Tuesday, 31 December 2013

2013 in review

I can't quite believe that this is almost the end of 2013. The year has flown by. These are some highlights of the year, from the blog: some are popular posts and some events that we really enjoyed.


The post on UK home education resources was popular and I've now given it a separate page.


Fun Science is one of the all time most read posts on the blog. I love afternoons exploring science in a fun way.

We visited Rochester on a very windy March day. The Castle is definitely worth visiting and the city has close associations with Charles Dickens as well as fascinating buildings from different periods in history.

14 ways to save money on home education resources is the most read post on the blog.
Our kittens arrived. They are so much bigger now.

In science, we learnt about the blood.

In early July,the family went on holiday to a beautiful thatched cottage in the Devon countryside.

In August, I took part in the Schoolhouse Crew Five day blog hop. I wrote Five Days of booklists. 

The two lists, 70+ Picture books and Reference books for use in home education have been some of the most read books of the year.

My youngest son joined in with the learning more "formally". We did work on letters in the garden.

By October, we had reached the nervous system in our learning about the body.
This year, I've been privileged to review some really helpful books and resources but Seasons of the heart was probably the highlight. I'm hoping to read it each day in the New Year. 
Through this month, we seem to have been making bath bombs on a semi-industrial scale.

Happy New Year to you! I hope, although this isn't a promise, to be able to put some verses on the blog, later today, which have been an encouragement to me, this year.

The Schoolhouse review Crew has a post linking to Crew Members' posts looking back on 2013. Do pop over to see how others have spent the past year.


  1. I have especially enjoyed your book recommendations and your advice on visiting London. We are planning a day trip to London in January, so its going to be very useful.

  2. Kirsty, thank you. Hope you have a great trip to London-I look forward to reading about it. I've enjoyed reading Young Hosannas, this year.