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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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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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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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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I’m always a big fan of getting out and about around the city, and with the new Manchester BookBenches that are in situ across the city as part of the Read Manchester project from the literacy trust I knew we would have to take a look. I had a quick…

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