December was an exciting month, winter walks, preparation for Christmas and lots of advent activities.

3 children from sunny buttercups walking in a winter woodland with a brown dog

We finished up the terms home education this month for the Christmas holidays and enjoyed a fantastic home ed Christmas party with lots of crafts, people and food.

kids craft

The Christmas home ed beach meet was the coldest we have attended.  Jacket potatoes on the fire and hot chocolate with marshmallows were enjoyed.  We managed some wellie tossing but I must admit we didn’t venture too far from the warmth of the fire until even with our many layers we had to call it a day and go home to warm up after the cold sea breeze.

We have had family and friends visit, short trips out to the park and home ed meets and slowed down a little with the darker nights and anticipation of Christmas.