Travel Bug

We occasionally dabble in GeoCaching, we’ve gone hunting for a few local cache’s and we had hopped to find one on the top of Snowdonia last year, but it was too foggy.  This year we decided to purchase a Travel Bug, which is an ID TAG with an individual number on, its then placed in a cache, our aim was for it to travel around the world.

We placed it in a cache in South Wales on the 2nd Feb, it was then collected a month later and placed in a Cache in Malpensa Airport in Northern Italy.    2 Day’s later it was collected and then went travelling with a geocache member, and visited a Cache in Texas,  The World Wide Plaza in New York  and has now been placed in a Cache in California.

The Cats

There are two other very important members of our family and these are our two cats Toffee and Fudge, so named since we got them after we had been on holiday and we brought back some Toffee and Fudge as gifts.

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They are now 17 years old so that’s about 84 in human years.  We got them from the Cats Protection when they were 6 months old.  Toffee had been born to a feral mother and Fudge had been handed over by social services though I don’t think she had been mistreated since she was very friendly.  I don’t think they enjoyed the first few weeks with us both of them were neutered/spayed, vaccinations plus they had eye infections and ear mites that needed treating, so it was lots of trips to the vets and medication.

Fudge  (Tortie and white) the female has always been boss, she gets to eat first even when they have separate bowls, when she was younger she liked bringing back presents, this consisted of single socks, flowers and even a cooked chicken breast (hide from the neighbours time). As with most cats we have also had birds and mice as well, though she tends to eat the mice apart from their tails and kidneys.   As she’s got older she’s had a few health scares, she’s had two lumps removed in the last few years, plus her mobility is now poor she can’t jump easily any-more  so now takes glucoseamine supplements which have helped  and chairs are placed near windowsills to help her climb.

Toffee (Ginger Tabby) being a neutered male has always been at the bottom of the pecking order, though occasionally he does attack his sister by using his larger size to attack her.  Toffee has always been a very vocal and demanding cat, he likes to sit on laps and chat, and head-butt if he’s not getting attention. He can also hear a tin of tuna being opened even when he’s in a deep sleep 3 floors up.  As he’s got older he’s lost most of his teeth, so is now left with 1 canine tooth.  He only goes out if someone goes out with him so that’s not often in the winter but enjoys sitting the sun in the garden if someone is with him.  Inside he normally moves around the house throughout the day depending upon which room has the sun coming in.

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Home Ed Blogs

Here are some other Home  Ed blogs that I have come across, they show the variety of individuals who Home Ed from a range of backgrounds, a variety of reasons why people have chosen to HE and the various different ways that our children are educated.

Pyjama School

Classroom Free

Ross Mountjoy

Muddle Puddle

The Chicken Shed

Grits Day

Sometimes its peaceful

Patch of Puddles

Autonomous Education

Cos I can

Ninny Noodle Noo

Not Strictly a Home Ed Blog

Home Ed With Bells On

Our Home Ed Journey

Positively Barking

Ally ‘n’ Pagan

Many Different Drums

Outside the Box

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