An Open Letter to Parents Wanting An Adventure. A letter inspired by messages from parents I get most days, asking how we made the leap and often saying they don't think they could do it. Dear Parent, You’re thinking of adventure. You have been adult-ing pretty well, even if most of it is an . . .
Things to do near Bournemouth with kids! One of our favourite places to bring our kids for a break in the UK is Dorset. This lovely southern county is home to the Jurassic coast, where the fossils of dinosaurs are being discovered even today. We have family who live near the village of Wareham in . . .
Boing festival review One of the challenges of home educating is that instead of finding things to do as a family each weekend, you have to find things to do every day. That can get old fast, so we are always happy when we hear about new, fun events to visit and we delighted to be invited to Boing . . .
Busaba menu review, London This weekend we celebrated my Mum's birthday. We didn't fancy cooking and thought it would be fun to test the very limits of human patience via the waiting staff at a riverside restaurant, so we made a last-minute booking at Busaba Eathai in Kingston. We had envisioned a . . .
Is Chartwell House with kids any good? Ah, England. Sweet, cold, wintry England with its slate grey-green countryside. How I underestimated you. I'm falling more in love with this little country all the time (despite living in Bali), as I've come to appreciate the special beauty of its heritage . . .
Homeschooling UK law Home schooling- isn't that illegal? Don't kids have to go to school in the UK? That is something we get asked a lot. Perhaps the most unusual thing about our family (apart from the fact that we live on a small tropical island) is that our children don't go to school. Instead . . .
A grumpy day out with kids to Bedgebury Pinetums, Kent We decided to make the most of the hot weather again today, and headed to Kent for a family day out at Bedgebury Pinetums. We could have gone to the local park instead but I'd heard there were severe roadworks on our route and I was curious to . . .
A Family day out at National Trust site, Box Hill England is a veritable treasure trove of scenic nature and historic architecture. As a home educating family, we are always on the lookout for new opportunities for our kids to explore the country we live in and squeeze out every last drop of . . .
Family country walks in Surrey We live near some beautiful English countryside and when we aren't sure what to do for an afternoon we just pop on some flip flops or wellies (English Summer, amirite) and head out to the nearest field. Yesterday was glorious and sunny and we spotted the first juicy . . .
Our favourite of the lavender fields UK We are very fortunate to live in greater London, with easy access to the centre of the capital as well as the beautiful countryside of the Surrey Hills. This means that when we fancy a day out with kids we can choose from city offerings like the Tower of . . .