The Scottish academic year ended this week, along with it, (A)’s second year of Home Education. If he were in mainstream school, he would have completed Primary 2.
Last week I shared what I had learned from the KonMari book about tidying. This week I put it into practice! I was very excited to get started, even though this is just tidying. This is no ordinary tidying, but more like extreme tidying; it’s hardcore and ruthless.
Last Tuesday I wrote about being a clutterbug and feeling a bit swamped with the household chores and finally deciding to do something practical – step forward Marie Kondo : The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying.
Since leaving work in the Spring, I have been looking at and trying different ways to save as many extra pounds where I can. There are so many hints and tips available online and in books and magazines. Making savings and cutting bills are attractive prospects for most of us.
Frugal (adj) :
See also : thrifty, skimping, penny-pinching, tight, stingy, watchful and careful [with money]
During “term time”, places such as parks, beaches and the library are usually fairly quiet. It turns out that during the summer holidays, the same applies to the beach on
slightly cooler colder, overcast days with fairly persistent smirry rain, too.
Yesterday I wrote about gender specific chocolate being sold to kids, in my post called Chocolate Politics. Today I just wanted to give an update on chocolategate
First we had “Let Toys be Toys” then “Let Clothes be Clothes”, today I am calling for “Let Chocolate be Chocolate”. Seriously, everyday sexism just hit the sweetie aisle in Home Bargains.
Politics isn’t for the young. They don’t need to know what’s going on in the world, regardless if they understand any of it or not. Rallies, protest marches and demos are no places for children; too violent and dangerous. Politics has nothing to do with children, just adults since adults have the vote and obviously understand and know what they are doing.
We are drawing to a close, our official first year of home education. Had (A) been in school, he would be finishing up Primary 1 at the end of this month. I have to say it has been a remarkably quick year, and I’m not sure who has learnt more, him or me!