Weekly Update – 21/10/2011

In my life this week…

My Hyundai Tradjet blew it’s engine, leaving me high and dry. I had to drive the Red Jelly Bean back wards and forwards to work, which was very restrictive for us all, as I was offered more shifts but could only get to work once the Tata had arrived home as we where a one car family. This has meant we have been restricted to being home during the days and not going anywhere..

Tata had Thursday and Friday off work, so we spent Thursday in Launceston. Tata took me to cataract Gorge and the City park. so I could try out my Camera and the photography tips Terry had taught us in class. I enjoyed the day with Tata immensely!

In our homeschool this week…

The children learnt about animals and their habitats during science this week. They explored how the food chain works and how animals have defenses to protect themselves.They watched the Lion King and discussed the animals habitats and behaviours. A lot of fun was had by all.

The children have also been busy in the garden, planting radishes, carrots, pumpkins, butter beans and peas. they have some more seedlings growing and re potted tomato plants. It is their responsibility to water the vegetable gardens and to tend to the veggies and weed the garden beds.

We spent a whole day organising our folders and books for our new learning cycle and cleaning up the house.

Nik started back at her dancing school. They are mad busy getting ready for their end of year concert.

Places we have been and people we have seen…

We have not seen anyone as we have been too busy and stuck at home also with no car!

My favorite thing this week was…

The Gift Tata bought for me… more coming soon!

Things I’m working on…

My photography, the vegetables garden and helping my kids learn :)

Things I am looking forward too….

Being able to attend my photography course again after having to miss a class due to having no car :(

I’m reading…

Organic Gardener

My Favourite Photo this week is…

Robert Campbell Gunn 1808 - 1881A great website worth mentioning is…

http://www.launcestoncataractgorge.com.au/

Weekly Update – 14/10/2011

In my life this week…

I flew into Melbourne on Wednesday to pick up the children, then flew back out again the same day to bring them home. Back into routines, schedules and learning!

In our homeschool this week…

The children learnt about Giotto di Bondone an Italian Painter who lived between 1266 – 1337. The made their own egg tempura paints and then painted with it. The children have also been doing some gardening and growing some vegetables from seeds in our back yard. We have also enjoyed some great documentaries – James Mays – Toy Stories, About a Plasticine Garden that was displayed at the Chelsea flower show,  and also about a Lego house that was made completely out of lego. Plus a documentary about The gardens of Italy.

Places we have been and people we have seen…

We seen Nan Jen and Graeme at the airport in Melbourne, but otherwise a very quite time had for all.

My favorite thing this week was…

Seeing my children’s smiling faces again! :)

Things I’m working on…

My juggling act – moving between mum, wife, cleaner, worker, home educator, veggie grower, blogger, …….. The list goes on! – STILL!!!!

Things I am looking forward too….

My Photography Class…

I’m reading…

I have had no time for reading this week unfortunately.

My Favourite Photo this week is…

A great website worth mentioning is…

http://www.jamesmaystoystories.com/

Weekly Update – 7/10/2011

In my life this week…

I immensely enjoyed a day out with just Hubby and I, something that happens once in a blue moon for us. We went driving through a variety of small country towns, trying to find great photographic opportunities for me :) Isn’t he a real gem :)

In our homeschool this week…

The children are still away on holiday. However they will be returning next week. I have to fly over to Victoria to pick them up and we will be flying back into Tasmania the same day. So we have been busy organising their HE curriculum and getting the work set ready for their early return.

Places we have been and people we have seen…

I got to work in another store this week for the company I work for. The store has been going through a revamp – and this week, was the week, for it all to end and the new refurbishment to be totally unveiled. Rather hectic time, but nice to check out another company store and how things work around there.

My favorite thing this week was…

Enjoying my day out with Hubby, such a wonderful day :)

Things I’m working on…

My juggling act – moving between mum, wife, cleaner, worker, home educator, veggie grower, blogger, …….. The list goes on!

Things I am looking forward too….

Seeing my children again, my upcoming photography courses, getting back into the swing of home educating and just enjoying life…

I’m reading…

My Camera Manual

My Favourite Photo this week is… 

A great website worth mentioning is…

The Artist Woman

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