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Magna Carta, Finishing Grade 12, and More

Miss 17 has almost completed her homeschool career!  Today she hopes to finish her last course and I will put the last mark onto her transcript.  This completion of so many years of work is the major highlight of this week, but there are others. Some of us went to see the Magna Carta, the […]

Bunny, Homeschool Thoughts, and Books

Imagine sitting on a verandah rocking chair, surrounded by greenery and birdsong, while cuddling a bunny and chatting with a daughter…rejoicing in the knowledge that this is currently the best possible use of my time.  Bunbun, our new little friend, has added so much joy to our lives! Ottawa’s Sunset Ceremonies were spectacular:  the world […]

Three Computer Games I Almost Always Allow

I’m over at the Curriculum Choice today writing about three computer games I almost always allow: I disapprove of screen time and, perhaps foolishly, long for the ‘good old days’ when we had no screens except the bug screens in our windows.  Of course, too much screen time is good for no one, but I’ve […]

Homeschool Year: Finished!

We thought it would never, ever happen, but it finally has. As of today Miss 12’s and Miss 15’s school year is finished! And what next? Pool time. Hanging out. Friends. Staycation. Ice cream. Good books. Music. Nature. Basket balls and badminton. Good food. Camp fires in the back yard. Laughter. Movies. Adventures. But not […]

Handel’s Messiah with the Choir of King’s College

Friends and family members–including 3 of our 5 kids!–are attending various local performances of Handel’s Messiah this year. I was a wee bit envious but then my husband sent me this link to a performance by the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. May you, too, be uplifted by the joyous strains and words of this […]

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