Author Archives: SJ

About SJ

A mother, writer and free-spirited home-educator with a passion for challenging the norm.

The pros and cons of a working holiday

My recent posts about working holidays have inspired others to do the same, which is great. But there are a number of things that need to be considered before jumping in; although jumping in is always a great way to … Continue reading

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Feeling all woofed out

In my last post I spoke about our adventures in Cirencester while WWOOF-ing(WWOOF: World Wide Opportunities On Organic Farms) . Somewhere in that post I discuss meeting our host and how well I thought we would get on. However, during … Continue reading

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Woofing—again!

Off to the Cotswolds After our fantastic WWOOF( World Wide Opportuitinies On Organic Farms) experience in Dewsbury, last summer, I was excited to organise another trip, but this time I was keen to stay with a few hosts in different locations. … Continue reading

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Monopoly Run

Get a map of London and challenge yourself to visit all the places on the Monopoly board! Great if you like being out and about. Ideas come from everywhere One of the ways we have found to combine our mutual … Continue reading

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Speak up for what you believe and teach your children to do the same

A few weeks ago I took my son, Kai, to the London Wetland Centre (a wildlife centre in West London) to make up for not going to France. We’ve wanted to go here for a long time and checked out … Continue reading

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I can’t home-educate because…

“You home-educate, really?” When people find out that I’m home-educating they are curious and quick to applaud my efforts, but often end with, “I couldn’t do that.” The two main issues people generally have with home-ed are money and having … Continue reading

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Refusing to tread the well-trodden path

Secondary school: should we or shouldn’t we? It’s that time of year when many children in year 6(aged 10-11) are preparing for SATS and have recently found out which secondary schools they have been offered places at. I applied for … Continue reading

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