Wednesday, September 16, 2009

{NOT Back to School Picnic}

Today we went along to our local Not Back to School Picnic. The weather turned out to be beautiful. I have to admit that I was pretty nervous going along as I didn't know if I would know anyone there, but it turned out ok. I pretty much forced myself to go as I wanted to offer support to the cause so to speak. Luckily I found there was one (very good) friend there, so stuck by her side all afternoon ;o) It did make me feel a little sad though. The home-education groups were such a huge part of our life at one time, and I was very much involved in them and knew almost everyone that attended. Going along today, I felt like very much an outsider, almost an intruder. That wasn't the fault of the organisers I might add, if I had made the effort I'm sure some kind soul would have taken pity and talked to me lol - but I felt out of my depth and uncomfortable. Need to rebuild my own confidence I guess.

Anyway, we had a lovely day despite all of that. I took some photos, being careful that the pictures didn't identify others children.

More pictures can be seen on my Photography Blog


  1. Hi there - would just like to reassure you that you are far from alone in feeling a little hesitant about going somewhere where you don't know anybody - I didn't even make it to our picnic for that very reason. I chickened out completely! Still, looks like it was a good event, and you have some lovely photos. :)

  2. I'm sorry you felt that way :(. Is there no HE-group that you like? Hope nothing bad has happened in the past!

    Are you the one with the lego-lovers? :)

    Mirjam :o), HE-ing with three boys in the NL, planning to move to Devon :)

  3. Oh my gosh, I am soooo loving your blog! :) :) :)