I thought it would be a good idea to start a blog as it is getting harder to keep in touch with all our friends as they move further afield and my life seems to have become so much busier this year. The main cause of this, for the uninformed, is our decision to withdraw DD2 from school last September in favour of Home Education. All my time now seems consumed by preparing homeschool activities, researching homeschool activities online, downloading homeschool materials and meeting homeschoolers. Then there's the actual homeschooling itself. Most of my own life is confined to a few short hours in the evening. I rarely do housework anymore. Not that I'm complaining, it just leaves very little time for sending emails, making long phone calls and writing letters. I did consider sending out 'round robin' emails to all, but a blog just seemed easier.

Also, I quit smoking 8 days ago after I had an asthma attack for the first time in years and ended up taking steroids. So I am currently sucking and chewing a plastic fag which looks ridiculous, but at least I can breath.

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