Sunday, 15 July 2012

Time For Change

I decided to rename my blog because the name I gave it was not an accurate representation of what my blog is about. My blog was called 'We Love to Learn' but I have now renamed it 'Tales of Education at Home' as that is really what the blog is about. I also changed the URL name so that it is the same as my title. There always seemed to be something funny about homeeducationsuestyle and We Love to Learn, now it all matches.

I also learned how to edit my Learning Under the Trees webring details today. It took some work finding how to get in to edit it all so that it worked, but I managed to do it!

We have been relaxing and waiting for various activities to come to an end and then we will officially be on holiday. I am already in holiday mode despite that I am so very busy with my musical activities. I play in a brass band, and then I sing in a choir. I enjoy it a lot. Yesterday was a fun day in a nearby town and I went marching in the band. Marching and playing a musical instrument is a lot harder than it looks. It was a fun day and I am already looking forward to next year's festivities.

This week the plan is to take our visiting Flat Traveller to the Hat Museum and then send him home to Arkansas. I will update our Flat Traveller blog with things when I go looking through the pictures I have taken.

Enjoy the sunshine wherever you are, and carpe lux solis (seize the sunshine).

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

This weekend we did what any self-respecting ex pats do, we celebrated our own country's national holiday!

I made a cake with the flag on it and took lots of pictures. We are now gearing up for and have entered summer holidays. This means no 'formal' lessons but of course educational stuff is still happening.

L is going away in 36 hours time and she will be taking her IGCSE textbooks with her 'in case she's bored'. How can that be? As I don't want to dissuade her enthusiasm for studying, I told her just to take two textbooks and not all ten of them!

We had our list trip to drama on Friday, on Monday I organised bowling and that was it. Now I can relax away from the busy-ness of home education activities and have a much needed break from things.

I have also been working on a MAJOR project and on Friday night I stayed up the entire night to finish it. That didn't happen but I did finally manage to finish it Saturday evening.

Today I practised flute and will practise again tomorrow. I also need to practise the trombone for band practice. We have a gig on the 14th in a town not too far away from me.

M and I will do some fun things over the next few weeks and one of the things we will do is a trip to our local museum. She likes to go there and have tea with Alice, as in Alice in Wonderland. We will take photos and then get ready to send our current visiting flat traveller back to Arkansas and then I won't do any flat traveller exchanges until September. I have to update that blog too.

My name's not Kirk but I'm going to sign off with Kirk over and out.