Category Archives: Friday Focus

Friday Focus 17/02/17 – Enjoying being together over half-term

The girls have been on half-term this week and I have enjoyed us all being together again this week. I’ve settled in to the routine of school and preschool now. The little window of time I have to myself in a normal school week is wonderful, but I do miss having both my girls at home all day.  It’s been lovely to step out of our usual routine and just have fun together.… Read more

Friday Focus 10/02/17 – a whole lot of baking goin’ on

I’ve been busy baking this week, with a little help from Sophie. Last Saturday we had a coffee morning at church to raise money for Little Hearts Matter. I always bake cheese scones for the coffee morning as I know they are popular. I should have baked a few more this time as they were all gone by the middle of the morning!… Read more

Friday Focus 03/02/17 – Revisiting memories

I’ve been revisiting memories this week. We spent last weekend in Torquay for the Land’s End – John O’Groats Association awards dinner. Sophie was awarded the Jack Adams/Richard Elloway trophy for being the youngest person to journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats last year and we all received our certificates for completing the journey.… Read more

Sunrise from my window

Friday Focus 20/01/17 – Making changes for the better

“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do.” (Mahatma Gandhi)


The above quote is usually shortened to “be the change you wish to see in the world.” It’s a reminder that change starts with ourselves.… Read more

Friday Focus 30/12/16 – Enjoying Christmas with my family

I’ve taken a step back from the blog over the last week and focused on enjoying Christmas with my family.  The girls are now both at a lovely age – that wonderful time of childhood when Christmas is just full of magic and everything is exciting. It has been such a joy to watch – yes, even when it involved being woken at 4.40am on Christmas morning!… Read more

Friday Focus 16/12/16 – Putting on a performance

All four members of my little family have been performing this week. On Friday, I got to see Jessica performing in two dances at the end of her ballet class and on Saturday morning, it was Sophie’s turn to show off some of the ballet steps she has learned. Hubby and I got to sing a duet together in our concert on Saturday evening as well as doing a solo each and taking part in various other numbers.  Tomorrow I’ll be singing a solo again in a carol service at church.… Read more