We have a winner!

I am very pleased to announce the winner of the Easter Book Voucher Competition from Random.Org  Congratulations, Lisa Forde-Piggott!  🙂 Lisa has won US$20 to spend on a book or books from TheBookDepository  I have emailed Lisa, privately with the details.   Happy Easter, everyone, and I’ll write again next week.  Stephanie … Continue reading

Easter Competition – WIN a Book Voucher

I am pleased to announce a competition!  I have a US$20 book voucher for The Book Depository to give away for Easter.  And you can have up to seven chances to win! Here’s how to enter: Simply leave a comment on this post, answering this question: What book would you take with you to a desert island if you could only … Continue reading

A Song for Christchurch

My songwriter friend, (wrote ‘Brother, Let Me Be Your Servant’) Richard Gillard, has written a song, a tribute to Christchurch. Listen to it here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rplobKsj54Q This song is a gift to the people of New Zealand, royalty free for, and into, the unforeseeable future. Writing about the song, Richard says that the song is based on a hymn by Isaac … Continue reading

The Horror That Unfolds

Living in a small country like New Zealand with a population of just four million people, we are naturally very affected by any big event.  The Prime Minister said “We may well be witnessing New Zealand’s darkest day.”  I fear he may be right. Today Christchurch was hit with another earthquake, this one so bad that although we are in … Continue reading

Stop, Listen and Enjoy

This week I have a new article in the Guest Writers section. Please take time to treat yourself to a lovely article written by my Spanish friend, Silvia Cachia.  The article is called Stop, Listen and Enjoy and Silvia tells her story of her homeschool journey to date, using beautiful words, fonts  colours and pictures. Here’s a taste of the … Continue reading

10% discount voucher for The Book Depository

Did you know that The Book Depository is having a pre Christmas sale?   As well as their fabulous prices and free delivery,  you can now get a 10% off voucher for the next couple of weeks.  To receive a voucher, you need someone to recommend you and the person who recommends also gets a 10% voucher.  You can read more about it … Continue reading

Homeschool Planner for American Homeschoolers

This offer is for American readers and it’s time-critical! From now until Midnight Pacific Time, Wednesday, November 10, The Schoolhouse Planner is on sale for $19.50. That’s a 50% savings!  And there is also a special price for the Student Planners at 40% off!   And while I am here I will just let you know that The Old Schoolhouse has launched … Continue reading

NZ Homeschool Diary is ready – pass it on

The 2011 New Zealand Homeschool Diary is ready. And I must say that it is looking beautiful! In case you haven’t seen it before, it’s a styley, comprehensive, homeschool diary which has been designed specifically for New Zealand homeschoolers by a New Zealand homeschooler. As well as appointments, homeschool record keeping and planning pages, the 2011 New Zealand Homeschool Diary … Continue reading