Coronavirus hasn’t been good for much, but it did give us an excellent practice run at home-education. For someone who treats learning like a competetive sport, Frank has become quite the teaching wizard. Izzy and Sam, both with completely different learning styles, have both seen a huge improvement in maths and English since lockdown began. While we’re travelling, we’ll be keeping that up and using our location to provide all the history, religious studies and science lessons we need to fill their education out.
For those of you who follow our Instagram account you will have seen that on Monday, the sun was shining down on our little piece of the planet, so us four weasels took a cycle across from our cosy little hidey hole in South Bavaria to the impressive dreamlike Schloss Neuschwanstein. Now rationally you might … Continue reading “Frank’s (not quite a) review of Schloss Neuchwenstein”
“I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy one, I will indulge the other.” ~ Frankenstein, Mary Shelley Anyone who knows us will be shocked to hear that I am not a natural home-schooler. Frank is … Continue reading “Homeschooling with Frankenstein”
If you’re anything like me, your daydreams of city excursions will consist of artisan bakeries with delicious coffee, lazy strolls down narrow streets, cocktails and fine-dining. If you’re a lot like me, these dreams will likely have been dashed by the realisation that you have a couple of kids in tow -and even if they … Continue reading “5 Things to do in Zadar with Kids”
From the very complementary description Gemma has put at the top of this page I feel like I am expected to write something sage, learned and profound about the unbridled joys of homeschooling. While I paint this picture, a warm glow should be swelling up inside of me as I speak fondly of the joys … Continue reading “Homeschool: A wobbly start”
We’re going on a bear hunt,We’re going to catch a big one,What a beautiful day!We’re not scared. – Michael Rosen Michael Rosen’s book was a firm favourite of all of ours when the kids were much younger and the old tattered and dogeared edition we read together so many thousand times is one of the … Continue reading “Kuterevo Bear Refuge”