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To Sophie – now you are seven

Darling Sophie, Today you are seven years old. You are so very excited to be turning seven. You’ve been counting down the sleeps for the last couple of weeks, and…

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#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 42

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 24/10/20

Welcome back to Country Kids. I hope that you are all keeping well and safe and coping with the current level of restrictions wherever you are. I’m grateful that time…

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Friday Focus 23/10/20 – Insomnia

This week has felt like a constant battle against insomnia; struggling to try and get a reasonable night’s sleep. I feel like I’m permanently tired at the moment in spite…

Sophie and Thomas walking hand-in-hand along a gravel path at Langley Park

After-school adventures at Langley Park

With the evenings drawing in and the weather becoming colder and greyer, staying indoors is often more appealing than heading out for an after-school adventure. On days when there is…

The Playmobil 1.2.3 advent calendar with a festive Playmobil scene in front showing the pieces contained within the advent calendar

Review: Playmobil 1.2.3 Advent Calendar

Disclaimer – I was sent the Playmobil 1.2.3 advent calendar to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. All three of my children have loved playing with Playmobil. The…

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

#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 41

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 17/10/20

Welcome back to Country Kids. I hope that you are all keeping well and safe and coping with the level of restrictions wherever you are. Thomas and I have been…

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Friday Focus 16/10/20 – Remembering

This week is baby loss awareness week and like many others, I lit my candle at 7pm yesterday for the wave of light, remembering my beautiful Jessica and thinking of…

Thomas in his pageboy outfit and Sophie in her bridesmaid dress sitting at the end of Nanny's bed next to Jessica's picture on a cushion

Siblings – October 2020

Technically this month’s sibling photos are late September rather than October, but as they’re from a very special occasion, I wanted to share them for this month’s sibling update. Auntie…