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Heart family fun at Cliveden

One of the highlights of half-term for Jessica and Sophie was our day out at Cliveden with another heart family.  Jessica and P first met at the heart ward Christmas party and quickly made friends with each other. They are around the same age as each other (P is a few months younger) and both have similar heart conditions.… Read more

Jessica and Sophie out and about at the park

Sunny winter afternoons at the park

The days are starting to get longer which means we can now start to fit in a trip to the park after school. The girls got a scooter each for Christmas and the park is just the right distance away for them to ride them there and back (and not too far if I end up having to carry them!)

Jessica on the slide at the park: Sunny winter afternoons at the park

We’ve been lucky with the weather this past week – it’s been cold but sunny.… Read more

Jessica and Sophie in matching red coats

A wintry woodland walk at Hughenden Manor

For our last family day out of 2016, we headed over to Hughenden Manor. Having enjoyed the knights and dragons trail there in the summer, we were looking forward to trying the fairytale trail. As we walked the short distance from the car park towards the information hut, we passed several chalk boards with passages and clues relating to different fairy tales.… Read more

Sophie holding a map ready to do the advent box trail at Hinton Ampner

Hunting for Advent boxes at Hinton Ampner

​​After catching up with my family in Hampshire on Boxing Day, it’s starting to become a tradition to have a day out in the local area. Last year we enjoyed a couple of days out at Uppark and Fort Nelson. This year we decided to visit Hinton Ampner and do their family Christmas trail together.… Read more

The beautiful view from the entrance of Chiltern Open Air Museum in the winter sunshine

A traditional Christmas at Chiltern Open Air Museum

Chiltern Open Air Museum is one of our favourite places for a day out – as well as the various old buildings which the girls can explore, there is plenty of space for them to run around in; woods to wander through and sheep and the horses to say hello too.  Other than the Christmas weekend though, it is closed over the winter.… Read more

Jessica and Sophie looking at the flowers in the grounds of Charney Manor

Outdoor fun at Charney Manor

Every eighteen months or so, our church organises a weekend away. It’s a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, time to reflect on our faith and to build friendship. For the girls, it was mostly about having time to do crafts and to have fun outdoors and getting to be with our extended church family.… Read more

Do you want to build a scarecrow?

I’ve never attempted to build a scarecrow before but when I spotted on Facebook that a nearby farm shop was organising a community fundraising day to build a scarecrow and help raise funds for CalAid, I thought it sounded like fun.  Family time together plus doing something for a good cause – what wasn’t to like?  They were also collecting clothes for the refugees in the Calais jungle which was very handy as I’d just had a big clear-out.… Read more