So by definition everyone who takes on the freedom of the unschooling approach will do it differently. Likewise every day for us as a family is different. There is usually a certain ebb and flow to our days though that I will try and share with you. We sleep until we are not tired, awakening […]Read More An Average Day of Unschooling, Vanlife Style.
“Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school. It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. ” – Albert Einstein The sweetest most well meaning thing that people say when they meet us travelling with our 2 and 4 year old is ‘aw…such a beautiful age’ & ‘great time […]Read More The Magic of Unschooling.
My epiphany moment was when we ripped up the threadbare carpet in our Victorian terrace and began sanding all the floorboards with one of those crazy sander hoover machines you can hire from the tool hire place. We underestimated the permanent dust cloud that took up residence in our house that week and decided on […]Read More Minimalist Living
Mystical & tranquil, set high up on a hill surrounded by twisty cork oaks. It’s hard to believe that this ancient stone circle was created in 5000BC, a whole 2000 years before Stonehenge. Standing in the centre is like being surrounded by a circle of old friends. Access is completlely free, the stones can be […]Read More Portugal Standing Stones – Cromlech of the Almendres, Evora.
Random last minute plans… usually a small part reckless but often quite a big part fun. So just as we were saying bye to our friend to travel south for 2 hours they invited us to this festival, we said yes and ended up driving north for 2 hours. So glad we ditched our plans […]Read More Portugal Freekuency Festival – 6th to 8th April
What is Workaway? Workaway is an online scheme whereby you pay an annual subscription fee (46.00 US dollars for a joint/family account) to have access to hosts that want to invite people to volunteer their time and skills to assist their many varied projects. Projects can include working on farms, small-holdings, eco-projects or even around […]Read More Our First Workaway Placement as a Family, Off grid in South Portugal.
The perfect place for us has got to be van friendly, enjoyable for small people with as much space as possible to run free – ideally in a natural spot. Off season in the Algarve the coast is magical and some days even sunny and warm with highs of 20 Degrees C. Most importantly the […]Read More Portugal for the Winter, Family Vanlife on the Algarve coast.
We have been making the most of friends driveways whilst getting the van a bit more winter-proof. It has been a labour of love and as keen as we are to get the work done we have found it difficult to have our van off the road intermittently for the last couple of months. Becoming […]Read More Ten ideas for easy Winter Living in the Van
“Are you afraid of inner child inside of you, underneath your skin or even under your bed? Don’t be. It’s not there to hunt or scare you. It’s there to show you, the real you. Laughing, playing and making life joyful” – Sand sculpture by Ludo Roders. Watching our youngest today in the tub playing […]Read More Ways to Embrace Your Inner Child
Bristol Downs. We were really torn about whether this would be a welcoming spot and avoided it for a long time due to the reputation of a few areas of the downs and it’s specific night time activities, as we had no real interest in joining that club by accident! However an appointment one morning […]Read More Van Life in Bristol.