Monday, February 19, 2018

Heirloom Audi Productions - Wulf The Saxon {TOS REVIEWS}



We love anything by Heirloom Audio Productions so we were super excited to be sent their latest audio adventure Wulf The Saxon. In fact if you have read our blog long enough you will have heard about all of the other audio productions they have produced - we own all eight of them. They are our favorite entertainment on long car journeys each story is movie length around two and a half hours. It's a great way to pass time in the car or just relaxing on a cold afternoon.

G.A Henty is a favorite here. At one time Jam had a goal of reading all of them before he graduated...I'll have to check up on how he's doing! We have not found a Heirloom Audio Production we don't like! We are also members of their Live The Adventure Club it's a fun monthly membership club where you can access a lot of extra information loads of extras including study guides, music soundtracks etc!



If you haven't ever listened to an audio adventure you can check out why they are so good here. They are different to a regular audio book, don't get me wrong - I love audio books and we listen to them all the time, especially while driving. There is something special about an audio drama. It's basically a movie for your brain. You can hear all the action and it's perfect for while you are driving.


Wulf The Saxon did not disappoint everyone loved it. The story is set in 1605 Wulf is a young Saxon landowner, serving an Earl Harold Of Godwin Earl of Essex. After a disagreement a Bishops page and some rough words to a  Norman. He finds himself being sent away from the court back to his home as a kind of punishment. His Earl says he needs to grow up and learn patience. He is sent back to his homeland taking Osgod with him. He's a little disappointed with this but takes it in his stride and he really throws himself into the task. The people that live on his land grow to love and respect him. He fulfills his promise and returns a wiser man when pardoned by Earl Harold.

Being the ward of Earl Harold he has many adventures shipwrecks, escapes, and taking over a Welsh castle, Viking invasion, and the Battle of Hastings. This story is all about the battle for the English throne!

It's so fun to be able to share British History with my children. I spent many days trying to learn the dates from some of the events in history. I often this how much easier I would have found it if I could have listened to some of these audio adventures when I was young. My kids remember so many facts about history just by listening to these adventures.

The star line up in the cast won't disappoint!

The actors that help bring this story alive are amazing. Brian Blessed does an excellent job as Henty. Helen George has been in quite a few of the latest ones too! If you love living history you will love these!
Check out what others on the review crew thought by clicking on the link below!

Wulf the Saxon {Heirloom Audio Productions Reviews}
Crew Disclaimer


Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” ©2011-2018 Chickensbunniesandhomeschool. All rights reserved. All text, photographs, artwork, and other content may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form without the written consent of the author Chickensbunniesandhomeschool.blogspot.com

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Home Depot First Saturdays Craft

Today Captain and I had another fun trip to our local Home Depot.

We were expecting 5-6 inches of snow so I wasn't sure if we were going to make it or not.

The snow held off long enough for us to make it.







Friday, January 26, 2018

Friday Field Trip

We had a great field trip this week. We went to see a show called "The Science of Magic Bill Blaggs".
It was fantastic! All the kids loved it, even those who were a little over the suggested age. 
Of course I couldn't take photos in the theatre during the show but I got a little picture before it started.



Bill Blaggs is a real magician and does regular shows. It was great that his was willing to put this small show on for educational groups!

We have another great field trip planned for next week...watch this space!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Still Life in Pencil and Pastels

We had such a fun day yesterday at our new coop. Captain and Boo took an art class together. Boo was a little nervous because of the age range of the class but the teacher did a great job explaining everything without it seeming too babyish!

They all got to do a art piece before they left. There will be a new one every week so I'm excited to share with you over the next few weeks what they do.

Yesterday they both completed a Still-Life using Pastels.

Boo's Work



 

Captain's Work





 
Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” ©2011-2018 Chickensbunniesandhomeschool. All rights reserved. All text, photographs, artwork, and other content may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form without the written consent of the author Chickensbunniesandhomeschool.blogspot.com

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Melody of the Soul by Liz Tolsma Blog Tour, Giveaway, and Facebook Live

Boo has been reading this book to help me with this review! She grabbed it as soon as it arrived even though I had opened my schedule to read it! She loves music and the title grabbed her straight away. She's loving the book - although was surprised by the emotions this time period and events sets off. She hasn't read a lot from this point in history and I think learning the facts in a history class and feeling the emotions while reading and connecting with characters is completely different! She loves this book and has hardly put it down over the last few days!

This book is definitely helping Boo to connect with the emotions of the time. Since she also loves music she can understand how hard it would be to be forced not to play. Although hiding her piano would be a lot harder for Boo if she was ever in a similar situation I can imagine her trying. When you play and love music it's somewhere you can find peace and comfort. Something that is needed by Anna.

Check out more about the book and how to enter the giveaway below - Good Luck!

Travel back in time to 1943 and meet Anna Zadok, a Jewish Christian and concert violinist whose career is ended because of Nazi occupation in Prague. Don't miss the new historical novel, The Melody of the Soul, by Liz Tolsma. Though musical instruments have been declared illegal, Anna defiantly continues to play the violin. But Officer Horst Engel, quartered in Anna's flat and dissatisfied with German ideology, enjoys her soothing music. When Anna and her grandmother face deportation, Horst risks everything to protect them.

Join Liz Tolsma and other bookworms for a Facebook Live event on February 6, plus enter to win Liz's prize pack giveaway!


One grand prize winner will receive:

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on February 6. The winner will be announced at Liz's Facebook Live Party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Liz and other readers, as well as for a chance to win other prizes!

RSVP today and spread the word-tell your friends about the giveaway and Facebook Live party via social media and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 6th!


Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” ©2011-2018 Chickensbunniesandhomeschool. All rights reserved. All text, photographs, artwork, and other content may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form without the written consent of the author Chickensbunniesandhomeschool.blogspot.com

Heirloom Audi Productions - Wulf The Saxon {TOS REVIEWS}

We love anything by  Heirloom Audio Productions  so we were super excited to be sent their latest audio adventure Wulf The Saxon . In fa...