Category Archives: Friday Focus

Friday Focus 24/03/17 – An eventful week

It’s been quite an eventful week. Last weekend was a fun-filled, but very busy one. We enjoyed an overnight stay at Chessington World of Adventures where we got to try out the new Gruffalo ride last Saturday. We were also lucky enough to have the opportunity to meet Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler and have a couple of books signed by them.… Read more

Friday Focus 17/03/17 – Spring is in the air

Sunny days, warmer weather, daffodils blooming in the garden – it must be Spring! This week has seen us shedding our winter coats and enjoying trips to the park after school.

Spring - this week's word of the week

I love getting out and about at this time of year. The world is such a pretty place. The trees are full of pink and white blossom, the rhododendrons are starting to bloom and daffodils seem to be waving their bright cheery heads everywhere.… Read more

Friday Focus 10/03/17 – There were four in the bed…

This week has left me feeling quite tired. We’re used to the girls climbing into our bed during the night and co-sleeping. On the whole, we usually sleep reasonably well but Jessica and Sophie have both been a little under the weather which has made them both fidget.

Fidget - this week's word of the week

Sophie had her preschool boosters this week and has mostly been fine but was a bit restless the night after.… Read more

Friday Focus 03/03/17 – Lent and the start of 40acts

This week marks the start of Lent and the beginning of the 40acts generosity challenge. I’ve taken part individually over previous years but this year is the first time that the girls will be joining me. We’ve got our 40acts wallchart up and I’m enjoying seeing how enthusiastic and excited Jessica and Sophie are about taking part in each day’s challenge (possibly helped by being able to add a sticker to the chart when they complete it!)

Lent - this week's word of the week

So far, we’ve put together our generosity kit (which includes chocolate, sweeties, some coins, post-it notes and plasters) and made the effort to tell a friend something that we really like about them.… Read more

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