Friday, 27 May 2011

Millennium Gallery

There is usually a good turn around of exhibitions at the Millennium Galleries and I try to take Daniel to as many of them as possible. We haven't been for a while, but as he didn't have Spanish this week, we took a bit of time to see the current exhibitions before meeting up with Jonathan,

There were three exhibitions we haven't seen, Graphic Nature, Kateřina Šedá: Líšen Profile and the Ruskin Collection. As a result of the seeing some of the detail of Ruskin's paintings and drawings, Daniel is going to have a try and get the same style using one of his plants as a study.

We still need another visit to catch up with some of the other exhibits but this will keep us going for a little while

Thursday, 26 May 2011


Showcomotion is a film festival for children and young people being held in Sheffield this week.  We've been to three films this week, and have enjoyed the kindness and hospitality of the staff at The Showrooms, Sheffield.

Monday- first two episodes of the BBC drama, Leonardo, followed by question and answer session with three of the cast

Tuesday-The Crocodiles Strike Back-German, with English subtitles.  Lesson, ignore all the complaints beforehand, as they soon realised that subtitles don't take anything away from enjoying a film.

Wednesday-Tomorrow When the War Began

Saturday, 21 May 2011

One thing leads to another

Someone on the HE-UK yahoo group recommende the following site- .  This is definitely right up Daniel's street.  He's spent hours on there, though it may have been a mistake.
Next thing I know, there are experiments involving burning salt in the kitchen. 

All this then reminded him of honeycomb, so two batches of honeycomb was made.

I am hoping that the novelty will wear off, and we won't need to buy all the chemicals he has on his list.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Time Flies When You're Having Fun

I don't know where time is going, but it certainly is flying by this year.

Last week was a busy week.

Wednesday-Jonathan went for his first French Lesson.  As it was his first lesson, and we didn't know where his tutor lived, I went with him.  It was great to find that I hadn't forgotten all I learned at school.

In the evening, we went and watched Carousel at the City Hall.  It was a great performance and made for a great night out.

Daniel has now recovered from his week and a half of feeling ill, and had a great time yesterday.  His dad came up for the day and they went orienteering in the woods.  Greno Woods was hosting the National Orienteering Championships, so they did one of the fun courses.

Daniel enjoyed it so much he would like to do it regularly,  Unfortunately, they are held at the same times as he play bowls.  One nice day, we may go over to Norfolk Park and do the permanent course there.  Otherwise, he will do one as Ashton Court when he goes to stay with his dad.

We are also waiting to hear if Jonathan can start a BTEC course in September.  We need to wait until after a meeting between the Council and the home ed group on Friday to see how the application process will work.  Hopefully, we should be able to get funding for the course.