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Me and Sophie in our bridesmaid dresses, Thomas in his page boy suit and hubby holding a photo of Jessica standing in front of a wall at my sister's wedding

Me and Mine – September 2020

One of our Me and Mine photos back in March came from our last big family gathering before lockdown – my mum’s 80th birthday. Six months on, we gathered together…

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

#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 38

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 26/09/20

Welcome back to Country Kids. I hope that you are all keeping well and safe. The weather has shifted here this week and there is a definite autumnal feel to…

Sophie and Thomas in the woods at Chiltern Open Air Museum

A nature hunt at Chiltern Open Air Museum

Chiltern Open Air Museum is one of our favourite places for a day out. It’s familiar and feels like a safe place to visit with the restricted pre-booked tickets and…

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

#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 37

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 19/09/20

Welcome back to Country Kids. I hope that you are all keeping well and safe. The weather this past week has been glorious here and we’ve been making the most…

The word 'sunshine' in yellow with a sun above the 'e'

Friday Focus 18/09/20 – Sunshine

We’ve been making the most of the lovely sunshine this week and have spent most of the time out in the garden. I have a few jobs on my to-do…

A teddy bears' picnic scene in an egg box

Creating a teddy bears’ picnic in an egg box

Egg boxes are brilliant for creating small world play scenes and helping keep them contained. We had fun recently creating a small-world teddy bears’ picnic in an egg box using…

Sophie and Thomas with the wooden carving of Jessica at Jessica's forever bed

Siblings – September 2020

September and back-to-school means change and adjusting to new routines and new sibling dynamics. Sophie and Thomas have gone from spending all day together every day to spending a large…

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

#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 36

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…