|Glorious Autumn Colours|
Since the weather was pretty mild, we even had a barbecue one evening, albeit in the dark!
|Barbecue in the Dark|
The previous week was a fairly full of activity too, as we finished up some book work for the half term, had our home education group meeting, spent some time with visiting grandparents, and went to a museum.
The museum trip was just for me and my younger two, and we visited the Imperial War Museum. My youngest in particular has been interested in the Second World War recently, so we have been reading a few books on this topic. Both children were fascinated by all they saw, and are keen for a repeat visit to explore more of the museum.
|Outside the Imperial War Museum|
Our home education group has an art and music theme this term. At our last meeting, my 9 year old gave a presentation about Vermeer, we experimented with making egg tempera paint, and also made some clay sculptures using leaves for making patterns.
|Experimenting with Egg Tempera|
The book group I am leading are reading Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce this term. Inspired by this, we designed shop window displays using a mixture of items I had brought with me. The children decided to take turns to be part of the display too!
|A Window Display|
In the middle of all this activity, I needed to fit in making our Christmas pudding. This year, I let my 11 year old make it for me.
|Making Christmas Pudding|
I also ran a half marathon a week ago. It is great to be able to get out and run on a beautiful autumn day - and a good chance to forget about all the stuff I need to do for a couple of hours!