Just to clarify. I was bored of work not this blog (which I haven’t done enough on to be bored by it yet!).
Life seems a little too full at the moment (when isn’t it?) to be spending any time thinking about a blog. I may come back to this later.
…just bored with it
A week into the whole home-ed thing, and Oren’s reading and writing is coming on in leaps and bounds. They both seem to be a lot easier to get on with, too.
We all went ice-skating last friday, in Streatham. Elsie was brilliant. Ice-skating is a pretty difficult thing to get the hang of, and where, usually, you would expect Elsie to give up quite quickly, she really kept at it and by the end was happily pushing herself all the way around the rink with no help at all. The other kids there were a great help, holding her hands and giving her encouragement.
They’re off to the Natural History Museum today, to search for dinosaurs. Can’t wait till my work comes to an end so that I can join in!
On the second day of home-school for the kids, they went to a group at an adventure playground with animals, where Elsie met her double and Oren was schooled in the art of pool hustling by a couple of 8 year olds. Why did we waste so much time sending them to regular school?
Put the window in the wall last night (cheers Matt), and it fits like a tailored glove! I’ll post a pic when I have one. All that remains now is to fill, sand, paint and seal the outside and fit out the inside (seal, insulate, board out, fill, sand and paint the walls, make a floor, oh god the list goes on!), and I’ll be ready to move the office in…once I’ve sorted the radiator lighting and electrics. So not really even close to finishing yet. Still, I do have a tremendous feeling of achievement to have got this far without any major incident!
After a tremendous amount of discussion and thought, we have decided to take our children out of school and educate them at home. Feels a little like stepping off a cliff.
Tomorrow I should be starting my biggest building project to date. If It doesn’t rain I’ll be SMASHING DOWN the existing utility room wall and re-building it. Oren promises he’s going to help. I’ll document it and stick some pics up.
Got a possible booking with Uniform (www.uniform.net) for 3 months. Seems the dry period may be coming to an end (though I shouldn’t really say that, tempting fate an all). Looks like it’s going to be difficult find the time to complete various building projects at home if this keeps up!
I don’t expect this to get much traffic, but I will occasionally post random thoughts, images etc.