Definitely feels like the we are about to walk into the opening scenes of the movie, Gladiator. Maybe once I had a passing resemblance to Maximus 不不不不不. Very passing.. Thankfully no barbarian hoards this time although our squirrels can get a bit frisky.

As we walked I asked Hawklad about the imminent recommencement of the school at home project. Is there anything I could do to make it run better for him.

Nothing he could think of apart from me upping my IQ into double figures.

Ok, is there anything I can get in or buy that would help him. Text books, supplies, tech, tutor support. He thought carefully for a while, finally concluding

Yes there is. As he would still be largely cut off from others, then ..


I never saw that one coming. But actually that is a top idea. He needs to have fun. So its time for a board game search of the house and then lets see what Amazon has to offer. He will get more from them than he will ever get from another text book.

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      1. Wish I could send one to you. If you can’t find one, perhaps I will as it would be perfect for learning countries, maps, geography and various facts about countries. You actually build a map of the world as you go.


  1. Before we all had to buy games, people created them and made them for themselves. I guess you might be able to combine this and that to make a game to share between you and Hawklad. Something personal that includes things like cards with words like:
    “Got a marked test paper back from school go forward three” and “The dog plants a sock go back two” and “Hot chocolate go forward three” and “Mud clean up miss a go” and “Beautiful sunset go forward three” and “Dad has to reads out unique software licence number to Help Desk, miss a turn” and “Cat wants tummy tickled miss a turn” and “Rains on washing go back two” and “Rainbow appears go forward three” and “Got a parcel from Aunty…


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