Sunday, July 03, 2011

Big Announcement

Today is the eve of my home country's birthday... the day our forefathers came together to sign an agreement declaring independence from the rule of Great Britain.

In light of that, it's a bit amusing to me to make the following announcement:

 We're moving to England.                        


  1. Yipee!!! Wonderful. We are in England. In the Cotswolds! And home education is well and thriving here!

  2. Congratulations! I am envious :-)

  3. Cathy9:23 PM

    Yay! So glad you can keep homeschooling. Lots of history and things to do and see for homeschoolers in the UK. Wish I could come too......Hope you like it there and settle in quickly.

  4. Hurrah! You know, I really wanted to say after your last post that I hoped the new job would be bringing you to England!!! We are just south of London, bordering Kent. As you probably know by now, there is a small (compared to the US) but active homeschooling community in the UK and some places even have local groups that meet up for support and play (alas not where we are). Have you already made contact with Education Otherwise? The blessing here is very little interference or control from central or local government and freedom to home educate in practically whatever way you like.

    I hope you will really like it here and feel at home very quickly. Have you any idea where you will be based yet?

  5. Thanks so much for all the kind words of congratulations. We're very excited!

    Kelly, it's so nice to hear that home ed is thriving in the UK. The Cotswolds is on our list of places to visit. :)

    Baleboosteh, I did sign up for EO, and people seem so friendly. I didn't know you were in South London... my grandmother's family is from that area. We were there a couple of years ago poking around for the house my father was born in, but we ended up hopelessly lost. Anyway, we'll be moving to the Warwickshire area, of which I know absolutely nothing about... yet. Should be an adventure!

  6. Bumped into your blog via another one, and was going to write a comment at the post where you said it looked like you guys were off to Berlin (Hitler did away with the right of homeschooling in '39, and it was never revived), but that didn't work, so just wanted to say, all the best to you and your family there in Angle-Land (still a Germanic country, originally, LOL!). I'm a retired educator myself, and applaud each and every homeschooling mom---kudos that your hubby is willing to go to such lengths to enable his children to avoid the pollution from secularism!

    But I have a question (not meant at all cantankerously, only genuine curiosity): Waldorf schooling bases in Rudolf Steiner's teachings (theosophy). How do you feel about that?

  7. Congrats! I just found you blog and am loving it. I'm a Waldorf HSer just starting out 2nd year in at 1st grade. I'm in the thick of planning right now. Your resources by grade are helping so much!


  8. Thanks, Mama West Wind. I hope you have a fantastic homeschooling year!

    WhimsicalMadCap, it's true about the Germanic origins; Britain's history is fascinating to me. As is Rudolf Steiner.

    I do find his basis in theosophy and his subsequent divergence from it quite interesting. I am always interested in how and why people think-- regardless of whether or not I agree with them. And while there may be esoteric reasoning that guided him into creating Waldorf education, it is certainly strong enough to stand without it.

    I am always in awe of what a deeply moving education he dreamed up. It speaks so completely to my children.

  9. Kelly3:47 PM

    Hi Sara, I stumbled upon your blog and I just love it! We are future waldorf homeschoolers (oldest is now 4) and I'm so inspired by mamas who are doing and documenting this life. I hope you are enjoying the UK and that you find time to keep writing. :) Peace, Kelly

  10. Hello! I'm looking for home-schooling online resources and stumbled on your blog. with the big move I suppose it must be a bi hard to blog for now but I sure hope to see you posting sometime again when you find the time for it! :)

  11. Thanks for the sweet words and encouragement, Kelly and Rasamalai. Moves are always tough, but I'm looking forward to blogging from the UK.


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