One of the best things about Unschool is you never know where the learning will take you. One day recently in Greece, it rained. The children were so excited as they hadn’t seen rain for so long they dashed out and stomped in the puddles. All that week we had been reading a french story […]Read More Unschool Learning, Ancient History, Rain Clouds & Clay.
We have a very relaxed, real world approach to learning about letters and numbers. Our favourite way to get outdoors, explore, meet people and learn whilst travelling with little ones is a letter and number hunt. Pack some essentials in a backpack (always a winner for our dora-explorer-wannabees!) get your walking shoes on and get […]Read More Un-School Learning, Real World Letter & Number Hunt.
Swimming came up very early on in our unschooling journey…you can read more about the disaster zone that was our attempt at structured toddler swimming lessons by clicking here. To save you the expense and hassle of a similar experience I wanted to share with you how straightforward it can be for children to learn […]Read More How Unschoolers Learn to Swim
Monolithi Beach 11km from the City of Preveza, Greece, is the largest stretch of coast in the European Union. 25km of soft sand and crystal clear blue waters of the Ionian Sea it is easy for everyone to find a place that suits them. Monolithi is special because of the surrounding no build archeological zone […]Read More Monolithi Beach, Preveza, Greece.
The Autumn Equinox (around the 23rd September) is a time of balance, where the hours of day light and night are equal in length. The Sun has positioned itself exactly above the equator between the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. When you live a lot of the year in hot sunshine and subtle season changes it […]Read More What to do with all those Autumn Nature Treasures?
Our journey started out by trying to save enough money after being on maternity to survive long term on one wage. So over the last few years we have become kings at budgeting and saving money in every way possible. We set up spreadsheet after spreadsheet, collected receipts, set up new saving accounts and money […]Read More How We Saved Money and Started Budgeting
Bin Dive #1 We visited a large supermarket chain at 8pm on a Wednesday to find a nice old lady already rummaging through the bins. We loitered patiently in the car park waiting for our turn. After she had already taken three carrier bags full of fruit & veg we still were able to take […]Read More Our First Week of Bin Diving for Van Food
In our pretend parenting book there is no such thing as a bad word, it’s all about how you use it. Swear words are a funny thing, accidentally utter one in front of Grandma and everyone shrinks back in horror like you have unleashed a real life weapon. But what harm does it actually cause […]Read More Why We Don’t Mind Our Children Using Swear Words
As a family we pretty much went from one extreme to the other whilst trying out different methods for learning to swim. When our first child was born, we were surrounded by beautiful images in the birthing centre of floating babies photographed in water attending swimming ‘lessons’ from only a few months old. We fell […]Read More Our Toddler Swimming Lesson Fail!!
The main barrier to our Campervan travels before we set off was worry about money. Could we find ways to make money for survival on the road as we travelled? Would we have enough money for our family to live? What is a realistic travel budget? We saw lots of information online about solo travellers […]Read More 10 Euro a Day Family Travel Budget