Perfect Books for Christmas Gifts (10 years to Young Adult)

In this house, delving into a good book, and discovering its hidden exciting new worlds, characters and possibilities, is the best way to relax. We’ve selected five excellent books from six age categories which would make the perfect Christmas presents for the young people in your lives – this post covers the first three categories, from 10 years to young adult. Look out for my next blog post with recommendations for ages 3 to 10 years – coming soon! … More Perfect Books for Christmas Gifts (10 years to Young Adult)

Finding Balance in Your Homeschool Life

Choosing how best to spend time on your home education journey is never easy. The combination of a total freedom of choice with what feels like complete responsibility for nurturing those most precious to you can be incredibly daunting. But fear not – this post encourages you to worry less about whether you’ve chosen the best curriculum and focus more on finding the right balance for your family’s needs. … More Finding Balance in Your Homeschool Life

Running Our First 100km Ultramarathon

It’s been a cathartic process to write up the highs and lows of our latest crazy adventure, so if you’re interested to find out what it’s like to run/walk/hobble through 100km, in the format of 4km loops run on the hour, every hour, for 25 consecutive hours, read on… And just a HUGE thank you to everyone who supported us virtually, in person or through your sponsorship. And particularly to Will and Ellie for completing this mad challenge with us! … More Running Our First 100km Ultramarathon

The Benefits of Children Playing Team Sport

With the onset of the sun, our lives have been consumed with all things cricket related. During the many hours spent watching Bean10 play, I’ve had plenty of opportunity to observe and reflect on the huge benefits to be gained from being part of any team sport.

“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” Phil Jackson
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What We’re Reading

I’m in the process of compiling a guide of our top 100 book recommendations for each age category. So, we’ve all been busily researching and reading away to make sure we haven’t missed anything exceptional to recommend on top of our existing favourites. To give you a taster, here are some of the best books we’ve read recently in the 9-12 and teen/young adult categories. … More What We’re Reading

Learning How to Wild Forage

For many years, I’ve had the desire to learn the old-age craft of searching for my own food in the wild rather than a supermarket, but my own ignorance and fear of accidentally picking something poisonous held me back. So, when I happened upon a local and highly rated foraging course, I booked us all straight in! Read this post to find out more about our latest microadventure! … More Learning How to Wild Forage