Reading and Recipes

Monday, February 28, 2005


Lots of reading to report.

Finally made my way through the Christopherus Homeschool Resources Curriculum overview - with the help of a week at Melrose with the Muddlepuddle list. I've been reading the blogs on the associated blogring - very easy to have that take up a lot of time, but I've been good and just dropped in and out. Anyway is the main website, and it has useful stuff on HE for tinies and links to other things including a yahoo list and the blogring, if you care to look.

King of Foxes, by Raymond E. Fiest has been my most recent fiction purchase. A follow up to Talon of the Silver Hawk, It seems like I've been waiting ages for it to appear in paperback, given that book 3 (Exiles Return) came out in hardback before Christmas. Brilliant story, as usual. If you have a British Bookshop/Sussex Stationers near you then get it from there as it is a fiver, rather than the six quid that amazon want for it this time.

Apart from that, I've done a lot of newspaper reading (face it, when do I ever *not* read a paper or two a day?) and other things (see HE blog for that). Not really felt like much of an Autonomous Educator given all the Steiner stuff that has been going on here, but the children now do circle and daily for themselves if I don't, only dropping it if something like half term (the local schools in this case) intervene when extracting them from the TV becomes an interesting activity. Roll on the Easter weekend and lots of lovely National Trust places being open again.

The National Trust Guide for Visitors being the last Reading I'll be writing about in this entry - several nice new places this year :-) - the layout has changed slightly, and the point size of the print is an improvement on previous years. There are some useful maps as well - I see a purchase of several OS maps coming on though (topography anyone?) as we are planning a major roadtrip this summer with the Children using NT and EH properties as the reference points (well its a good way to know where we will find nice loos and a place for tea and cake :-)


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