The sometimes vague plan clearer in hindsight
went to lunch on the new patio
shopped in Staines
Visited Lis F. in London
went to West Wittering Beach, and to West Wittering parish church (stile and notes on stiles)
"Victorian Times" at Harrow Museum
train to Edinburgh, stay in Linlithgow with Joannah Smith
Queensferry, antenatal group
then to Bernie's outside of Edinburgh, near Penicuik
Speak in Edinburgh
Family gathering, St. Peter's on Lutton Place
to Abi's and then Edinburgh Castle
(by dinner I was too unwell to be fun, went to sleep about 6:30, and was better the next day)
Museum of Childhood and charity shops
Children's Club, then to Yarrow Valley, Selkirk
Kirsten drove me to Ester Siroky's house.
Walked, saw Yarrow Kirk and graveyard, went to Selkirk to see the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with solo clarinetist Maximillian Martin
Samuel drove me to Selkirk and got me on the bus to Edinburgh.
train to Durham, to Jude's, 1940's gathering
Durham Cathedral, dinner
Botanic gardens, meet-up with home ed families
train to Sheffield, to Bea Marshall's
picnic in The Peak District
Sheffield Museum, toad-in-the-hole, coal fire, fake shoes
St. Mary's in Walkley church, and train to Derby, to Elaine's
Tissington Well Dressings
train to Ashford (Surrey)
Leeds Castle with James and Adam Daniel
Julie took me to the hotel, we met the Waynforths, and Beth and Emma came and had dinner with us.
LiTTLe Conference, London
Gathering in Baud
Return to UK
Walked around Ashford, went to charity shops.
Elvis night at the fish'n'chips shop
Julie, Adam and I went on the Duck Tour, the London Eye, and Adam was installed as a Beaver Scout that evening.
June 22, lunch and the water mill in Winchester with Julie and Adam
went to Katie Pybus' house in Pulburough
June 23, met with other home ed families near Arundel Castle (didn't get to see the castle but from a distance)
June 24, Friday, Katie drove me back to Julie's.
London to meet Carrie and see V&A, maybe (London Eye, probably, too)
Hollycomb Steam in the Country steam museum
Bristol and thereabout for nearly a week
Stayed with Allison and Bartek, Emil (8) and Lucian (5), Charlie the dog
Twice other unschoolers came over while I was there.
We went to visit Kate Mitchell in Stroud. They made me a wonderful kind of monkey-platter lunch.
Stayed with Cathy Koetsier's family, visited Winchester
James and Adam came to pick me up
tired, tired... resting for a day or two
played Apples to Apples with Julie, James, Adam, James' mom Cath and Ollie
Ringo's birthday, stayed at Julie's and worked on photos and blog posts
flew to Portstewart, Co. Londonderry
Stayed with Sarah Dickinson's family very fun
Kew Gardens, Julie and Adam and I met Lis Fields and Jasmine
Les Miserables, with Julie
(I was dismayed and overwhelmed at my pile of stuff; Julie packed me up.)
fly back home to Albuquerque