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Sophie and Thomas sitting under a tree at Pinner Village Show. Sophie is holding a picture of Jessica

Siblings – September 2019

September is a milestone month, full of little changes. The start of a new school year, starting new groups or classes, the sense of change in the air as we…

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

#365daysofgratitude 2019 – Week 37

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 14/09/19

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…

Eventful - this week's word of the week

Friday Focus 13/09/19 – An emotional, exciting and eventful week

The last week has certainly been an eventful one. We’ve had Jessica’s birthday, a couple of milestone moments, interesting days out and finally managed to get Sophie’s and Thomas’s room…

Thomas stroking one of the sheep

A day out at Bocketts Farm Park

One of the nice things about meeting up ‘somewhere in the middle’ with friends who live some way away is the opportunity to visit new places that we wouldn’t normally…

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

#365daysofgratitude 2019 – Week 36

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 07/09/19

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…

A birthday cake in the shape of a butterfly with pink buttercream wings covered in butterfly and heart sprinkles and a number 8 candle

To Jessica on your eighth birthday

Darling Jessica,   Today is your eighth birthday. Eight sounds so grown up. I wonder what you would have been like now. I could imagine you on your seventh birthday…

The word 'sadness' in grey

Friday Focus (on Thursday!) 05/09/2019 – September sadness

The end of summer and back to school always brings a sense of sadness. I’ve always loved having that extended period of time with the children at home over the…

Sophie standing amongst the ruins of Waverley Abbey

Exploring Waverley Abbey

It’s nice sometimes to break up a journey with a visit somewhere interesting. We recently stopped off to explore the ruins of Waverley Abbey on the way back from visiting…