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Hi, I'm Nicola - welcome to a blog about family travel around the world, without leaving the UK.
I love travel adventures, but to save cash and keep my family's carbon footprint lower, I dreamt up a unique stay-at-home travel experience. So far I've visited 110 countries... without leaving the UK. Join me exploring the next 86! Or have a look at the "countries" you can discover within the UK by scrolling the labels (below right). Here's to happy travel from our doorsteps. See www.nicolabaird.com for info about the seven books I've written, a link to my other blog on thrifty, creative childcare (homemadekids.wordpress.com) or to contact me.

Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Victorian school

Nicola, Pete, Lola and Nell want to travel the world with a difference. We hope to get a taste of many countries without adding to climate change (with needless emissions from aeroplanes) or having to waste hours of holiday time in airport terminals. We hope our adventures inspire you to take a Grand Tour of your neighbourhood whatever the weather. This post is from Lola

If you went to school (parents had to pay) it was from three to eight years. I would have already left because I am nine. You wrote on slates with a slate pencil and then rubbed your work off with an old rag. You weren’t allowed your hair down if you were a teacher, and if you were a woman you also were not allowed to be married. The teacher at Morewellham Quay started at 16 years. We had a go copying proverbs in Victorian writing (copperplate). Nell and I weren’t very good at it, but mummy was.

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