Parli Italiano?  It’s all good in theory, but where’s the practice?

I’ve just returned from a wonderful trip to Italy with my family.  We’re lucky enough to have some great friends out there, and recent events being as they are it had been far too long since we’d met.  I love everything about Italy, the people, the delicious food, the stunning architecture, but most of all … Continue reading Parli Italiano?  It’s all good in theory, but where’s the practice?

It’s school-life Jim, but not as we know it

I’d never questioned the status quo of the education system before, always seeing learning as synonymous with school.  I knew home-schooling existed, but it wasn’t something I’d ever considered for our family because we were ‘mainstream’ and home-schooling was ‘alternative.’  Plus there was no way I could possibly teach my kids.  Right?  Cue a national … Continue reading It’s school-life Jim, but not as we know it