Unleaded petrol in the diesel car! Back injury! Not the usual Valentines …

Last Thursday I injured my back, not in a minor “ooh, my back’s hurting a bit today” kind of injury more of a “Arrghhh, I can’t stand up, move my legs, drive, sleep or do anything!” kind of way. How…

16 Reasons for NOT moving to a remote Scottish Island

To provide a balanced view on why it may NOT be a good idea to move to a remote Scottish Island I’ve put together another list. 16 reasons for not moving to a remote Scottish Island. To be fair it probably…

Just saying …

Son’s Facebook status “In a relationship …” Help!

My eldest son has got a girlfriend – how do I know? He put it on his Facebook status that he is “in a relationship!” New phase of parenting has arrived, does it come with a manual? Erm, no. We will…

15 reasons for moving to a remote scottish island

Following on from my previous post. http://whatkatydidnext-yorkshiremum.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/what-if.html What if Katy moved to a remote Scottish Island … I thought it would be a good idea to think about the pro’s and cons. Ever the optimist I’ve decided to go for…

How to unschool your child

How to un-school your child: ” If you only had a year more with that child, what would you expose him to? Where would you go? What would you eat? What would you watch? What would you do? If you…

Fountains Abbey! Making use of our National Trust membership

Hopefully, according to my phone, today is going to be sunny. We are going to one of our favourite National Trust properties – Fountains Abbey in Ripon. If you have never been before, it’s definitely worth a visit, as it’s…

What if ….

What if  Katy and her family upped sticks to escape and live in a remote Scottish Island? We have come to the conclusion, that actually as a family we are not that keen on other people (present company excluded of course)! So,…

9 failed attempts at communicating with school

A record of attempts to form a channel of communication with my home educated sons potential new secondary school. 1 – October 2016, phoned school to ask if there are any vacancies. Snotty response from secretary that it’s not information they can…

An arty kind of week

One of the most pleasurable parts of home education is the freedom to learn and try out new things. I loved art as a child and so does my son. However, my art lessons at school finished abruptly when it was time…

CGP revision guides, BBC bitesize and revision!

A fairly successful day helping my son revise yesterday. Wow though! How lucky are children today with so many resources to revise from. Gone are the days when we had to go to the library for information or spend hours…