Welcome to the Pukeko Patch !

This is the blogging home of the Oh Waily family’s home education journey.  Here you will find posts and updates about all the interesting, mundane and random occurrences of that journey.  In between those there may even be musings about parenting, raising children and anything else that may cross my mind to share.

You can find out a bit about us here and look back at our very early adventures at t’other blog here.

We hope you enjoy your time with us.  Now, on to our latest adventures…

Family Field Trip: Singapore

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Back in October the Oh Waily family had a very short stay in one of my favourite places, Singapore. The kids got to see, feel and enjoy some of the sights. On Orchard... READ MORE

An emerging Artist

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And without warning there was Art. Art that did not include masses of paint or crayon colours splashed across the page with abandon and no form. Art that showed previously unseen fine motor... READ MORE

Mount Kaukau walk

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Today, on the invitation of a friend, my two small people and I took a long uphill walk to the top of Mount Kaukau. And what a walk it was.  It’s roughly 2-3... READ MORE

Arts & Crafts

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As you can imagine, we have a fair amount of art materials in the Oh Waily household.  Miss Oh has always been fond of creating her own art, and I have always enjoyed... READ MORE


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  I love this photograph of Miss Oh Waily that I took on our visit to Tikitapu, just outside of Rotorua. I also happen to love the quote from Lao Tzu.  What could... READ MORE

Money Week 2014

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  Yes, in this part of the world it is time to reflect on things financial. We’ve been doing things to induce some financial literacy in the Oh Waily kids for a while... READ MORE