I’m so busy continually harping on about getting your children out and about and how valuable it is for their health, well being and education, I forget to do it for myself sometimes! Hypocrite or what?
I usually have my constitutional walk – the one I used to pressgang the children into when they were here. But even that gets a bit samey.
I find mould growing on my inspiration and it’s likely to be showing in my work if I’m not careful.
Writing is a cloistering business and can make me as stale as all those mince pies that are still in the pantry I’m trying not to finish up. My current dilemma is whether it’s worse they end up as waste or waist? The birds usually solve this problem for me!
So I’ve decided I need to get out among all you inspirational parents and home educators and see what you’re up to.
So many people have told me that this work and my books have inspired them. Well you parents inspire me too. I love your comments and feedback and it was a delight meeting you in the summer last year when we were promoting my book for home educated children; ‘Who’s Not In School?’
It would be so lovely to meet more of you and if you’ve any concerns maybe I can be of help or reassurance. It’s a long haul home educating but just like anything parenting, you’ll work it out – we did – and we probably knew no more than you do!
So if you have a home educating/parent group in the Midlands, or East side of the country that might be interested in me popping in for a chat do get in touch. And I’m occasionally down South visiting my eldest in Brighton and could pop in if dates coincide.
I’m hoping to have some new books out this year, but let’s not wait for that to happen – publishing takes ages – let’s get together for a natter beforehand.
You’ll find contact details via my ‘Who Am I?’ page. Or just leave me a comment; I try and respond to all.
Meanwhile enjoy your home education for, like ours, you’ll find that one day it will have come to an end!