I’ve blogged every other day this week so I have decided to blog everyday for the whole week so we can have a record of a week in our lives.
So in the interests of full disclosure here’s what we did after I had blogged yesterday. the thing with home education is that many of us don’t keep school hours. So I picked up the girls (and friends) from expedition club. Bickered on the way home with rebekah about what dates we had agreed for what activities etc. etc. Quick dinner again – potato wedges, courgettes, reduced breaded chicken from Sainsbury’s and salad.
Then the girls presented the work they had done for the environmental science IGCSE – it was a week and half overdue! It was about birthrates and death rates and different climate zones. Jonathan helped out by explaining to rebekah how a key worked on one of the diagrams!
Then Lark Rise to Candleford this lead to lots of discussion about changing work practices, the industrial revolution and housing in the 20th century – the girls drifted away leaving Martin talking only to me!
So back to Thursday. The last of Jonathan’s circus course today. So there was lots of practising to do and a Splat challenge for Jonathan. I managed to sneak out to the lovely wool shop in Ventnor and buy some new wool and needles! Martin snuck out to the library – yes really – Martin who doesn’t read went to the library and borrowed an actual book!
Then we had to dash back, pick up the car from the garage, rush round Lidl to try unsuccessfully to get Jonathan some cheap shoes and get back for lunch. Ruth had left to go climbing by the time we got back and Rebekah had made some lovely sweet potato and lentil soup. Not sure exactly what the girls had done in the morning Ruth had done some Environmental science work and Rebekah appears to have reorganised her bedroom as well as sorting lunch.
Next up Rebekah was taking Jonathan to the local youth centre for a Lego play and Wikaniko reps talk. Ruth and I were doing felting with a couple of friends just some basic dreadlock hairbands.
Had a great time doing the felting – haven’t done any for ages and really enjoyed it – looking forward to doing my felt bag making course now.
Rebekah and Jonathan arrived home, Jonathan liked playing with my friends toddler for a while before everyone headed home and it was yet another rushed dinner. Martin has a 6.30 meeting and the girls need to get out for circus. So it’s pasta and pesto made more interesting by Rebekah doing some onions, sweetcorn and courgettes to go with it.
Dinner involves discussion about the too many things we want to do on Saturday – the protest against the cuts is definitely out, some want to go to Ian Boyd’s bird walk some want to do Roundabout exchange – cleaning hour needs doing and Martin wants to work on the van. We’ve been pretty busy all week so not sure what if anything we’re going to manage to fit in on Saturday – key thing is not to feel stressed and remember the value of idleness.