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Sophie and Thomas in matching shorts and T-shirts sitting next to the sculpture of Jessica at her forever bed

Siblings – June 2019

I used to love putting my girls in matching dresses. They always seemed happy with it and I loved how it highlighted the fact that they were a pair –…

Jessica standing in front of a tree looking out over a big branch - "Country Kids"

Country Kids 15/06/19

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…

The word 'music' with notes drawn inside

Friday Focus 14/06/19 – Rediscovering my love of music

“You brought music back into the house. I had forgotten.”   I used to enjoy singing and performing. We were in the midway through rehearsals for a concert at church…

Sophie wearing fairy wings and walking through the Temple Gardens at Langley Park

A magical fairy hunt in Langley Park

One of my favourite outdoor activities is looking for signs of fairies living in the woods. A little hole at the foot of a tree that surely must be a…

A drawing of me looking sad, holding a happy mask in front of my face and looking into a mirror

Grief and life after Jessica: Behind the mask

I had a conversation with an acquaintance the other day which went something like this:   Them: “You look miserable today, what’s the matter?” Me: “Jessica’s dead.” Them: “Oh, is…

A damselfly on a leaf

#30dayswild 2019 – Week 1

#30DaysWild is a challenge from the Wildlife Trust to connect more with nature every day in June, joining in with “random acts of wildness”. This is our third year taking…

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

#365daysofgratitude 2019 – Week 23

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 08/06/19

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…

Tired - this week's word of the week

Friday Focus 07/06/19 – Tired

I am tired this week. So tired. Thomas is waking multiple times a night at the moment. I think it might be due to teething given we are getting through…

Sophie walking along the Grand Union canal near Denham

#30dayswild – A guided nature walk at Denham Country Park

Denham Country Park is one of my favourite places to explore. It’s a great place for learning more about nature and they often have sessions for children, such as river…