HOME EDUCATION 2 MONTHS IN…………..

Busy, We are really enjoying home ed-ing Oliver, not only are we having a lot of fun but we are learning sooooo much, it’s great I just wished we started earlier.

Over the last few weeks we have gone fishing countless times (Oliver’s new passion), visited Herstmonceux science centre, visited numerous parks and playgrounds, completed science experiment after science experiment( another passion of Oliver’s). kids gym, Hastings castle, forest school( with a home ed group), home ed meetings, had several old school friends round for tea…..phew and we are moving…..yahhhhhh.

dave and oliver fishing

dave and oliver fishing


We have a well stocked lake just round the corner from us and always catch fish whenever we go Oliver loves it, he constantly asks to go fishing…boys eh

Georgia and Oliver on the funicular lift going up to Hastings castle

Georgia and Oliver on the funicular lift going up to Hastings castle

a creepy little corridor, amazing to think that's been there for over 1000 years

a creepy little corridor, amazing to think that’s been there for over 1000 years

view over Hastings from the castle

view over Hastings from the castle


Hastings has a wonderful castle dating back to the Norman invasion(1066)Immediately after landing in England in 1066 William of Normandy ordered three fortifications to be built, Pevensey Castle in September 1066, Hastings and Dover, a few days after the battle. Hastings Castle was originally built as a motte-and-bailey castle near the sea, terrible storms over time ripped away the soft sandstone of the cliff and the majority of the castle fell away to the see, only the small ruins remain, we had a lovely afternoon exploring the ruins, they also have some pretty freaky dungeons, a small cinema showing the history of Hastings.

We started forest school via one of the local home ed groups and its is amazing its for a few hours every Tuesday and Oliver and the other kids have been learning to use flints, fire wood collecting, clay collecting, foraging, den making and a million and one other things..we love it, to be out in those beautiful woods running around in the fresh air, digging in the dirt, mini beast hunting…this has got to be better for kids then locked up in a class room 🙂

oliver keeping the fire going

oliver keeping the fire going

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Herstmonceux science centre is a really good day out for all the family. It has a ton of hands on science experiments to get involved in, a large outdoor science park, and several observatories. we had a bit of luck when we went we were pretty much the only ones there and got a personal guide of one of the largest telescopes in the U.k it used to be housed at Greenwich observatory but moved here as London became more light polluted. The very knowledgeable guide showed us how the roof turns, so the telescope can see any part of the sky and also hoe the floor raises up really cool stuff we were really impressed and will definitely be going back soon.

how are tornados made

how are tornados made

laser beams, Oliver loved this

laser beams, Oliver loved this

me and Oliver at science centre

me and Oliver at science centre

So there you have it, im sure there’s more stuff we have done but hey this post is too long for me already.
We are also moving on in 3 weeks, we are down sizing to save like mad, we are looking to book our one way flights to Bangkok for next June in the coming months anyone know of any good sites for booking cheap flights London to Bangkok.
Its gonna be a busy few months…..bring it on 🙂