About me

I am an English mum of four who lives in Australia. I homeschool all my school-aged children and teach science to small groups of children at my home in Sydney’s Northern Beaches. This blog is not very active at the moment. I started it to write about our experiences as expats in Australia and as a way to keep in touch with my friends and family in other countries.

I had a home birth, and breastfeed my children for longer than current ‘norms’. Becoming a parent has made me reconsider my relationship with, and my debt to, my own parents. Homeschooling has also made me think very hard about my attitudes to education. I try to live my life in a way that is sustainable and has limited impact on the planet. I am far from perfect in all areas.

I am an ex-scientist and I believe scientific literacy is very important to society, far more than the limited resources given by governments and education departments in most countries. Pre-kids, I worked at the Science Museum and Natural History Museum (both in London) and I taught science for the Open University.

I love reading and cooking, am very interested in nutrition and dietetics, and try to keep myself healthy by getting the jogging buggy out now and then.

One Response to About me

  1. LFFL says:

    Adorable header picture.

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