In our self build camper we have a double gas hob and a kitchen sink with a cold water tap that runs from an electric pump. Initially we were tempted by the many kitchen gadgets, hot water options and some bargain deals on camping ovens for campers. We eventually decided the whole point to Vanlife […]Read More Essential Kitchen Equipment for Family Vanlife.
We tend to give big cities a bit of a wide birth with our tribe of two under fives, puppy and a long wheelbase van to park, preferring wide open spaces and outdoor nature play. However when we heard Aveiro described as the Venice of Portugal we just couldn’t bring ourselves to drive past without […]Read More A Free Family friendly day out in Aveiro, Portugal.
We love the freedom, individuality and creativity that unschooling allows. However I am quite sure that it doesn’t suit every child or family, this is not an attempt to convert anyone over to our way of thinking. This is list of answers, with some beautifully written quotes that we use to fend off those awkward […]Read More Our Top 6 Favourite Answers to Those Awkward Questions about Unschooling.
Just as we were building up to leave Portugal behind, we have fallen in love with it all over again. It was one of those everyday moments in life, taking the children to the park in the small town of Vila da Praia Anchorage, North Portugal. Standing back, watching the children run around and explore, […]Read More A Travellers Gift
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.