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.