Weekly Update – 30/9/11

In my life this week…

Organising our new veggie garden, completing the THEAC newsletter and also working some extra hours.

In our homeschool this week…

The children are still away on holiday. I however have been busy organising their learning for their return. I also managed to get my hands on the Core G Sonlight program, so looking forward to using that! Thanks Catherine 🙂

Places we have been and people we have seen…

A quiet week at home only venturing out to go to work!

My favorite thing this week was…

Spending much more time outside and working in my vegetable garden!

Things I’m working on…

Trying to grow herbs and vegetables – So far we have carrots, tomatoes, radish, sweet corn, pumpkin, beetroot, lettuce, onions, chives, parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, oregano and cucumbers planted…. Garlic is about to go in!

Also I am working on my photography – I attend a photography course starting on the 8th of October, very much looking forward to it!

I’m reading…

Gardening books!

My Favourite Photo this week is… (Mainly because of what it represents!)

A great website worth mentioning is…

Yates

Weekly Update – 23/9/2011

In my life this week…

Travel, Friends, Sand, Photography and THEAC

In our homeschool this week…

The children are still away for around another 7 weeks, so this week I have spent time working our what hands on activities we will do once they get home and what tools / equipment etc we will need to do them.

Places we have been and people we have seen…

This week has still remained all about me, my photograph and a little sight seeing.

Places I have been include: Orford, Swansea, Bicheno,  St Mary’s , Fingal, White Sands Estate – Ironhouse Point.

My favorite thing this week was…

Listening to the sound of the ocean outside my window at night time while staying at White Sands.

Things I’m working on…

My photography – Still!

Finishing off the THEAC newsletter while also trying to organise an event or two that hopefully will take place within the National Home Education Week (21st to 25th of November 2011) with a close friend of mine.

I’m reading…

Photography Magazines, Photography Magazines and more Photography Magazines! Plus Guenevere The Queen of the Summer Country (The first novel in the Guenevere Series) by Rosalind Miles

My Favourite Photo this week is…

A great website I found worth mentioning is…

Scootle 

What is happening to our world? Earthquake strikes India and Himalayas, killing 36 people

Maybe it is just me, or maybe it isn’t. But I find it amazing how many earthquakes we seem to be having all around the globe over the last few years. Every time I seem to read a news ticker, it is about death, destruction and another earthquake. What is this world coming too?

I was however amazed to read the following…

Tremors were felt more than 1,000km away in New Delhi to the west, and in Bangladesh to the east.

I guess that 6.9-magnitude earthquake at a depth of only 19.7kms, would be felt for quite some distance, but to read that people as far away as 600kms ran out onto the streets in sheer fear due to the ground moving is incredible.

I hope the death toll does not start to climb once they get word from many remote parts of the region and learn about the full impact of this earthquake.

Note to self: Must do a unit on Earthquakes with the children as part of their home learning and relate it back to the world around us.