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Home Educated: Not Hidden, Not Abused, Not Radicalised.

An open letter to Women’s Hour at BBC Radio 4 Dear Ladies, Before this Thursday’s programme entitled “How can we best safeguard children who are home schooled?” is aired I just want to make sure that Jenni understands the difference … Continue reading

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Lick Observatory

We had a very scenic (long, scary, windy, mountainous) drive out to Lick Observatory to start our New Year. The oldest telescope there, the Great Lick Refractor is a real beauty and is 127 years old on the 3rd of … Continue reading

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Oh Christmas Tree…

Though we decorated the house at the beginning of December we waited to get our tree.  I don’t think we have ever waited this long to buy our Christmas tree.  We were worried about finding one that would fit our … Continue reading

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Music Academy Recital

Musical recital time is something new for us, but any opportunity for the kids to play in front of an audience is great.  The academy here has many good students, and I’m thrilled to see how well my two are … Continue reading

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Peppermint Bark

Hazel sent in a quick and easy Christmas recipe to the Dreamcatcher Blogzine, Peppermint Bark.  It is so easy to make and contains Hazel’s two most favourite treats: chocolate and mints!  To get the recipe check out the blogzine article … Continue reading

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Tafoni and Monarch Butterflies

Having learned about the migration of the Monarch Butterflies last year in the UK, I was happy to discover they nested not too far from us during the winters.  We decided to take a drive down the coast to see … Continue reading

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Yosemite Valley, Half Dome

On Saturday we drove out to the Yosemite Valley for the first time.  We did the Tiago Pass in May, but we hadn’t visited the valley before.  Though we know the air quality in California is not great, what we … Continue reading

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