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Jessica standing in front of a tree looking out over a big branch - "Country Kids"

Country Kids 24/08/19

Welcome to Country Kids. Country Kids, originally hosted by Fiona at Coombe Mill, is all about sharing outdoor family fun. It was one of the first linkies I joined in…

The word 'mixed' with a mixing spoon behind the "ix"

Friday Focus 23/08/19 – Mixed emotions

This week has been a bit of a mixed one – there have been happy moments but also moments of feeling overwhelmed, stressed, tired and fed up with everything. Such…

Me, hubby, Sophie and Thomas wearing our "JoGLE for Jessica" T-shirts at the Land's End signpost with "JoGLE for Jessica 12th August" added to the signpost

JoGLE for Jessica – Penzance to Land’s End

Our JoGLE for Jessica was almost complete – just one more bus ride to go to reach Land’s End. Sophie was very excited to see it was an open-top double-decker.…

Sophie sitting on the train with her headphones on while hubby looks out of the window at Exeter St David station

JoGLE for Jessica – Glasgow to Penzance

After a day off in Glasgow exploring the city and looking for the Oor Wullie sculptures, it was time to get back on the train and head south. We’d booked…

Me, hubby, Sophie and Thomas by the "End to Enders" sign at John O'Groats

JoGLE for Jessica – John O’Groats to Glasgow

1.35pm on Thursday – arrival at John O’Groats and the start of our JoGLE for Jessica. First things first – the obligatory photo by the signpost and another by the…

Sophie and Thomas (wearing their JoGLE for Jessica T-shirts) on the train to Wick

JoGLE for Jessica – Getting to the start

The bags were packed, the T shirts had been printed and we were ready to start our JoGLE for Jessica. First of all though, we had to get to John…

A paper heart with "Jessica" on it hanging from a tree and #365daysofgratitude

#365daysofgratitude 2019 – Weeks 32 and 33

Since 2016, I have taken part in a daily gratitude challenge, sharing a photo of one thing I am thankful for each day on Instagram. There have been days when…

Jessica standing in front of a tree looking out over a big branch - "Country Kids"

Country Kids 17/08/19

Welcome to Country Kids. Country Kids, originally hosted by Fiona at Coombe Mill, is all about sharing outdoor family fun. It was one of the first linkies I joined in…

The word 'JoGLE' with a John O'Groats signpost on the J and a Land's End signpost on the L

Friday Focus 16/08/19 – Our JoGLE for Jessica

We’re now back home again after spending six days travelling on trains and buses to go from John O’Groats to Land’s End and home again on our JoGLE for Jessica.…

Sophie and Thomas sitting in a blue chair wearing their "JoGLE for Jessica" T-shirts

Siblings – August 2019

Three years ago today we set out on an adventure. A trip from Land’s End to John O’Groats by bus and train. Jessica and Sophie were 4 and 2 at…