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Sophie adding sticks to her den

Building a den in the woods

One of the nice things about my husband working from home more is being able to take advantage of Thomas’s nap time and have some one-to-one time with Sophie. It’s…

A picture of a blue dragonfly on a reed with the text "#366daysofgratitude 2020"

#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 30

At the start of 2016, inspired by a friend, I started a daily gratitude challenge – posting one thing that I was thankful for each day on Instagram. I enjoyed…

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

Country Kids 01/08/20

Welcome back to Country Kids. I hope that you are all keeping well and safe during this time.   With the summer holidays now here and more places being open…

Transition - this week's word of the week

Friday Focus 31/07/20 – Transitions

It’s been a week of transition in various ways, starting with the caterpillars we’ve been watching grow. Last weekend, we made the transition from the pot into the butterfly net…

Me, hubby, Thomas (asleep in the buggy) and Sophie (holding a photo of Jessica) at Chiltern Open Air Museum

Me and Mine – July 2020

Life feels like it is returning to more of a sense of normality this month. Hubby is working in the office and studio more now, and is starting to do…

Sophie and Thomas in front of the Fountain of Love at Cliveden

A walk around Cliveden

Our National Trust membership cards have been gathering dust for much of this year. It was nice to finally be able to use them and venture out for a day…

A picture of a blue dragonfly on a reed with the text "#366daysofgratitude 2020"

#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 29

At the start of 2016, inspired by a friend, I started a daily gratitude challenge – posting one thing that I was thankful for each day on Instagram. I enjoyed…

Thomas running around in the garden

To Thomas on his second birthday

Darling Thomas, Today you are two. How can it possibly be two years since you made your rather unusual entrance into the world? My rainbow baby – you have brought…

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

Country Kids 25/07/20

Welcome back to Country Kids. I hope that you are all keeping well and safe during this time   With the summer holidays now here and more places being open…

The word 'preparing' in purple

Friday Focus 24/07/20 – Preparing

This week has been a busy one. Thomas turns two on Sunday and I’ve been preparing for his birthday – planning cakes, having presents delivered, having Nanny come up to…