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Friday Focus 10/07/20 – Plodding along

It’s been one of those weeks when everything has just felt a bit tough and we’ve just been plodding through. I’m struggling with trying to get a decent amount of…

(left) Sophie with her ocean in an egg box; (right) two peg doll mermaids

Crafting with kids: making an ocean in an eggbox with peg doll mermaids

Last week’s home learning theme was ‘the seaside’ which gave us lots of inspiration for crafts to go alongside the school-work. We revisited a couple of ‘under the sea’ crafts…

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#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 26

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…

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Friday Focus 03/07/2020 – Poorly in the midst of a pandemic

Thomas has been poorly for the last couple of days with a high fever and generally being very unsettled and unhappy. Since Jessica died, I’m much more anxious when my…

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#30DaysWild – Making nature fashion accessories

We’ve come to the end of #30DaysWild for another year. Our wild activities have been quite low-key this year due to being mostly restricted to the garden but we have…

Sophie (holding a photo of Jessica), me (holding Jessica's memorial butterfly with her memory box on the table in front of it) and hubby holding Thomas, out in the garden

Me and Mine – June 2020

Restrictions might have eased off, but we’re still mostly living life in our little bubble and not really venturing out all that much, other than for walks/scooter rides around the…

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#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 25

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 27/06/20

Welcome back to Country Kids. I hope that you are all keeping well and safe during this time   While we’re still restricted with our outdoor adventures, Country Kids will…

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Friday Focus 26/06/20 – Reactions

The toddler tantrums have begun! Thomas has decided that he doesn’t like closed stair gates and the word ‘no’; the reaction to these has been lots of tears and getting…

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

#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 24

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…