As I walk around the house in which I currently live, I am reminded how many items I have mentally (and usually physically) let go of and it is freeing to realise that I can do without them. Fifteen years ago, I lived out of a backpack for a year and that experience has shaped the person I have become, more so than I previously realised. I never feel more content than when I … [Read more...] about Declutter and live free: Things I no longer need
We have made a conscious choice to be a one child family. There are many reasons for this, but before I had my son, I decided that having one child seemed a responsible thing to do for our planet. I would not judge others for having more. It's a very personal choice. Of course, I realised my views might change once I became a parent. I might feel an unbearable urge for … [Read more...] about Why we are a one child family
After close to a month’s worth of travel, stays in the capital, in the hills of the interior and on the coast, we know this beautiful, green gem of an Atlantic island pretty well. There’s a very good reason why anyone you know who has been to Madeira will say they have been numerous times, or that they are planning to go back. For such a small island it packs in a lot. And, as … [Read more...] about Best of Madeira
On our recent trip to the Isle of Anglesey, or Ynys Môn in Welsh, we were amazed by the number of well preserved ancient historical sites, some dating back thousands of years. The sites are managed by Cadw, the Welsh government’s heritage service, and most are free to visit, and only a short walk from main roads. Three of them are close to the village of Moelfre on the … [Read more...] about Amazing free things to do on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales
What is home education? There are numerous different terms to refer to what happens when children gain an education outside of school: home schooling, unschooling, world schooling, home education (home edding), learning through life, deschooling. Families tend to gravitate to one phrase or another to describe what they are doing. Currently, the UK law states that children … [Read more...] about Home education: Can children learn without school?