The Halle Orchestra at Christmas

Back in the spring, the older two and I went along to a schools performance at the Bridgewater Hall, home to the Halle Orchestra. I wrote at the time that Daniel and Emma were completely transfixed by it all and I was thrilled that we were invited to their Christmas…

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Back to Nature with The Halle

Earlier this week the oldest two and I headed to a schools performance at the Bridgewater Hall. This was organised by another home educator and it was a really good opportunity to see the Halle Orchestra play. I’ve only been to the Bridgewater Hall once before, and that was for…

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WIN with the Manchester BookBench Trail and the Literacy Trust

A week or so ago I wrote about the BookBench trail in Manchester. You can read about it here. It really is a fabulous project and the children (and I!) had great fun spotting the benches and visiting some new places too. If you didn’t already know, this summer, 58…

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Butterfly Meadow at Reddish Vale Country Park

I’d decided that we would have a quiet day – the children have had a busy couple of days and we could all do with a bit of down time. However, friends were meeting up at Reddish Vale and, as the weather looked to be nice, it seemed a shame…

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Astle Park Traction Engine Rally

At the weekend it was the Astle Park Traction Engine Rally. We have been to one of these before a couple of years back and had a great time so, as the weather was nice, we decided to head there on Sunday. We got lucky with the weather, it was…

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