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Friday Focus 21/01/22 – Outside

We’ve been enjoying spending more time outside than we would normally do in January. Taking part in the #1000hoursoutside challenge is such a good incentive. It’s also been helped by…

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#1000hoursoutside – getting outdoors more in 2022

One of my aims for this year is to get outside a little more. To help motivate me, I’ve decided to take on the #1000hoursoutside challenge again. This is a…

Thomas and Sophie sitting on a red sofa with a 'Jessica' cushion one side and a 'Sophie' cushion the other, and Jessica's picture on her photo blanket in between them

Siblings – January 2022

One of our new things for this year is our morning ‘snuggle time’. We start every morning with five minutes (longer at the weekend!) of sitting together on the sofa,…

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Friday Focus 14/01/22 – Activities

This week seems to have been mostly spent either doing various activities or travelling to and from them! Sophie and Thomas are now back to all their usual activities and…

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Friday Focus 07/01/22 – New

Happy new year everyone! We’ve been discovering new places, trying new recipes, learning new skills and making some new things part of our routine this week.  Sophie started at a…

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Friday Focus 31/12/21 – Time

It has been lovely to have quality time together as a family over the festive period and time catching up with a few friends and family either side of Christmas.…

Hubby, Thomas, Sophie and me (holding a photo of Jessica) in front of a Christmas tree

Me and Mine – December 2021

I feel like I often start my Me and Mine posts by saying that this month has been a difficult one. I guess that’s the reality of life as a…

Jessica standing next to a snowman with Sophie standing behind Thomas (dressed as a snowman) against a snowy backdrop

Wishing you a gentle Christmas

To all my readers, Thank you for following my blog over the last year. I hope that your Christmas will be as nice a one as it can be. Lots…

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Friday Focus 17/12/21 – Déjà vu

I’m sure I’m not alone in the feeling of déjà vu as we get closer to Christmas with the current sharp rise in Covid cases. We’ve been cancelling activities this…

Jessica standing next to a snowman with Sophie standing behind Thomas (dressed as a snowman) against a snowy backdrop

Siblings – December 2021

One of our Christmas traditions is to create a festive photo of the children together. I enjoyed coming with different ideas for festive scenes, particularly once I started getting to…