Osborne Family News

We're a busy family of four from Brentwood, Essex in the UK. Our blog is a record of our family life, our home education journey, our worries and achievements and how we're figuring out the new normal.

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Welcome to our blog

We started home education in February 2020, a few weeks before lockdown as it turned out, with a plan to get us all used to it before we took a trip abroad for 6 months. Things changed as thy did for all of us. We decided, for various reasons, to continue to homeschool as our new normal. It works well. Every day is a new page and we learn all the time.


We'd love you to get to know us, to be inspired and to follow us, and we'd love to hear your comments!

A bit about us: We have a black and white cat named Peanut. We love West Ham United, country music and watching movies.

  • I'm your host, Karen, and I love maths, photography and baking and I have an eclectic taste in music. I often get mistaken for being an organised person, but it's more necessary than automatic.


  • Benjamin, the first edition, is 12. He is a brown belt in karate and plays for Hutton under 12s. He loves football, coding, making YouTube shorts and eating breakfast cereal. If he could do them all at the same time he would!


  • Erin, the second edition, is 8. She loves performing, song-writing, art and cake-making, she is a purple belt in karate and is represented by NDC Talent Management. Her favourite colour is purple and her favourite food is pasta.


  • Steve is the remaining quarter of our family. He doesn't blog but we love him all the same.

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