Monday, 19 February 2018

Wulf the Saxon Audio Drama {Review}


One of my favourite things about being a memeber of the Homeschool Review Crew is receiving new to the market products.  One of my all time favourite companies is Heirloom Audio Productions. As a family we have absolutely LOVED every single audio drama they have produced. Heirloom Productions specialise in producing quality audio productions bring history alive, their mission statement is
To engage our listener’s imagination by taking them back in time and immersing them in the story.
We have been collecting their Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. Henty and their latest addition to the series is AMAZING!!!


What we received
  • A downloadable copy of Wulf the Saxon. (127 MB MP3 version)
  • The music score is an original and written by Emmy Award Winning Composer John Campbell.
  • Listening time: 2 1/2 hours
  • Recommended ages: 6 to Adult. (IF listening with younger children please be aware that some scenes are intense listening!)
  • Featuring: Brian Blessed, Chris Larkin, Helen George, Jack Farthing, Sian Phillips and Patrick Godfrey. 
The Story...
Wulf the Saxon was written by master story teller G.A. Henty and published in 1895. It is the story of the Norman Conquest.
Shipwrecked on the shores of Normandy in the year 1065, a desperate struggle for the throne of England begins.
Edward the Confessor is the King of England. Wulf is a young man and landholder (known as a Thane) who has the respect of everyone he serves through his devotion, courageous attitude and his reputation of honor.  Wulf and his friend Harold (a devout Christian) are ship wrecked on the shores of Normandy along with Earl Harold whom they serve.  Together they escape and report their capture to the local Baron and events are started which see their Lord released and tricked.
From here they are involved in the Battle with the Bretons and return to England.  Upon King Edwards death they return to Normandy where the king survives an assassination attempt.   Through many historic twists and turns, political manovoures they  survive the Viking Invasion and immediately find themselves outside the battle of Hastings.

Join them as they boldly capture a castle in the Welsh wars and climax's in the Battle of Hastings.  Join them as a nation is born. The story is based upon The Bayeux Tapestry. This tapestry will be displayed in the UK for the first time in 950 years.

This is a tale of courage and loyalty full of real life heroic deeds and inspirational characters from the medieval world.

Heirloom Audio Adventure Club

How we used it
We have an account with Heirloom Audio's Live the Adventure Club.  This club has numerous benefits (Adventure Library, Kid Activities, Games, Educational Treasures, Resources and Articles) for it's members and is a great place to keep all your adventures in one plance.

We were gifted a copy of  Wulf the Saxon. Within the library section we were able to choose to download the audio drama or listen to it online. After downloading it weextracted it from it's zip file (127 MB) and extracted.

We burned it to two CD's in the mp3 format to listen to in our old car stereo.  We LOVE listening to audio drama's when we are traveling to our multiple weekly commitments OR on long holiday journey's.  It's become a family tradtion to take along our Henty Adventures!

Other Available Audio Drama's
  • Captain Bayley's Heir
  • In the Reign of Terror
  • The Cat of Bubastes
  • Beric The Briton
  • The Dragon & The Raven
  • With Lee In Virginia
  • In Freedom's Cause
  • Under Drakes Flag

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Over All I thought ...
We absolutley love every single one of our Extraordinary Adventures collection.  The music and drama are a sheer delight to the listening ear. Wulf the Saxon inspires and encourages and we are looking forward to listening to it on our cross country adventures. This audio drama is well worth adding to your library, it is a treasure you and your children will enjoy many times over.

 Blessings
Chareen



Friday, 9 February 2018

50 Valentine's Resources {2018 version}

Can you believe it's Valentines day next week ?  In 2013 I shared my very first Valentine's resource list and followed it up with over 70 resources for you in 2014.  I have been collecting some new pins on Pinterst.  You can find them on my Valentine's Day board. Please note I have not thoroughly vetted all the links and sublinks listed here, so please use your own discression.  If a link is listed here it does not mean I endorse the content as content is fluid and changes on the www.  I'd love to hear about your favourite Valentine's Resources.  Please leave them in the comments :)



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Friday, 2 February 2018

Racoon and Lone Ranger felt masks {Virtual Fridge}

This Week
Wow we're in February already of 2018.  Time certainly waits for no man.  Last year on the Virtual Fridge we had a new blogger (Our Unschooling Journey Through Life) join in to share so please pop over to her blog and say hello.  Thank you so very much Kym @ Homechool Coffee Break for your faithfulness in hosting the VF, I'm so looking forward to co-hosting with you throughout 2018 and seeing what everyone is doing.


Last year we joined a fortnightly drama group and craft class.  At one of the craft sessions we made masks for drama.  These were so easy to do.  We used felt and spme really easy to use templates (ideas and inspiration were found on Pinterest) and Nathaniel made a racoon and Lone Ranger mask.


Are you on INSTAGRAM ?  You can now use your IG account to link up an show us your art adventures.

This weeks Feature

This weeks feature is a Repeated Shape Chalk Drawing tutorial from over at Our Unschooling Journey.

Your Turn

I invite you to take some photo's of your children's artistic pursuits put them in a post and link up with me I would love to come over and see the wonderful art your children have enjoyed doing.
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Blessings
Chareen

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