I am full of good cheer

Let’s celebrate the good stuff! Why am I full of good cheer?

1. I have lost 39 pounds in just 3 months despite this treat at the weekend.


2. I have relaxed a bit about home-schooling. This has resulted in me seeing how the deschooling thing works as the children come up with their own ideas for learning. I am starting to see that video games can teach a lot about language and strategic thinking. My daughter is very keen on writing scripts, songs and stories. She loves Scratch and nearly always makes a video during the day too I am going to return to other forms of learning after Half-Term but I think we have all enjoyed easing up a bit.

3. My teen son is on Half-Term which gives time for some good chats.

4. We had our best Valentine’s Day ever. I cooked for Him Indoors which is a relatively rare event these days. We had chilli con carne (thank you Hairy Bikers!) and the most glorious chocolate and espresso mousse. I was treated to a very pricey perfume, flowers and a card. I got himself a card and a gold tiger thing which I was relieved he liked as it was a bit of a risk.


5. I have had some lovely long lie-ins.

6. As ever when challenges strike, I have had such a lovely response from online friends.

7. Him Indoors did the Pancake Day thing for the children.

8. We also marked Chinese New Year with a special meal and fun watching the EastEnders Live episode.

7. I still need to get to a home education group. I know. I am pathetic. On the other hand, I have arranged to meet a friend, have a London event next week followed by a trip to the Savoy and then some time up in Yorkshire with family at Easter.


  1. Looking for Blue Sky February 20, 2015 / 2:48 pm

    Valentine’s Day sounds perfect, and glad you got help for the challenging times too x

  2. Hannah February 20, 2015 / 6:24 pm

    Lots of great things again well done kate! Your meal sounds wonderful I was on pancake duty yum! Well done on the weight loss and hope you enjoy your upcoming plans youre not pathetic you’ll find the courage soon! X

  3. Ellen February 21, 2015 / 7:42 am

    Well done on the weightloss Kate, it’s inspiring to see how determined you are! Deschooling was quite an undertakking for me to get my head around, we’ve been doing it for the last 3 months now, with good results etc.

  4. Becky Willoughby (@LakesSingleMum) February 21, 2015 / 8:07 pm

    you keep inspiring me with your weight loss! well done on Home Ed, if ever you need to pick my brain as a trainee teacher let me know 😉

  5. Ojo Henley February 24, 2015 / 10:49 pm

    Those flowers look gorgeous, and I’m glad they were bought for you. Your weight loss is incredible, and I can’t wait to see you at Brit Mums this year (I WILL give you a hug, live with it!) x

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