Science Without Text Books!

Science would not be in my list of ‘strong subjects’.  At high school I did ok with biology (earthworms, amoeba and hydra), but physics scared me (too much like complicated mathematics). And chemistry confused me (chemical formulae and smelly test tubes). So ‘grown up’ science was just hard and scary.  And when I first started homeschooling I found in-depth science … Continue reading

Great and Simple Pleasures

Fathers Day called for a special family afternoon tea with best china, scones, home made jam and mascarpone cheese (which replaces the Cornish clotted cream I’ve only ever tasted in England).  This is always something of a ritual at our house; something to look forward to, enjoy and remember fondly. Not that long ago I had the great pleasure of … Continue reading