Sunday, August 26, 2012


This year Caleb is in grade 7. One of our main lesson blocks for grade 7 is astronomy. We use the Charles Kovacs book, Geology and Astronomy, and The Constellations - Stars & Stories, by Chris Sasaki.

Caleb really enjoyed this main lesson block and loved the fact that his main lesson book had black pages.Last year he did not want to write at all, and this year he is doing it with ease.

Every Thursday for two months, we woke up early to plot the sunrise. It was interesting to see what happened.


Yesterday we were making some beautiful maths formula cards.

We used our wet on wet paintings that we have done through out the year.

Area = Base x Height
Area over* Base = Height
Area over* Height = Base

Distance = Speed x Time
Distance over* Speed = Time
Distance over* Time = Speed

*or divided by

Friday, August 17, 2012


Well I must say that I have definitely neglected my blog! It has been a really busy year so far for me.

I have been exhausted most of the year and to be honest I do not know how I have managed!

Three months ago I went to have reflexology. My friend Robert is a reflexologist. He said that I have a lot of stress in my body. He also picked up thyroid and stomach problems. Besides that the treatment was fantastic.

I have been feeling so run down, exhausted and grumpy. It was getting worse as the months ticked by.

Two weeks ago I went to an iridologist. She was phenomenal! She asked if my appendix was removed. it was when I was 12! I have an under active thyroid. My adrenal glands are under too much pressure from stress. My liver, kidneys and gall bladder are all taking strain. My digestive system is not functioning properly, and to top it all off I am anemic and have candida systemically.

She was surprised that I was able to do every thing that I do. According to her I should not be able to get out of bed!

The first plan of action is to get rid of the candida. She has put me on a very restrictive diet and given me a herbal tincture plus a very good pro-biotic to take. She says it should take three weeks to clear.

I need to eat more protein and if that doesn't help soon enough then I will get some chelated iron to help the process.

The pro-biotics will help the candida and my digestive problems.

The organ problems are hormonal, so we will look at treating for that next month.

The adrenal system taking strain is because of my holding in stress, and she suggested kick boxing, screaming into a pillow or something similar! Not sure about this one, but I will ponder it! When I feel a stress attack I have got a smoothy recipe that I am to make and drink.

So, all in all, I need to stop getting stressed!