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Our first home education group meet of the year was a wet felting workshop. Great fun all round. 
First meet of the year, a workshop run by a felting expert. Now, I'm reasonably familiar with felt after my Kentwell experience, but I'm never going to pass up on the chance to work with an expert, and this turned out to be great fun. Smallest designed a picture, I just love the way the colours ...
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A new review and giveaway for a bundle of fairytale phonic learning to read books from Miles Kelly. 
A little while ago we were sent some Miles Kelly phonics books to review. At the time, Smallest was completely uninterested, so they languished on a pile, looking very attractive but being mainly unloved. A couple of weeks ago, she had a new burst of interest in the whole reading process, ...
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Last time it was allegations of abuse, this time they're concerned we're radicalising our children. Each government has a different excuse for legislating on home education, but the end result would be the same, an erosion of parental rights and responsibilities. 
What *is* it that politicians think I'm doing with my children? wpid-img_20150514_140533.jpg. I think I'm home educating them. Educating them otherwise than at school, as is my legal right. Well some of them. Tigerboy is too young to count, and Big is now in school, and don't get me started on ...
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I've lived with anxiety all my life. Now I understand the roots of it, I'm beginning to get a grip on how to manage it. Photography helps. 
Thursdays are hard for me at the moment because I finally started attending an #autism support group. Not a carers group, a post diagnosis group for myself, to help with aspects of living with #aspergers. For me, and indeed many people with ASD diagnosis, autism comes with a high level of ...
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Magically misty morning in the garden today. Utterly beautiful. 
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Grotty morning but gorgeous sunset tonight. Hope your day was kind to you wherever you are.

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There's been a lot of media interest in home education over the last month or so, here's a round up of the main topics 
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Frosty morning in the garden. Decided against making resolutions, as all that happens is I feel bad about failing and then give up trying. I have a whole stack of planners, and I'm looking forward to doing some work with JKP books reviewing some stuff on executive function.
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Do you ever find that the usual productivity tips don't really work for you? Maybe you need to approach things a different way. Here's what I'm finding works for my neurodiverse brain. 

(Neurodiverse is a term used within the autistic community.)
Have you ever played 2048? It's a horribly addictive number tile puzzle game, you slide the numbers about and they double up when they touch matching tiles. You're trying to get to 2048, and of course if you achieve that, the target doubles. Did I mention it's horribly addictive?
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Hosting a new giveaway on the blog tonight - £100 amazon giftcard up for grabs with DC Kids. 
If your children are anything like mine, you may well have one or two superhero fans among them. If that means you're looking for a good place to find lots of superhero action in one easy to find place, DC Kids is your answer. The latest animated series from DC Kids features all of your ...
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Afternoon light through autumn leaves. (There's a slightly different version up on http://instagram.com/liveotherwise )

I like playing with light and a camera :) 
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Today's spur of the moment outing was to Flatford mills, the heart of Constable country, for a bat walk.

Definitely scenic! Anyone care to name the cottage? 
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Blogger, web marketing and PR, content developer.
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Writing, reading, java, php and wordpress. Oh, and drinking tea.
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  • Colneis.net http://colneis. net
    social media marketing, blogger, tech support, programmer, present
  • Making it up http://liveotherwise.co.uk/makingitup
    blogger, reviewer, tweeter, parent, home educator. I don't wash bottles though., present
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Reader, blogger, eternally convinced that one day I will beat my todo list.
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I home educate, blog, read and talk about tech and IT type stuff.
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I've blogged since 2003.
Education
  • Open University
    maths
  • Durham University
    philosophy
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