getting her face mucky during breakfast. Then shoes, coat amazing baby carrier (more in the carrier later) and away we go. Get up an hour later due to mojo snoozing through feeding time, and we are still ready at the same time! With less fuss than normal. But if I planned to get up an hour later on purpose I know we’d be an hour late … [Read more…]