Sort of catching up..

How did that happen? How did so many weeks pass and i didn’t blog, not once!!

June, what did we do in June….and July!!

We had Historyetc, Artetc and some days out and a holiday!

Somewhere around the end of May/beginning of June we attended an en famille meeting.  Poppy has been very keen to have a French/Spanish ‘sister’ but does not want to do a full exchange so we have applied to host only and spent a whole day listening to how it works, hearing from families who have been through an exchange or are currently going through one.   The following day we went back for an interview and then all we had to do was wait for a decision.   Unfortunately we found out earlier this week that Poppy does not have a match 😦 She took it fairly well as we had prepared her, she was aware that the odds were stacked against us for a number of reasons, mainly due to wishing to host only but also that we home educate.  We have been put on a reserve list and will also be reviewed for a match next Feb/Mar.

The girls have also this month decided that they no longer want to share a bedroom, rather more that Skye has decided she wants her own room.  I did think this would cause a big problem for Poppy as she really does love sharing with Skye but she surprised us and was ok with the decision and actually quite excited.

Historyetc – Romans.  Some fab crafts and activities for this one, making a bulla, roman coins, peg dolls, clay pestle and mortars used for grinding fruit, mosaics, making elderflower and rose water.  There was also lots of cooking, globuli, Roman Libum (a bit like cheesecake).  Also sweet and salty dates, dates covered in honey and salt and cooked in a pan.

Artetc – Merry did some GCSE Biology with the bigger 3, Skye, Fran and C whilst the others spent time trampolining, playing in the garden.  Followed up with some bug art using watercolour and oilpastels which was quite fun 🙂 Photos to follow, yes i am behind on that too!

We then had a go at writing couplet poems which was rather successful 🙂

To finish the day Merry gathered them together for some poetry and looked at The Highwayman, click here to see Merry’s full account 🙂


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