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.
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.
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.
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.
“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
As a family I think we are all agreed that the magic involved with the celebration of Samhain in Autumn means a lot more to us then any other festive time throughout the year. We love to be outdoors in nature at all times of the year and October is no different. When we were […]Read More Out in the Woods for Samhain Van Schooling