Saturday, 5 March 2011

A new home education site

Rumour has it that when Fiona Nicholson was edged out of the lead postion at Education Otherwise by Shena Deuchars and Co, she retreated to a darkened room for a few days, chewing her nails and wondering what to do next. The answer is here;


http://edyourself.org/


This is a new site for information and advice about home education. It begins with a little bit of a white lie; claiming, as it does, that; 'this website is the work of Fiona Nicholson'. Actually, it is the work of her son Theo, but we will let that pass. I was amazed to discover that Fiona had apparently been an 'expert witness' at the select committee in October 2009! I must remember to use this gag myself, it sounds quite impressive. I had never really thought of myself as having been an expert witness before. I have a suspicion that this expression has been pinched from Paula Rothermel's site. Fiona's site is interesting though and I shall be watching with interest to see how it develops over the next few months.

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  1. "It begins with a little bit of a white lie; claiming, as it does, that; 'this website is the work of Fiona Nicholson'. Actually, it is the work of her son Theo, but we will let that pass."

    So can we take it that your name on the front of 'your' book is a little white lie too? That really it's the work of your publisher? I think you might be taking the words, 'this website', a little too literally...

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  2. I am glad Fiona is still around, certainly things got a bit complicated with the whole EO saga, but I wish Fiona well in her new endeavours.

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  3. Great.. yet another 'home education consultant'.
    Nice to see that this latest one has an interest in flies.

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  4. 'Nice to see that this latest one has an interest in flies.'

    I was myself quite baffled by the fly motif! I can only assume that it is a rebus; something which is meant to convey something to us.

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  5. Mystery solved on the fly front! It is a picture from Fiona's son's collection of photographs and is not a fly at all but some form of beetle. There is no deeper significance than that Fiona liked the image.

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  6. Ahhhh.....a beetle, a good job that he's into beetles and not naked ladies like a lot of other teenage lads, or we could have ended up with a centrefold from a bongo mag.

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