Saturday, 19 November 2016

Weekly Review

We've just finished an exam week but as our scanner is defunct I'm not able to post any examples at present.
Instead, here are some places of interest and other links I hope you will find useful.

The High Quality Global University which costs next to nothing. Very interesting...our eldest daughter is nearly 28 years old and has just finished paying off her HECs debt from her degree. When my husband went through university in the 1980's, the universities in Australia had no tuition costs. It's a very different situation for our children now so we were very interested to read this article.

Their website is here.

Enjoying this audio:



David Clarke also narrates some other great books. See his page at Librivox.
There are some books that really need a British narrator (or someone who can make themselves sound British) - Sherlock Holmes is one of these, of course.
Ruth Golding is another British narrator and she has a list of other Librivox narrators she recommends on her blog.

I enjoyed listening to this Podcast during the week. Folksongs have always been a part of my life, growing up and afterwards. Some good thoughts here:

https://www.acast.com/circeinstitutepodcastnetwork/the-mason-jar-16-folk-music-with-heather-bunting


Moozle has been paper crafting and making Christmas presents (and much mess...)
This is a video she's used, one of the 'Sweet Bio Design' series on YouTube that she enjoys. It's in Italian but has English subtitles:





This is another she used for ideas...mostly for the actual box and then added her own decorations.





I've started putting together a page with all of the Australian/Asia Pacific living books we've used. It will take a little while but it's here in its beginning stages: Towards an Australian Charlotte Mason Curriculum.



Linking up at Weekly Wrap-up




14 comments:

  1. I have never read Arthur Doyle . I would like to. Maybe I will do so soon.

    I agree, if one were to listen to Sherlock Holmes on audio, the narrator would need to be British.

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    1. Brian, his writing is very enjoyable. I read his historical novels before Sherlock Holmes. They are great!

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  2. We love the Sherlock Holmes books! We even went to 'his home' in Baker's Street London. Very cool!

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    1. The perks of living near London!

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  3. Thank you for the link to the paper crafting. I have kids who will love, love doing that sort of thing for Christmas . . . we've done it before, but I forgot, and we've been in need of some inspiration.

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    1. You're welcome. I just have to curb her enthusiasm before we are all buried under paper.

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  4. Yay! To finishing up your exams.

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    1. Thanks, Sarah. I enjoyed your book reviews.

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  6. I love all your daughter's crafting!!! :) I enjoy Sherlock Holmes so much...I want to have my oldest read him soon.
    Carol, I'm trying to figure out my wordpress account. It isn't as user friendly for someone like me, who doesn't really understand html etc. However, I have been getting your comments! I just have a comment moderation thing on and I have to approve them all. Soon I will figure out how to turn that off! :-) Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement!!!

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    1. Blogger usually comes up with a message to say there is comment moderation but I don't think I've ever seen that in Wordpress?? Now I know you're getting them I'll comment regardless :)

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  7. Good for you for working on an Aussie CM curriculum! We have enjoyed Canadian additions to CM and love the British emphasis of Ambleside Online.

    I had never heard of that online university. We use FutureLearn sometimes for short courses, but never for anything that would lead to a degree. Thanks so much for the link!

    And thanks for welcoming me back to bloggy land!

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    1. It's exciting to see these new developments for education. Good to have you back writing again!

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