The time when nothing happens

It doesn’t seem to matter how long they’ve been coming to the woods, when children first arrive there is always a space of time where nothing happens. They sit, they wait, they hang on their parents’ shoulders. I worry that I’m not providing enough. The temptation at this point, is to start making suggestions, ‘whyContinue reading “The time when nothing happens”

This is not home education

Radio 4 are running a new series called ‘The Corona Chronicles’. This is my submission, but if it doesn’t get selected I thought I’d share it here anyway. I’ve been home educating for over 6 years and I’ve heard every awed, shocked and concerned comment there is: ‘But what about their social lives?’ ‘How canContinue reading “This is not home education”