What a wonderful month August has been. Full of sunshine, fun with friends and family, and even my birthday Here are some of the highlights of our home educating adventures this month
We spent a lovely day in Beacon Park with Esther, James, Marnie and Izzy. There was lots of gymnastics practice, and a very friendly cat that got nicknamed C C Castersugar!
We had a lovely time at a jewellery making workshop at Chase Group, where all three children produced some amazing creations.
We met the lovely Caroline, Lauren, Tom and Martha at Cannon Hill Park for cycling, hide and seek and tree climbing fun.
We went book bench hunting with Elaine, Jacob and Jess in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, and Birmingham Library.
We had a lovely play date with Miriam, Caleb, Flynn and Niamh.
Alfie and I went book benching to Blakesley Hall, Solihull and lots of libraraies.
We spent two days with Uncle Matt and Mei Mei, visiting from Singapore, as well as lots of visits to see Nanny and Grandad.
We had a lovely day at Witley Court with Elaine, Jacob and Jess. We picnicked by the Perseus and Andromeda fountain,explored the ruins and painted rocks
We had a wonderful meet up at Jacks Wood with lots of lovely HE friends, cooking over the camp fire, making rope swings and decorating the trees with clay faces. There was much excitement when the firefighters (including a female one!) came to put out a fire left smouldering by youths using the woods the previous weekend. The children were fascinated, and they obligingly showed them their thermal imaging camera and explained how it worked.
We had an amazing science day, doing loads of experiments.
On my birthday we went to The Warehouse Cafe for lunch and found lots more book benches.
We spent an amazing day with the Hupfield clan at Ilam Park in the Peak District.
We spent a lovely day walking the summer adventure trail at Kedleston Hall with Charlotte, Mark, Katie-Rose and Bella
We made lots of cupcakes and delivered them to Cate’s cake sale in aid of breast cancer support.
We had another amazing day with friends at Chase Group.
We had a final lunch at Taybarns with Granny and Grandpa before it closes down for good.
Poppy had her friend Evie to play. Whilst they were jewellery making and drawing upstairs, Alfie, Amber and I had a board game marathon! Our HE meet at the library was cancelled at short notice, so we made a trip to our local library instead,
We spent a lovely day at Coughton Court with Bex and Violet.
We had a fun playdate with Marnie and Izzy
A lovely walk around the nature reserve and play date with Caleb, Flynn and Niamh.
An amazing day at Arley Arboretum with Kate, Clare, Bex and their amazing broods. The boys loved completing the Alice in Wonderland trail, and Poppy made a new HE friend on the playground whom she has since been emailing.
We went fruit picking with Sally, Julie, Bex and their lovely children. We picked lots of strawberries, plus broccoli, cauliflower and blueberries.
We had a lovely (if soggy!) bike ride at Emberton Country Park with Uncle Steve, Aunty Andy and cousin Toby.
At Chase Group we made art using nature, and Poppy played with her friends Jaxon and Aeryn outside.
We had a lovely time at Shugborough Hall with friends finding the seven secret doors hidden around the gardens.
We also had lots of fun at home. We collected four new rescue chickens – Rocky Road, Brownie, Dark Chocolate and Firefly.
We had lots of fun at home making cards, doing jigsaws, playing board games, reading, watching Inside the Factory documentaries, playing in the garden and rollerskating and pogoing!
What an amazing summer :_) Now for our favourite month of all – September!