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Friday Focus 26/11/21 – Book

Back in the summer, I submitted a poem about grief being like a stormy sea for inclusion in a book of poems written by bereaved families about our children who…

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Book review and giveaway: 100 Best Christmas Poems for Children

Disclaimer: I have received a complimentary copy of ‘100 Best Christmas Poems for Children’ for the purposes of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.   We love…

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Friday Focus 19/11/21 – Organised

I’m feeling quite organised this week. I’ve managed to get most of my Christmas shopping done, started wrapping things and have managed to keep mostly on top of the to-do…

Sophie (holding a photo of Jessica on Remembrance Sunday) and Thomas standing in front of poppy wreaths on the peace memorial

Siblings – November 2021

I love watching Sophie and Thomas together. They really do have such a beautiful bond. Thomas absolutely idolises Sophie. From the moment he wakes up in the morning, he asks…

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Our Christmas traditions – creating a book advent calendar

One of our Christmas traditions is to have a book advent calendar. Each evening in December, in the run-up to Christmas, the children get to unwrap that day’s Christmassy book,…

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Friday Focus 12/11/21 – Enjoyable

We’ve had lots of little enjoyable moments this week. Little moments of quality time together, making the most of the opportunities to do things together. Simple things like flying kites,…

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Friday Focus 05/11/21 – Solo

I’m flying solo this week as my husband is away for eight days working on an event. It’s been a while since he was last away for that length of…

Hubby, Sophie, me and Thomas sitting on the sofa with Jessica's photo cushion behind us

Me and Mine – October 2021

I’m a bit late with October’s Me and Mine post. It’s been quite a full-on busy month, especially during half-term and our monthly family photos ended up being quickly grabbed…

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Friday Focus 29/10/21 – Exciting

It’s been quite an exciting half-term for us on the whole – especially for Sophie who has been competing in her first ever dance festival as well as celebrating her…

Sophie sitting at the table with a pink sprinkle-covered birthday cake with an '8' candle on top in front of her

Dear Sophie… now you are eight

Darling Sophie I can’t quite believe that you are eight years old already; that it can possibly have been that long since ‘baby Sofa’ as your sister called you, made…