About Us

I am happily married to a man I met 20 years ago on a working holiday to America. Two cultures (Irish and English) merged together and saw something in the other we desired for ourselves; fascinated by our differences and encouraged by our similarities we joined together in holy matrimony 20 years ago and have never looked back.  I have found my soul mate and he his.  We have 5 beautiful children ranging from 15 to 6 years old, who I am blessed to spend every day with.

We live together in a crooked little cottage in a picturesque English village. We choose to live a slightly unusual life, homeschooling and living as frugally as possible to keep me at home. I want to blog to remember. The little grey cells are getting greyer with each passing year and I am well aware that I am living the best days of my life right now, with my six (occasionally 7- my mum lives next door!) nutty partners in crime. I want to document our learning, academic and otherwise, so that both my children and myself can look back on our past years together and know that our time together has been priceless.

If you’d like to know about my experience with cancer see here

More posts which get to the heart of who we are and what we do (just click on the button):

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15 comments

  1. angelicscalliwags –just wanted to try to reach you and let you know I have nominated you for ‘Inspiring Blog Award’! You are one of the most inspiring people I have found on line. Your humble approach to life and Motherhood is refreshing and you are like a Mentor-Mom for me! Just my way to thank you. See Rules and your Nomination HERE: http://j9sopinion.com/2013/03/31/inspiringblogs/
    Let me know whenever you receive this ok?! No matter what Award is given, you are a Winner in my books 😉 Many Thanks. Love, Jeanine aka J9;)

  2. This is so sweet – especially because my aunt travelled to N Ireland and met her husband and they were married 3 mths later 🙂 And they have 5 kids too 🙂 So sweet, nice to meet you, I’m looking forward to looking at your literature studies and history work!

      1. Mrs.Claire, I am SOO silly! I just wrote a huge comment on your last Pond Entry …’nature study’–please go over and delete it. It hasn’t yet shown up in my Comments on my Dashboard. It’s too long and I JUST found your email address silly me. I’m soo sorry ;( Thanks for Understanding and putting up with me constantly! LOL 😉 Thank You, God Bless your day!

  3. Hello, it’s really nice to see home schooling families write about their experiences, especially in the UK ! I have a home schooling network website which allows home schooling families to find other home schoolers in their area that they can link up with ! It’s great for finding friends for home schooled children and sharing useful hints and tips along the way. If you get a chance, please have a look : http://the-eden-home-school-kit-friends.network-maker.com/ It’s free to use !

  4. So happy to discover your blog! I’m originally from Belfast but moved when I was just a wee thing to Canada. Still have family over in Ireland and England. Love your reflections and homeschool world! I intend on reading through more of your posts. Lovely to meet you.

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