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Stats, more stats and a hint of radioactivity

I am currently sat in our caravan at the end of the driveway, having been ‘allowed’ out to go to the hospital for my PET/CT scan (I’ve got to let the radioactivity wear off before I can go near the children). It was an early appointment, or would have been if the radioactive injections had…… Continue reading Stats, more stats and a hint of radioactivity

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Redcurrant toffee-a lesson in how not to multi-task

Yesterday, having seen how well this year’s crop of berries are forming at the allotment, I decided that it was a good day to use up some of last year’s produce from the freezer. We had a small bag of redcurrants, so redcurrant jelly (which met the approval of the children last time I made…… Continue reading Redcurrant toffee-a lesson in how not to multi-task

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How to name your spiders, and other ways to procrastinate

Home schooling has proved challenging in many ways, mostly due to my 8 year old’s expert procrastination strategies. He really does go above and beyond in his efforts to avoid doing his school work (and we are only doing the minimum amount set, as with the many and varied work avoidance strategies, it takes us…… Continue reading How to name your spiders, and other ways to procrastinate

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The Abandoned Blanket

Have you ever started a project, put it down and found it hard to pick up again? That’s exactly what happened to me with my daughter’s Unicorn Dreams blanket (a free pattern by cute crochet makes). I started it last summer, when, unbeknown to me at the time, I was showing symptoms of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.…… Continue reading The Abandoned Blanket

Baking · Card making · Craft · crochet · home schooling · My other ramblings

An Easter Update

It’s been a few weeks since my last post, and what a busy few weeks they’ve been. Homeschool continued until last Friday, when we broke up for Easter. My approach has changed a little (a lot!) as all children finished school shortly after we did and the childrens’ school posted a timetable out, as well…… Continue reading An Easter Update

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The Unintended Homeschool-Day 1

A week ago, I’d have considered this unthinkable, but yesterday we made the choice to withdraw the children temporarily from school to protect my own health and allowed me to be shielded from the Coronavirus (as per government advice for those with underlying conditions). Because we made such a quick decision, I was totally unprepared…… Continue reading The Unintended Homeschool-Day 1