On Monday Benedict had his first ever sleepover. He stopped with Connie and co and she very kindly took both him and her son Sam to a woodturning group in our home town in Cumbria. Connie was a superstar as the diabetes did not play fair that day and Benedict's blood sugars were rebounding all over the place, whacky highs with crashing lows, one of which occured in the middle of the night! Thankfully he woke up and was able to treat the hypo himself and then settle back to sleep.
Catching up over a cup of coffee on the Tuesday morning.
Benedict giving himself insulin, he holds that pump just like a gaming keypad!
A little bit of "steam up" for Dave :-)
A fun hands on way of reinforcing place value. Pip works really well with hands on activities and she gleaned the information much quicker than using a stand alone text book. She is making steady progress with her maths and has almost finished Singapore 2A. She was showing some weakness in place value but this hands on task soon sorted that problem ;-) We are dovetailing with Galore Park maths especially for the topic on money which is based on the UK currency.
On Wednesday I made my way "back home" to the Bernadine sisters at Hyning and stepped foot into the icon studio. It has been a year since I graced these walls but I am remembered with love and welcomed:
The prayer that we always say before beginning to paint. We paint in silence save for the background accompaniment of some classical music and the occasional request for "help" regarding a painting connundrum. I did not have time to stop and paint but I did catch up with Sr Stella and attended the midday prayers in the chapel. I have recovered my painting paraphernalia from the caravan and will joining the group once more on a Wednesday afternoon :-)
Another Aestlight Shawl
I hand dyed the yarn and as soon as it was dry the garment was cast on, knitted and cast off within the week. I am currently working on Benedict's socks and already have my next project in mind. I can see that if I don't have something on the needles I will suffer from withdrawal symptoms!
Pip has worked really hard on her science topic this week and enjoyed placing the food items into the relevant groups.
Benedict had fun using up the left over mincemeat and making mince pies. There is an online food course run by Jamie Oliver and you can gain a recognised qualification at the end. We are currently investigating the possibility of Benedict taking part because he has a real skill in the kitchen.
On a cold dreary day when I thought the cupboard was bare I still managed to rustle up a feast, lentil bolognese, gluten free spaghetti and baked apples for dessert.
A well deserved computer break with some online friends who blog over at pyjama school their mum Sarah has set up Christian Home Ed (CHED) minecraft. The kids have really enjoyed making some new friends and it is good to see them working together as a team.