Thursday, 26 March 2009

They are finished!!!

Here they are, finished at last! Very warm and comfy, but tricky to knit in places!

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Julia's Art

One of the things that Julia enjoys doing is painting. There is lady in the US who posts an idea to draw or paint every week. It is called Sketch Tuesday. Julia doesn't participate every week, but here are some of her efforts

A hummingbird

A lady from a Henri Rousseau painting.

A snow boarder.

Home-educating for me is a balance between replicating school( which I am not trying to do) and learning things for learning's sake.
Our day goes something like this:
After breakfast we have family bible-reading and prayers.
Then Phil reads to us- at the moment we are going through church history using a series of books called 'History Lives'.
Lydia is busy revising for her final IGCSEs, so does her own thing, apart from having music lessons with Phil( practical,theory and history), she also runs with Phil.
Julia does some Maths(Elmwood maths Yr 7),English(Galore Park),Bible Study and handwriting practice every day.She does history,geography,science and french once or twice a week as well. I am trying to include looking at different composers and artists every week. She has just started playing tennis with Phil- aren't I grateful for an active husband!!

Monday, 16 March 2009


Had a lovely time with Daniel on saturday.He borrowed two open canoes from the centre where he is training and we went for a paddle down the Exeter canal.
It is great to have him nearer us.We had fish and chips overlooking the weir that Daniel and his course-mates had paddled down recently.

Saturday, 7 March 2009

The Cake

More pictures including yummy cake- Orange and White Chocolate!


Yesterday was avery busy day.It started with Lydia opening her 16th birthday cards and presents, moved on to the Women's World Day of Prayer service, then out to Haldon Forest for a picnic lunch and walk, back home for a cup of tea and cake(thanks Sally), then off to Top of The Town club. Home for lemon chicken and birthday cake followed by a DVD and a very late night! Good job it doesn't happen every week! I think Lydia enjoyed her day, food and presents.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Sock progress

Here is a sock in progress.The heel is nearly complete and I am about to start knitting up(or is it down?) the foot!
Then all I have to do is knit the other one!

Phil and his wall

Here is Phil resting on his handiwork! He is making a lovely job of the new wall and steps at the bottom of the garden,