Useful links

Homeschooling resources

The Mystery of History - a fantastic curriculum that works chronologically through time and introduces subjects from creation to art and Islam to maths seamlessly.

YBCR - The system that had Cosmo reading at 10 months old!

Brilliant Baby - Great DVDs, particularly the numbers one. Introduces the concept of number as well as just the figure and name.


unclutterer - a blog about staying organised, with great hints and tips.

FLYlady - love her or hate her, if you need routine in your life she will sort you out.

Evernote - amazingly useful way of syncing information for you to access at home, on the web or even on your phone.

Toodledo - for people who love a to-do list


Ellie said...

Dear Gracie,

My name is Ellie Rennie and I work for a TV production company based in Bristol called Plimsoll Productions.

We are currently on the hunt for lovely, lively families to be part of an exciting new style of television series for BBC2, documenting family life across Britain in 2015.

The series, entitled You Should See My Family, will capture everyday routines, occasional dramas, frequent humour and, most important of all, the warmth and togetherness of family life.

Using the latest technology, we’re also able to put the participating families in control; allowing them the opportunity to capture their family, pets, and special moments together.

This is a really uplifting and entertaining project to be involved in, so please do let me know if you can think of any individuals, or ideally whole families, with big personalities who might be suitable. We’re keen to hear from a range of different families from across the country, who help to represent the diverse nature of modern family life in the UK.

We would be very grateful if you would be able to assist us in putting the word out. I was wondering if you would consider placing something on your website, including our search in your newsletter or blog, or even giving us a mention on twitter or Facebook.

In order to apply to take part, there is a short online questionnaire – please do feel free to share this link:

If you would like any further information about the programme, or have any questions, then please do not hesitate to get in touch. Alternatively, you can find further information about the programme on our page on Facebook, or learn more about Plimsoll Productions here.

Or contact me at

Very best wishes,


Katie-jo Gracie said...

Hi Ellie,

I've posted your links on a few closed groups that I am in/run on facebook, so a few people might get back to your from there.

Looks like a fun project :-)

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