One of my favourite things about home ed. is its flexibility. The boys have asked recently to start taking holidays when the local schools do. We agreed, but then a couple of sleepovers were on the cards mid-week. We discussed it again, and now the boys are back on board with the way we've done things thus far (which is to take holidays as and when they suit us.) So, this was Thursday morning, and we will work through half-term as before, unless someone else comes to visit, or it snows!