Introducing Rosie...


This is our daughter Rosie, she has just turned 14....she is the beautiful one in many of my photographs, she is so photogenic with the most amazing crystal blue eyes and pretty blond hair, she is growing up fast, too fast in fact!

She has always loved to try on my make-up from an early age...I have images of her in my head, clomping around in Nanny Bridget's high heeled shoes, a feather bower and bright pink lipstick....she hasn't changed much, and because I have never told her off for wearing make-up she has developed a passion for it....she is a young aspiring makeup artist and will soon be studying Hairdressing. We have taken her out of school and home educate her, we really didn't like the morals that were being set for her within a state school and they used to tell us (as indeed with all schools) that she was a slow learner!



This is a collage of a stamp, that Rosie has made from re-cycled used stamps.


Since she has been away from all those hormones and peer pressures, she no longer worries what other people think of her and has become her own personality, she is kind hearted, never swears and does mean impressions! In september she will be attending college for one day a week to study for 3 GCSE's and is also going to be taking a hairdressing course.....There really are choices out there you know! you do not have to send your children to school - you can give them a far better education at home....


We have learnt many many things together and with access to the internet there is so much out there to learn....she has learnt how to use photoshop and has how to draw fashion models and textile designing, we have had a fun time and despite what the teachers used to say, she has definitely proved them wrong - I suppose its all the one to one - but we are all having a lovely time at home learning and being all together and just recently she has been training for the Duke of Edinburgh Award, that's what got us started on the Camping malarkey!

She also has the most amazing singing voice, kinda Joss Stone meets Christina Aguilera and she is making a CD as part of the award....I am so proud of her and love her to bits.




We recently celebrated her birthday and what with the cup cake phenomenom....that is spreading rapidly at the moment, Fred decided to make Rosie a cupcake tower for her birthday Cake....which turned out rather lovely.....We spent the day in London and the highlight was visiting the Mac makeup counter at Harrods with her friend Lauren, they both had their make-up put on by the professional make-up artists there and we took in a few sites on the way home.



A good time was had by all!...Happy 14th Birthday Rosie, You are a wonderful daughter and I love you to bits. xx


13 comments

  1. Hope she had a wonderful birthday!!
    I love your blog-your photos are fab!!

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  2. Happy birthday to Brittany. She looks a lovely daughter. Good luck to her in realising all her dreams mary

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  3. Sounds like an awesome birthday! And what an absolute stunner your daughter is! It sounds much more like she was bored in school, not slow. I'm always happy that there are parents like you still around to help their kids thrive in a better environment.

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  4. i only recently found your blog, and i so commend you for homeschooling! I did that also for awhile, and often wish i had continued. But my darling daughter is a social butterfly and needed to be around people! LOL! You will not regret one minute homeschooling, and what a wonderful bond you will form with your daughter. I can't believe shes only 14, i really think she looks 16! Shes lovely!Best wishes! Love your blog ;) Rosemary

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  5. I think that for years to come, you and your daughter will treasure this time you're having together. What a good Mama you are! She looks like a lovely girl, and clearly has some artistic talent!

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  6. I love all your pictures and really loved your camping stuff (we are campers too but not with style like you guys!) I also homeschool my 3 and it is sooo worth it. My oldest will graduate next year and it has gone too fast. I love those cupcakes: )

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  7. What a gorgeous girl! And talented too. Here's wishing you many more birthday's as lovely as your 14th Brittany.

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  8. YEAH for Homeschooling your lovely daughter!! We have homeschooled from the beginning with our 14-year-old son and 2 daughters(11 and 7). I wouldn't have it any other way, we have such great relationships with our kids, much better than our public-schooled counterparts. Enjoy it!! Great blog too, beautiful pics!

    Molly

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  9. I just found your blog through Bue Yonder...so good to hear other parents' experiences homeschooling older children happily! I homeschool our 7 and 9 year olds here in Washington. I am hoping to keep it up.
    Your daughter is beautiful; love her artwork!

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  10. What a beautiful picture of your daughter laughing. What kind of camera do you have?

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  11. I have just found your site via AllSorts and had to comment on this post. What a wonderful mama you must be...to have the faith in yourself and your daughter to go against the system and homeschool her. You obviously made the right decision. Good luck Brittany and happy birthday!

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  12. Oh, good for you homeschooling! It sounds like your daughter is thriving with it. :)

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  13. you are beautiful.

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