Education & Parenting Blog


November 2016

Thanksgiving 2016

Thanksgiving isn’t a traditional holiday in the UK, but it is a welcome pause before the full onslaught of Christmas. My kids first started the annual Thanksgiving activities when they were at nursery school, so I suppose I’ve just kept… Continue Reading →

Ice Age: Collision Course

Our second Into Film Festival screening, this year, was Ice Age Collision Course. This is another 3D computer-animated film from Blue Sky Studios, the producers of The Peanuts Movie. Film Review Ice Age Collision Course is the fifth instalment in the Ice Age franchise…. Continue Reading →

Four Weeks Till Xmas

So, as much as I don’t want to think about it, there’s only 4 weeks left till Christmas! The kids are getting antsy, eagerly anticipating their advent calendars, the stocking stuffers are gradually being acquired (and the larger things are… Continue Reading →

TypingClub Review

We’ve been doing a lot of online studying, this week. One of our new favourites is TypingClub, an online program for learning touch-typing. It’s completely free to open a basic account, and it’s super easy to use. I set up… Continue Reading →

Remembrance Sunday 2016

Today, we marched in the local Remembrance Day parade. We wore our poppies with pride. We marched past the gathered crowd that lined the roads. We listened to the Rector lead us in hymn, and prayer. We witnessed the elderly veteran, who rose… Continue Reading →

The Peanuts Movie

We began our Into Film Festival attendance, this year, with Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie. It’s a 3D computer-animated movie, based on Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comic. Film Review When the Little Red-Haired Girl moves into town, and joins his… Continue Reading →

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