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Travelling to the 12 corners of the UK in a Tuk Tuk for Healing Little Hearts

Our family challenge last year was to travel from Land’s End to John O’Groats on public transport. Last month, we attended the Land’s End-John O’Groats Association awards dinner in Torquay where we were presented with our certificates and Sophie won the Jack Adams/Richard Elloway trophy for being the youngest person to do the journey in 2016.… Read more

Me and Mine: January 2017 – A trophy for Sophie

The thing I love most about the Me and Mine project is capturing moments and memories of the four of us as a family.  Looking back each month; seeing the little changes as the children get bigger and revisiting memories of the things we’ve done as a family.


Back in August last year, I shared three photos for my Me and Mine project.… Read more

Me, hubby, Jessica and Sophie at the signpost at Land's End

Me and Mine – August 2016

I can’t quite believe we’re at the end of August.  The summer holidays have whizzed by far too quickly for my liking.  In just under a week’s time, my big girl will start school and celebrate her 5th birthday.  This summer has felt incredibly precious – making the most of this time before Jessica takes another little step into being more independent from us.  It feels like she has grown up so much over the summer – that little girl who left preschool just a few short weeks ago has become more confident, more self-assured.  I know she is ready; she is excited and looking forward to starting big school.  Me – less so.… Read more

My Sunday Photo 21/08/16 – LEJOG

On Monday morning we got on a train and headed to Land’s End for the start of our challenge to travel the length of the country by train and bus.  Two days, 17 hours and 54 minutes after leaving Land’s End, we reached John O’Groats.  By Friday morning, we were back home again.  It’s certainly been quite an adventure.… Read more

LEJOG Day 4 – We did it!

Despite being given directions at the hotel to the bus stop we still managed to completely miss it and had to ask someone else. It turned out we’d walked straight past it – how both hubby and I had managed to miss the bus shelter and the big yellow BUS STOP on the road when we’d passed the church (which we had noticed!) is beyond me!… Read more

View from the train at Berwick-upon-Tweed

LEJOG Day 2 – Penzance to Perth

I had hoped for a reasonable night’s sleep ahead of getting the 6.28am train from Penzance but I ended up co-sleeping with Sophie whose dreams clearly featured her as a Riverdancing octopus if the amount of fidgeting was anything to go by. Thankfully my sense of adventure overrode my usual morning grumpiness and although it was a bit of a rush to get to the station, at least I wasn’t too zombie-like!… Read more

LEJOG Day 1 – Getting to the start

“We’re going on a ‘venture!” Sophie kept saying as we rushed around getting everything ready to set off towards Land’s End – the starting point for our LEJOG challenge. Unfortunately in the rush, neither hubby nor I noticed that Jessica hadn’t picked up Kerry, her favourite dolly, and it was only when we arrived at the station that we realised she was missing.… Read more