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)
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
After 18 months on English soil, we finally left her shores to explore the beautiful island of Crete. This post documents all our adventures from swimming with horses to sea kayaking in caves to hiking the Samaria Gorge. … More Family Microadventures in Crete
I’m a big believer in the importance a very long summer holiday. Like many of the most academically successful countries in the world, we take an extended 10-week break. Learning never stops, it just takes a different form. This post looks at some of the benefits – I’m sure you’ll be able to relate! … More The Benefits of the Long Summer Holiday
Our weekend’s microadventure: a kids’ mud obstacle race in Essex! Check out the post for pictures and a short video of Bean10’s muddy fun day out! … More A Mud Obstacle Race Adventure!
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
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
… More The Benefits of Children Playing Team Sport
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
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
With lockdown starting to ease and the weather sunny and bright, we’ve finally started to venture outside of Kent (!) to enjoy some much-needed family adventure time! Here are seven ideas for microadventures perfect for completing during springtime in the UK. Hope you find some inspiration! … More 7 Spring Microadventures